Monday, May 19, 2014

OUR WORLD, Wild Bird Wednesday, & Nature Notes - The Wild Wood in Autumn


For a number of years now I had not made it to the wild
wood for health reasons.
Yesterday I just could not stay away when I saw so much gold 
down there from my vantage point on the hill


the sheep cheered me on


as the gold on the ground blinded me


I must be the richest person on the planet
with all that gold at my feet! 


Near the dam, a white-faced heron rose at my approach
and wonder of wonders,
I managed to get a blurry shot of it


I even managed to see and snap a grey Fantail


cute isn't he?
Almost three months late in his arrival
but who's complaining?


back on my golden carpet to struggle up the hill 
carting my camera with 500mm lens.

Yep, I was exhausted . . . but it was worth it!


Linking with




39 comments:

  1. What a beautiful stroll !
    Yes I would say it was well worth the effort , simply gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love those gold (or often orange here) carpets in the woods. Glad you got down there.

    ReplyDelete
  3. GORGEOUS gold! and sweet little fantail! blessings, arija.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Glorious colors and, of course, I love the little fantail!! Terrific captures as always, Arija!! Enjoy the colorful beauty and have a great week!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. So pretty with all the golden leaves.

    ReplyDelete
  6. How wonderful that you have the open eyes and heart to appreciate the beauty. And even better that you could get down into it. My face hurts as I smile at this post. Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  7. A golden photo indeed. Well done for making the effort to capture and share your golden moments.

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a beautiful place and glad you got there ~ Wonderful photos for OWT ~ xoxo

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

    ReplyDelete
  9. What a wonderful visit to the woods! I'm envious being from Qld.

    ReplyDelete
  10. gorgeous gold - I am so glad you managed to get out today. And that you will be able to again soon.
    Have a lovely week. I am joining you at Our World Tuesday.

    ReplyDelete
  11. It sounds as though you had a wonderful outing with all sorts of sightings! Those little fantails are so cute. Love seeing your golden leaves as our world turns green.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Lovely photos! I'm glad you were able to manage your excursion into the woods. Sadly as we get older our bodies don't always let us do what our minds want to.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Beautiful birds in rich forest area.

    ReplyDelete
  14. So beautiful Arija. You ARE rich in what matters -- and we are riciher for knowing you!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love the golden colour at your feet! Leaves and colours like that are just not seen here in the sub-tropics - and I miss it!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I pass couple of Ginko trees on the walk to the train in the morning - now there is a tree that gives gold!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

    ReplyDelete
  17. It looks as if someone laid out those beautiful leaves, perfectly spaced. You are, indeed, rich ... in beauty!
    Love the curious sheep looking back at you.

    ReplyDelete
  18. A golden carpet and birds too! Lucky you! Glad the sheep cheered you on.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I reckon with all that money you could retire early, or at least take the rest of the week off :) Lovely warm autumn here in Melbourne and looks similar with you.
    Have a great week.
    Wren

    ReplyDelete
  20. Exhausted,but refreshed also!! Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

    ReplyDelete
  21. What a beautiful series of photo's. I love the golden carpet and the birds.

    ReplyDelete
  22. I love autumn, and I must say, yours is beautiful! The heron is wonderful and that's a sweet little fantail. I'm glad you made the effort Arija, you were well rewarded.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Beautiful series of photo's!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Pretty photos of the fall leaves! Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

    ReplyDelete
  25. A wonderful series of photos and great birds.

    ReplyDelete
  26. loved to see the little grey Fantail and your cool trees. :)

    ReplyDelete
  27. Such a beautiful walk - I wouldn't have been able to resist either.

    ReplyDelete
  28. You are so right about the White Faced Heron looking so much like our GBH's. That gold at your feet, is not to be used for spending, but for remembering ;) the fondness what what was lived just past season and can you believe I have gold falling around me in Spring here...That looks like a sharp hill to climb, but thank you for taking us there, those sheep are wonderful. BTW, I answered your question on FB and also shared that Orchid I was gifted. Love and hugs dear Arija~

    ReplyDelete
  29. This type of walk through the golden beauty of nature brings a peaceful kind of exhaustion.

    ReplyDelete
  30. This is a lovely walk you took us on, thanks Arija :)

    ReplyDelete
  31. Beautiful walk... I'm glad you were able to get out and enjoy the fall color...hugs... Michelle

    ReplyDelete
  32. Oh, I truly enjoyed your LOVELY walk and BEAUTIFUL pictures; LOVED the adorable Fantail♡♡♡

    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

    ReplyDelete
  33. Beautiful carpet of autumn leaves which makes for a lovely walk! I also love the first shot with the three sheep.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Was für wunderschöner Spaziergang und was für wunderbare Bilder von all dem Gold der wundervollen Bäume, liebe Arija!!!
    Es liegt in diesen goldenen Herbststunden immer solch ein großer Zauber...
    Wie interessiert die Schafe nach Dir schauen...und auch die beiden Vögel, die Du auf so wundervolle Weise fotografiert hast...so schöne und friedvolle Szenen!!!
    Ich hoffe Dir geht es gut und Du genießt ein schönes Wochenende :)
    Sei ganz, ganz lieb gegrüßt,
    Deine Katrin, die gar nicht weiß, wie der fliegende Vogel auf Deutsch heißt...

    ReplyDelete
  35. A lovely set of carpets and little friends.

    ReplyDelete

Blog Widget by LinkWithin