Monday, 24 October 2011

Walking in the Woods

Yesterday I walked for miles.  I crossed ancient bridges, walked alongside bridle paths and passed by fields and hedgerows still brimming with fruit.  A warm, dry, autumnal day with a slight breeze: just perfect conditions for walking about in nature.  The highlight of my walk was discovering this woodland glade.  A canopy of green leaves above and a mattress of fallen leaves below.  There is a magical quality about these woods.  You can tell that there are many stories and secrets contained within.  The trees appear to be leaning towards each other whispering and entwining branches to be as one.

There is nothing dark and foreboding about these woods.  They feel spiritual and protective and the green luminosity that shines through the canopy make one feel that they have witnessed something very special.

16 comments:

greenthumb said...

How pretty, we have nothing like that in Australia, very English.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Beautiful photograph Simone and it's very obvious that you enjoyed your walk!
I didn't get a walk yesterday because guess what it did here all day long and today is no better!! :(
Vivienne x

Helen Philipps said...

A beautiful picture from your lovely walk. I love woodlands like this too, where the light is dappled, and at this time of year they are especially atmospheric. Have a happy week, Simone. Helen x

Toffeeapple said...

How lovely, is that near your home or were you farther afield? I do like walking in woods, there is always something magical about them.

magsmcc said...

Well, they witnessed you, and that is special indeed!

sharon said...

So pleased you found such a blessed place and that its quiet harmony vibrated at a familiar frequency with your spirit's own. May this grace fill you in the week ahead.

selfsewn@summerfete said...

Ooh I was walking with you!
Wasnt it warm and so lovely!!
Clare

Peeriemoot said...

That's lovely - so green and peaceful :-).

Rosie said...

What lovely trees! It looks so light and airy in that wood with the crunchy leaves underfoot it must have been a super walk:)

Puppet Lady said...

Lovely atmospheric post and beautiful picture, Simone. By the way, shouldn't it be 'bridle path', or was that some sort of freudian slip? :)

said...

i so love this post
your poetic soul and attunement with nature both shine along with your artistic eye, which has captured a stunning image of this beautiful woodland. i am so happy that you have shared some of the lovely magic with us:)

Anne said...

Wonderful post, Simone. I'm hoping to go walking in the woods here soon, too. Autumnal walks are some of my favorites.

A garden just outside Venice said...

Hi Simone, I'm trying to catch up with everyone after a long break, I hope you're well!
x

Lisa said...

Stunning photo and very poetic words, just lovely.
Lisa x

Judy Hartman said...

Oh, Simone, as soon as I opened your blog, I let out a big sigh! What a lovely, serene, photo and your words only enhance the experience of witnessing this scene! You are a true poet.
xx

said...

many thanks for your healing thoughts x
i think they are working, she's hanging on in there.