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.
What a delightful commentary this is. I particularly like the Brownies and their Leader.ReplyDelete
Thanks Pat, it was just so obvious.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
A great result if I could make you smile . . .Delete
Kleine, feine Geheimnisse im Naturwunder Wald, sehr schon...ReplyDelete
Liebe Grüsse Dir
Von die ist das ein wahres Kompliment!Delete
xox . . . Arija
Beautiful and interesting photos, Arija, it must be very nice to walk here.ReplyDelete
Not nearly as nice as in your landscape but beggars can't be choosers.Delete
was für eine zauberische Atmosphäre in diesem Wald!! Fast wie hier in der Heide im Herbst.ReplyDelete
lieber Gruß und eine schöne Woche für dich.
Ich möchte so gerne noch mal in der sandigen blühenden Heide wandern . . .Delete
Ich wünsche auch die eine schöne Woche!
I am glad you took your camera along on this walk,so that I could feel like I was walking with you.ReplyDelete
Dear Ruth, I don't move without my camera, at least one of them, rain, hail, or shine.Delete
I'd love to have you walk with me in person.
HI Arija...The mystical forest walk ; )ReplyDelete
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!!
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.Delete
Another exquisite post, both in pictures and words.ReplyDelete
Thanks FigMince, it just reminds me that my figs have just finished.Delete
Cheers . . .
I am smiling at your descriptions Arija - so apt. Your world looks damp and green.ReplyDelete
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.Delete
I am always happy if I can raise a smile.
I love the mushroom shots! Lovely!ReplyDelete
Thanks, I do too.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
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...
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.Delete
I always grasp at the straw, and sometimes it grows into a life raft.
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!ReplyDelete
You can come along anytime.Delete
I love to walk in the rain, and the forest. A near perfect walk for me. Lovely photos. The fungi is marvellous!ReplyDelete
I'm going back there to see what else the forest floor provides.Delete
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!!ReplyDelete
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.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
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.Delete
Fly on over and I'll take you there, I'll even bring a picnic hamper.
Love the mushrooms.ReplyDelete
Me too, unfortunately not edible.Delete
Such a lovely walk through the woods.ReplyDelete
Yep, wet but enjoyable.Delete
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.)ReplyDelete
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.Delete
I've just bundled up the rain but cannot find your address!
Yep . . .Delete
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.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
I like your wood. The mushroom is marvellous!ReplyDelete
More next week Randi.Delete
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!ReplyDelete
There are pockets of beauty indeed, one just has to know where to look.Delete
Great walk!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.ReplyDelete
Thanks Gary, hope you are doing your walks too.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
I especially love the moss on the non-rolling stone as well as the dog and the rooReplyDelete
I like what you captured in the woods, and I do see that little kangaroo. :)ReplyDelete
I do see the kangaroo! All these pics are fun to see!ReplyDelete
Spotted the kangaroo-gosh the trees must be huge! Beautiful images!ReplyDelete
A lovely walk in the rain really can lift a mood! Wonderful shots.ReplyDelete
I love the treasures to be discovered when walking in the woods!!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Wonderful shots from your walk. I spotted the kangaroo. I find fungi very beautiful I enjoyed seeing the variety you shot.ReplyDelete
sounds and looks great. A forest do have healing qualities.ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos - it all looks so green and wet. I love the photos of the mosses.ReplyDelete
Oh, the smell of wet pine needles is wonderful. Love the walk with you!ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos and thanks for the comments :-).ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Beautiful nature shots! Funghi and lichens are fascinating.ReplyDelete