Wednesday, November 4, 2015

a walk in the woods

Door County is beautiful in the fall. Well, actually, anywhere that the trees are changing colors is pretty darn beautiful, but there's something about the peninsula in peak that just takes my breath away. Maybe it's the contrast of the blue skies and waters with the oranges, reds, and yellows, or the sounds of the waves lapping on the shore and the wind blowing golden leaves from the trees.

It's November now, and the tourists have scurried back to their home towns leaving my home eerily still. It's wonderful. On a recent day off, I took a walk around one of the trails in Peninsula State Park. I was alone, and I didn't encounter another person the whole couple of hours I was out there.

There was a thick layer of crunchy leaves that covered the ground, and at one point I discovered that I had wandered off the trail. I had a heck of a time finding it again. While I wandered I took in the colors, the crunch underfoot, he glorious smell of the fallen leaves, and the sense of being completely alone in the woods.

I planned things in my head. I picked up pretty leaves and admired them before sticking them into my camera bag to press later. I looked up. I looked down. I shed a tear for the warm seasons that has now passed. It's going to be a long winter.  


mariafelicia magno said...

amazing pics..i love fall colors

Danielle Morgan said...

I love these pictures! One of my favorite things to do is go out into the forest and take pictures.

Sarah Albertson said...

I just adore this time of year. The late autumn feeling, when almost all the leaves are gone, but they're still holding onto some color, and the woods are so peaceful and quiet.

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