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Sunday, September 27, 2015

A Walk in the Woods to the Ocean



I stand still. A leaf falls, slowly twirling downwards to land on a fallen log. A cool wind sighs in the treetops. The sun streams through the branches, but it cannot completely warm the air any longer.
 

We arrive at McKenzie Bight. Light filters through tired green to sparkle on the water.  One hardy soul swims around the point. "He must be crazy," we think. "Or very brave."
 

Mosses and grass flourish now. A bit of rain works wonders although the waterfall is still dry. The filtered light beyond the moss captures the palette of this late September afternoon.
 

A toadstool springs up from under a dry leaf. On such a golden day it would have been a crime to stay indoors. 

Linking with Mosaic Monday, hosted by Judith of Lavender Cottage, and with Through My Lens, hosted by Mersad.

31 comments:

  1. Beautiful collage and lyrical post...

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  2. How I wish I could see this for myself, Lorrie. Please keep on posting on these magical places and writing these words that whisper beauty and mystery.

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  3. Love the dappled shadows and the gorgeous trees and close ups of leaves and fungi. Have a good week ahead.

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  4. LoVery. Did you get down on hands and knees for those photos😉

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  5. Beautiful images... Many textures.. I am sure there were peaceful sounds of little waves and the breeze in the dry leaves.
    We are suddenly missing our swallows and house martins... There is a sort of silence of absence, but the robin is taking centre stage now :)
    Autumn is moving on quietly.

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  7. Poetry! Stunning piece with beautiful pictures and lovely words. What a fabulous place you live.

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  8. Such a wonderful lyrical way of words describing your lovely pictures. Autumn creeps in slowly and all of a sudden the leaves seem to have changed colour. I look forward to seeing many more of your great pictures. Enjoy the week ahead.

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  9. A really amazing place to hike and take pictures.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  10. A nice cool walk surrounded by such beauty sounds divine. :)

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  11. What a pretty walk. Lovely nature scenes. Gorgeous images and mosaic! Wishing you a happy day and new week ahead!

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  12. So pretty. I like your words about the trees being a 'tired green'. They are indeed getting tired and starting to change here too. Have a beautiful week.

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  13. Gorgeous photos...stunning bokeh in pic # 2! What beautifully worded descriptions...I almost felt like I was there :)

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  14. Uh...that would be pic# 3 :)

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  15. Lovely photos again! Loved the one of the stream.

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  16. Absolutely stunning Lorrie! I feel as though I am experiencing exactly what you are describing. Beautiful post! xx

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  17. Just beautiful! Hope you have a lovely week!

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  18. Your walk is just gorgeous! How I would love a walk such as this. You live in such beautiful country.

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  19. Very nice! You live in a beautiful place!

    Deanna

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  20. So glad you didn't stay inside and miss all the wonders along your path!

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  21. Autumn changes can be sudden or subtle but always brings a beauty to cherish. Your photos show it well!

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  22. Lovely narrative to go along with this post. All your photos are gorgeous and herald the changing season. I just can't pick a favorite. I love them all, from the mosaic to the mushroom.

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  23. Beautiful photo's Lorrie and what a wonderful pace.

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  24. What a heavenly place. Love the photos, especially that of the toadstool.
    Amalia
    xo

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  25. Oh yes, one of the best times of the year to be outdoors with a camera. A fantastic shot and angle of the toadstool.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

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  26. Beautiful post Lorrie........love your collage.....
    We are having wonderful autumn weather here too, such an energy boost!

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  27. Wonderful photos and collage, Lorrie!
    The third photo with its gorgeous light and colours is also my favourite.
    The temperatures have gone down here too. Last night it was only one degree above zero. It's soon time to carry pelargoniums indoors for the night.
    Have a lovely new week!

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  28. nice words and photos, the toadstool popping up is amazing

    have a good week

    much love...

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  29. On such a lovely day, certainly a crime to be inside missing it all.

    So glad for the chance to see these beauties, Lorrie!
    Brenda

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  30. What a lovely walk! I love the closer look at the moss and the fungi.

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