Forest Adventure

When the world becomes too noisy and cluttered, I visit a place so green and cool and quiet.

path into the woods

You only hear the wind wispering high above, in the tree tops, and sometimes a squirrel rustling through the leaves.

green spruce trees

Trees are silent companions:

dense spruce forest

Even your foot steps are muted, cushioned by soft moss.

magic of light on moss

When your neck starts aching a bit from looking up into the tall, tall trees,

you start to look down and notice the large, moss-covered boulders

path between rocks

Trees seem to grow from the rocks, roots gripping firmly

roots over rocks

so firmly that even after the giants fall, they won’t let go:

huge old rootball

Beyond the rocks, your eyes focus on even smaller details on the forest floor: mushrooms and fungi thrive in moist places

Wildflowers favor clearings and wood’s edge:

And where light filters through the dense canopy, it sparkles the path alive

path speckled with light and leaves

Your eyes feast on the lush, soul-nourishing green as if your life depended on it (and, of course, it does):

sunlight falling on mossy floor

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21 Responses to Forest Adventure

  1. glendanp says:

    Beautiful and profound. . . it’s why I live in the woods of Northwest Washington in the rain forest at the base of the Cascade Mountains. Thanks for the lovely photos and beautiful poetry of your words.


  2. The woods are beautiful through your eyes, Annette. Thanks for sharing this lovely walk. πŸ™‚


  3. jpeggytaylor says:

    Oh so lovely πŸ™‚ Woodland walks are definitely my way of restoring sanity in this mad world.


  4. Oh, these are Hansel and Gretel forest images. Reminds me of walking with my Opa through the woods as a small child in Germany. Thank you, Annette.


  5. Sue Moran says:

    Lovely photo essay! Thanks.


  6. indacampo says:

    Thank you for taking us on your walk. My favorite is the tree with the rock in its roots, amazing.


  7. Beautiful spot! I would love to escape there for just a little while.


  8. Angela says:

    Absolutely enchanting.


  9. What a beautiful place you have to visit to recharge. I can feel the calming energy of the place through your lovely photos.

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  10. amazing, stunning………… Thanks for sharing these moments:) Wanda


  11. Doug and Terri Puffenbarger says:

    Beautiful walk!!! Please check out Doug’s photography at
    ~Doug and Terri


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