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Friday, 25 May 2018

Life force

The roots on the paths over the Bonshaw Hills are sacred. They are the vessels of the planet bringing the life fluid up to the leaves where oxygen, our breath of life, is produced. They are a reminder of the interdependence of humankind and nature. 





And again this spring, as the deciduous trees begin to leaf again and the coniferous trees become a more vibrant green, 





these vessels have been busy, the fluid has been pumping. The woodlands are alive now, awake from the long winter nap. Everything is in high gear as the forest awakens.


She doesn’t have long to switch into high gear either but she is glorious already. The leaves are beginning to appear so that hint of green is everywhere now. 





The forest floor, which will soon be darkened by the overhead canopy, has taken the opportunity these last few weeks to turn green too.





Last year’s ferns are flattened into the earth but fiddleheads are reaching skyward.





Mosses are hard at work on old tree stumps returning them back to the earth.





Birch trees are further along with leafing than other trees. 





As we climb the hills and look down through the woodland, the hint of green through the trees is invigorating. Being here in the heart of nature is good for body and soul.






35 comments:

  1. Our leafing seems to be ahead of yours, but you will catch up quickly.

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    1. A few days makes abig difference this time of year AC.

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  2. I do so agree with you that being out in nature is good for the soul. You are such a poetical writer, Marie. I am always impressed with your gentle words. And your pictures, too. Thank you. :-)

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    1. Thank you for the kind words Jan.

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    1. We’ve never picked fiddleheads to eat Debra.

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  4. Another of nature's magnificent miracles Marie! How lucky you are to be able to incorporate the woods AND the beach into your walks, the best of both worlds.. happy weekend ✨

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    1. We do have the best of both worlds PDP.

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  5. I love a forest. I feel like a little fairy girl that wants to sing and dance to celebrate.

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    1. I feel that way in a forest too Barbara.

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  6. Yes, it is. Thank you for taking us with you. :)

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  7. Your spring is a bit behind ours, but it doesn't take long for spring to really kick in.

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    1. A few days males a huge difference this time of year William.

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  8. Oh I love how you describe New Life.
    Beautiful shots of Rebirth.

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  9. isn't nature amazing?? she is so beautiful and so creative. the first image is awesome!!

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  10. Lovely photos of a beautiful place, Have a good weekend, Diane

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  11. It's happening, isn't it. That path is fascinating, so laced with roots.

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    1. It is happening, slowly but surely Joanne.

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  12. It is such an exciting vibrant time. Like the lovely DJan I too love your words and images.

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    1. Thank you EC. It is a wonderful time of year!

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  13. Wow, It is a great nature. It looks a bit hard to walk but you did!
    Have a good weekend,Marie.

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  14. I too feel an awakening in my neck of the woods. Here there are many more confers than deciduous, but I see the awakening in the shrubbery and flowering berry vines. It IS invigorating!

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    1. This time of year makes me smile Jen.

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  15. I love the tender, leafy greening of the trees. It is so welcome after a long brown/gray winter. The leaves look delicious enough to eat :)

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    1. Sorry Ratty. I am not accustomed to this new format on Blogger and removed your comment by accident. I cannot it.

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    1. Sorry Mildred. I am not accustomed to this new format on Blogger and removed your comment by accident. I cannot retrieve it.

      I am glad you will continue to have your blog! I’ve learned a lot about northern Georgia from you.

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  18. I like forests!!
    That path is treacherous.

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  19. It doesn’t fell treacherous to us, Catarina.

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