Wednesday, May 8, 2013

A walk in the woods ...

“I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it.”
William Shakespeare

“God has strewn our paths with wonders and we certainly should not go through Life with our eyes shut.”
Alexander Graham Bell

“Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Going to the woods is going home.”
John Muir

“If God did not exist, He would have to be invented. But all nature cries aloud that He does exist: that there is a supreme intelligence, an immense power, an admirable order, and everything teaches us our own dependence on it.”

I visited this secluded area a few minutes' drive from our place - it's a favourite of mine in each season. Sasha contented herself with nosing around in the leaves and finding a comfortable spot in the shade as I wandered around in the woods. It's the height of black fly season and they were voracious. Since I'm a favourite of all biting and sucking insects I doused myself in a 98.9% DEET solution (not available in my nanny state but which I - thankfully - found in Florida) and they were forced to leave me alone.

I made enough photos for several posts so will have to share some others next time. Hope you'll enjoy the walk in His creation.


Cloudia said...

Thanks for this restorative walk, Rick. Aloha

Bob Bushell said...

It's beautiful, a walk through forest.

biebkriebels said...

A nice walk in the woods. Deet we know here too, insects don't like it!

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Buttons said...

Thank you I have not been able to get back to the bush lately and was wondering what I was missing and now I no longer need to. Beautiful and love your quotes.B

Joke van de Klift said...

Schitterende foto's van onze prachtige natuur, waar we erg zuinig mee moeten zijn.

Groetjes, Joke

Ma said...

Beautiful! I love the way you captured the light.

S. Willberg said...

Nice pictures. I am from Finland and I just found your blog.

imac said...

I always enjoy a woods walk too Rick, great shots

ju-north said...

Certainly did enjoy His creation! Bet you love your new (or not so new now!) camera

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful photos. It's so nice to get out and enjoy the beauty of spring and all it's newness blooming around us. The lilies from your previous post are so pretty too. I found some tonight but they were in amongst brush in the ditch so couldn't photograph them. Rain the next 4 days so no picture taking.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I enjoyed this walk with you,although I had no trouble with the flies. LOLI always enjoy seeing nature through the eyes of others.

Stephanie said...

Enjoyed the walk through the trails viewing the plantlife through your lens.

Nancy Claeys {dot} Com said...

Beautiful native lilies and blooms. xo

Here I Am/Carrie said...

I can't believe how many beautiful wildflowers you have already. I thought the flies weren't out till middle of the summer. We normally don't the the mosquitoes till June and they are coming out already. Looking forward to seeing more of your woody walk.

Linda said...

Wow, Rick, what a lovely tour! Great photos.

darlin said...

Rick I can see why this is a favorite area for you to visit, it's gorgeous! I love the macro in your shots, which lens are you shooting with for your flower photos? I love the clarity and dof.

Breathtaking and stunning!

Have an awesome weekend. Oh and one request, can we see Sasha again one of these days? She's such a beautiful dog.

Lúcia said...

You couldn't have chosen a better place for a walk! ;-)

IndiaBranca said...

Lindo, lindo de viver! Assim como a natureza nos dá o prazer de admirá-la, você, com a sua sensibilidade, nos dá o prazer de descobri-la!

Kalyan P said...

beautiful colours & composition....lovely!

teca said...

Especially way to follow...

Hugs and love, lots of flowers and beijos.

S. Etole said...

What a lovely place for a walk. The trillium are especially pretty.

Rosemary said...

Black flies sure are nasty! Where I live the mosquitoes are out in full force. Love your forest photos, especially the trillium :)

Magia da Inês said...

Bela série de fotos.


Bom domingo!


Jill c",) said...

All nature sing...i sooo agree!

Just beautiful pictures:))