Neighborhood Walk


I thought you might enjoy a quick look around my neighborhood.  It’s hilly in spots around here which I don’t mind at all since this allows for a bird’s eye view of the forest.

Within the forest there are many wooded paths to walk through, and I especially love the feeling of being wrapped gently by a canopy of tree limbs suspended above.

Sights of sunshine colored berries always brightens up my mood…

…and here are some pretty petite petals with heads raised towards the sky.

During my walks around the neighborhood there are fields of red as far as the eye can see.

And beneath my feet there are prickly pine cones scattered all over the ground…these punctuations of rough texture perfectly offsets the soft bed of pine needles.

Very soon the lakes around here will be hugged in vibrant swaths of color (I took this photo last year,) bringing deep and satisfying beauty…I can hardly wait.

As I stand within the shadows of anticipation I have to remind myself that it’s good to be patient…it’s good to be in the moment.

As much as I look forward to the peak of Fall, I know to take advantage of the view as it is right now.  And right now everything still glistens in green…so lovely and alive and full of promise.



19 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. Thank you for taking me on a stroll of your view; it was lovely~ I miss New England’s charm. I am finding charm elsewhere, yes, but my roots are forever tinged red, for my love of this part of the world. There is nothing like the quiet peacefulness of these walks. The soul is allowed to wander in pure bliss~ Soon the mood will turn, enJOY the gift of now~

    September 29th, 2011

  2. i’d take a walk with you anyday, dear one.
    love the view. xo

    September 29th, 2011

  3. What beautiful sites! No wonder you stay so inspired, and inspiring, all the time. Thanks for sharing a little peek into your world.

    September 29th, 2011

  4. Thank you for letting me join you on your walk through Wonderland. The hills are alive and gorgeous. Your lake view is spectacular. I see so much inspiration in your photos. Fabulous Friday dear…

    September 29th, 2011

  5. I love this post Becky! Thank you for taking us on a walk. Looks like you live in a beautiful area. Autumn is my favorite time of year. The weather here is still 90′s during the day, and should cool off soon, but we will not get the colors like other parts of the country do. I will miss seeing the fall colors of Seattle this year. Hope you post more photos around your area when the colors come out.

    September 29th, 2011

  6. It was so nice to go walking with you and to see what you see. I loved that while you are entering into fall we are heading into spring. Its nice to see different parts of the world and to get a glimpse of how truly maganificent our planet is.
    Love me :-)

    September 30th, 2011

  7. You are very lucky to live surrounded by such beauty! I would love to take my dog for a walk through the forest and by the lake. I bet it’s beautiful all year round, but the Fall is indeed so colorful and inspiring! Oh, I am envious! :)

    September 30th, 2011

  8. Oh yes, Becky, is good to be in the moment. Thanks for reminding me!
    Your surroundings are simply beautiful!
    Monica.

    September 30th, 2011

  9. Your picture of the colorful forest from across the water just about takes my breath away! Fall is the time of year I find most peaceful.. I truly love it.

    September 30th, 2011

  10. Last Minute Lynn

    No wonder you make such beautiful art, you live in paradise! Thanks for sharing the beauty of your neighborhood.

    October 1st, 2011

  11. beautiful photos of a wonderful environment – thanks for sharing!

    October 1st, 2011

  12. laura huffman

    absolutely gorgeous!!! I love fall too. love changing of the seasons. fall is filled with memories- baking, cooler nights, walks in the sugar bush, sweaters, school, and the smells. your walk was lovely. not going to get that sun today- rainy again. but when it’s shining I’ll have to take a walk back to the bush to enjoy those beautiful trees. thanks for the walk.

    October 1st, 2011

  13. we are beginning to feel the wonders of the fall season. your beautiful
    neighborhood just adds to that wonder. enjoy your weekend.

    October 1st, 2011

  14. Thanks for inviting us in for a glimpse at your surroundings….so beautiful.

    xo,

    Abby

    October 1st, 2011

  15. Becky, it looks like it was a wonderful day! No walks here for us this weekend. MUD CITY! LOL! So I’ll stay inside and craft today! No complaints!
    Have a lovely Sunday!
    Hugs, Diane

    October 2nd, 2011

  16. Becky-So wonderful to hear from you and to pop over to your world and actually get to SEE your world. It’s gorgeous! You’re also a thoughtful photographer and I love the close up shots of the berries and leaves.

    October 3rd, 2011

  17. Beautiful, Becky! I am glad you live in such a lovely place and that you appreciate it!
    Hugs,
    Suz

    October 3rd, 2011

  18. What a lovely view you have! The pic from the lake last year is stunning. We are headed to MD to visit my brother this month. I can’t wait for the crisp air and the Fall foliage. Hope all is well!

    October 3rd, 2011

  19. what a beautiful walk you have taken us on. i love your shadow. ; )
    hello my friend.

    October 30th, 2011

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