Most Popular Post

Saturday, 14 September 2019

Forest vignettes

Prior to Dorian’s visit to Prince Edward Island, my husband and I went with the golden grand-dog to the Bonshaw Hills for a hike. The forest was in its late summer glory. 


The ferns were thick in the undergrowth as the fullness of summer has brought them to their peak condition.





One tree trunk was missing its hobbit door.





Hundreds of what look like bracket mushrooms clung to a trunk, taking over one side.





At various locations along the trails, apple trees shed their fruit over the ground, making it hard to avoid squishing them under foot. The scent of apples filled the air.





In a stand of evergreens, needles cover the ground, a huge difference from the fern filled undergrowth.





One of my favourite scenes of the day is a tree trunk black from the shade and an aura of green around it.





Out with the old and in with the new as one stump is consumed by nature and other trees take hold.





Every now and then the forest gives us proof it is the nerve centre of the earth. These roots resembling a nerve cell illustrate the importance of the earth’s forests.





And though I love summer, who could help but look forward to next month?








20 comments:

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Beautiful shots of the forest in dappled sunlight. I love the "nerve centre" idea.

Linda said...

The last picture, a harbinger of the coming season. Beautiful Marie.

Debbie said...

the nerve cell is a brilliant description, i see this often as well!! the first picture and the last were favorites...your favorite was a favorite as well!!!

Anvilcloud said...

Did those fallen apples attract wasps? Come to think of it, I don't think I have seen as many here this year. But perhaps I should get out of the house. :)

natalia20041989 said...

Hiking in the forest is so relaxing, beautiful pictures full of green☺

Ruth Hiebert said...

Beautiful scenes. I love those wooded paths.

Rhodesia said...

Wonderful nature photos. Have a good day, Diane

Elephant's Child said...

How I loved walking with you. Many, many thanks.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful late summer shots!

bill burke said...

Walking through the forest and enjoying the smells and scenes, priceless. Thank you, Marie.

Joanne Noragon said...

Lovely photos, and the "nerve cell" is the best.

Ginnie said...

Autumn is definitely my favorite time of the year,Marie, but seeing these images in what is still summer, makes me feel cozy. I love forests like this and can just imagine the feel and smell. This post reminds me to ask if you have yet seen Judi Dench's "My Passion for Trees?" If not, you would love it. You learn so much about how trees communicate with each other. It's amazing.

DJan said...

Wonderful, magical photos, Marie. Thank you for taking me along with you on your trip. :-)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love the hobbit's door. The fern are beautiful. I am sure the critter will enjoy those apples. Lovely nature scenes and walk. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend ahead.

Danielle L Zecher said...

I love how bright and green the ferns are. So pretty!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I can smell the apples!! That root really does look like a nerve cell. What a cool photo!

Ernie said...

My favorite is the tree minus the hobbit door. So cool!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful images Marie, I have a feeling this walk will be just as gorgeous in autumn 🍁

Rose said...

I so loved these pics...love getting out in the woods. And yes, waiting anxiously for the coming days of color.

Catarina said...

A lovely walk in the woods...

I don't understand how I missed so many of your posts!! I have been very distracted I'm afraid! : (