Monday, May 27, 2013

OUR WORLD - A Walk in the Woods


A gloomy, rainy afternoon
but oh such a wonderful walk 
in a rain drenched forest.


If you look closely, you can glimpse a kangaroo next to 
the second tree on the right.

Sorry, I could not help slipping this in with the Brownies
and their leader.


Lichen on a tree like mint sugar candy.


This stone obviously was not rolling, everything was so 
vibrantly green and wet . . .


Nature's basket weaving


moss on moss, I found this rather interesting,
a marriage of two different mosses.


What princess was this that was turned into a tree with
 her braided tresses trailing on the forest floor


rain: between shots the camera tucked inside my jacket


in every family, there is one with his head above the others


fascinating rocks, singly and in mounds


half the trees have been felled so there is much more light
in the forest and the forest floor is much greener than before.


My friend and companion contemplating the little green pool
that in summer is totally covered in duck weed.


Not the forests of oak, birch and fir of my childhood but a
place of trees none the less
and I always feel at home amongst trees.

An hour of walking and listening here, smelling the wet pine needles,
is bound to restore the soul and lift the spirits.


63 comments:

  1. What a delightful commentary this is. I particularly like the Brownies and their Leader.

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    1. Thanks Pat, it was just so obvious.

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  2. the first photo loaded and i thought 'i can almost smell the pine needles!' then you mentioned them at the end. enjoyed this walk very much. you made me smile.

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    1. A great result if I could make you smile . . .

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  3. Kleine, feine Geheimnisse im Naturwunder Wald, sehr schon...

    Liebe Grüsse Dir

    Hans-Peter

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    1. Von die ist das ein wahres Kompliment!
      Danke.

      xox . . . Arija

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  4. Beautiful and interesting photos, Arija, it must be very nice to walk here.

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    1. Not nearly as nice as in your landscape but beggars can't be choosers.

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  5. was für eine zauberische Atmosphäre in diesem Wald!! Fast wie hier in der Heide im Herbst.

    lieber Gruß und eine schöne Woche für dich.

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    1. Ich möchte so gerne noch mal in der sandigen blühenden Heide wandern . . .

      Ich wünsche auch die eine schöne Woche!

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  6. I am glad you took your camera along on this walk,so that I could feel like I was walking with you.

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    1. Dear Ruth, I don't move without my camera, at least one of them, rain, hail, or shine.

      I'd love to have you walk with me in person.

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  7. HI Arija...The mystical forest walk ; )
    Just a splendid walk with all your mushrooms,and your caption for each is fabulous : )
    I love moss so many kinds it so soft rich and green you so have to touch it lol!
    Thanks for the walk through your part of the world!!
    Grace

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    1. Yes Grace, those mosses after a pond desiccating summer were indeed pure joy to see. Just seeing that fresh green everywhere lifts one's spirits.

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  8. Another exquisite post, both in pictures and words.

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    1. Thanks FigMince, it just reminds me that my figs have just finished.

      Cheers . . .

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  9. I am smiling at your descriptions Arija - so apt. Your world looks damp and green.

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    1. Yes Barb, this is the time of re-awakening, just like your spring in some ways although the days get colder rather than warmer, nature greens, at least on the ground and weeds grow like asparagus.
      I am always happy if I can raise a smile.

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  10. I love the mushroom shots! Lovely!

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  11. Your posts are always a delight, Arija... I don't comment often enough, but I can't tell you just how often you have been my inspiration, my escape and feeder of soul when life is a bit overwhelming.
    Thank you for always showing us the beauty in life, often the whimsical, and always making me feel that the world is truly a beautiful place...

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    1. Crissouli, I so wish you would comment more, I too need reassurance and a kind world. Life had been a bit on the tough side for such a long time.
      I always grasp at the straw, and sometimes it grows into a life raft.

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  12. It does my heart good to see the green .... a beautiful walk with your faithful friend for company..... walking and listening and smelling. A dapper day indeed!

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  13. I love to walk in the rain, and the forest. A near perfect walk for me. Lovely photos. The fungi is marvellous!

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    1. I'm going back there to see what else the forest floor provides.

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  14. Sigh. I so enjoyed this walk with you among the giants and the mosses!!!! Surely fairies tend this floor of green and I'm sure they peered at you through all the wee cracks and crevices. Their special hiding places!Yes there is peace and serenity walking amongst the trees.What an added bonus! Seeing a Kangagroo!!

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    1. No worries Anna, the fairies and leprechauns are my friends, I find them everywhere. Come on over and I'll even take you through my private portal into another dimension.

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  15. The woods does that for me too Arija! Yours is beautiful. Loved the caption on the mushrooms...they certainly are good little brownies, following right in line. What a lovely place; thanks for sharing. I haven't gotten out much this week.

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    1. It is really just an ordinary pine plantation where they logged out a lot of trees last year and more light comes in but there is beauty everywhere it you open your eyes.
      Fly on over and I'll take you there, I'll even bring a picnic hamper.

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    1. Me too, unfortunately not edible.

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  17. Such a lovely walk through the woods.

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  18. What a beautiful journey you took us on. I love the woods, and the woods in the rain is magical. I also stop, often, to look at moss, at rocks and at lichen. Mushrooms and kangaroos are also a bonus. Thank you so much. (And I would really, really like some of that rain.)

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    1. I like seeing the kangaroos in the pine forest, just not on our farm where they are becoming dangerous, attacking our dogs and people trying to protect them.
      I've just bundled up the rain but cannot find your address!

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  19. I relish the smell of a pine forest, goes straight to my head. Funny how some people feel most comfortable in different environments. I sure like your magic land.

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  20. Just don't judge this particular book by it's cover, I am totally at home in so many environments, from deserts to oceans and back again and of course in the mountains. The Earth really is my home.

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  21. I like your wood. The mushroom is marvellous!

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  22. Arija, what a lovely place for a walk with your dog. I love the pine forest and the kangaroo. Cute puppy dog too. You do live in a beautiful world. Have a happy day!

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    1. There are pockets of beauty indeed, one just has to know where to look.

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  23. Great walk!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    1. Thanks Gary, hope you are doing your walks too.

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  24. Arija, a lovely walk, rain or no rain. I was imagining the smell of the pine trees as I was reading. Have a nice week.

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  25. I especially love the moss on the non-rolling stone as well as the dog and the roo

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  26. I like what you captured in the woods, and I do see that little kangaroo. :)

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  27. I do see the kangaroo! All these pics are fun to see!

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  28. Spotted the kangaroo-gosh the trees must be huge! Beautiful images!

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  29. A lovely walk in the rain really can lift a mood! Wonderful shots.

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  30. I love the treasures to be discovered when walking in the woods!!

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  31. Wow, what a walk! Beautiful and so serene. I love visiting WA state and their woods. You're right, there is something about the greens, oxygen and smell of pine needles that is magical. Your pups cute too :) have a great day!

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  32. Wonderful shots from your walk. I spotted the kangaroo. I find fungi very beautiful I enjoyed seeing the variety you shot.

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  33. sounds and looks great. A forest do have healing qualities.

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  34. Beautiful photos - it all looks so green and wet. I love the photos of the mosses.

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  35. Oh, the smell of wet pine needles is wonderful. Love the walk with you!

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  36. Beautiful photos and thanks for the comments :-).

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  37. Oh this was a lovely walk for me today with you Arija. I am thanking you so much as it cheered up my mind and soul.

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  38. Beautiful nature shots! Funghi and lichens are fascinating.

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