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:

Vee said...

Beautiful collage and lyrical post...

Dewena said...

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.

Margaret Adamson said...

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

materfamilias said...

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

Alex said...

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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Marigold Jam said...

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

Barbara Lilian said...

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.

Mersad said...

A really amazing place to hike and take pictures.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

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

eileeninmd said...

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

Pamela Gordon said...

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.

Debby Ray said...

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

Debby Ray said...

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

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

perhaps he was a merman :)

Millie said...

Lovely photos again! Loved the one of the stream.

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

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

happywonderer.com said...

Just beautiful! Hope you have a lovely week!

Marilyn Miller said...

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

Deanna Rabe said...

Very nice! You live in a beautiful place!

Deanna

camp and cottage living said...

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

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

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

DeniseinVA said...

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.

My name is Riet said...

Beautiful photo's Lorrie and what a wonderful pace.

handmade by amalia said...

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

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

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.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

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

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

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!

Gillena Cox said...

nice words and photos, the toadstool popping up is amazing

have a good week

much love...

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

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

Gunilla Bäck said...

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