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Tuesday, 3 December 2019

On the Rotary trails

One of our recent walks in the Rotary Friendship Park was on a rare sunny day. It was such a relief to be outdoors enjoying the fresh air again after a week cooped up inside. The  footprints of both humans and animals who had gone before froze overnight.




The walls of grey trunks around us reached their filamentous extensions overhead in many places, creating an arch against the blue. 





The path ahead led to the unknown. 


Downed trees were reduced to firewood in some places.





Remnants of farm life which cultivated this soil years ago hung from the trees, leaking memories.





Ploughing had finished on this field with a border of bare soil around the perimeter. I have never seen this pattern before.





Georgie, the golden grand-dog, always enjoys meeting new friends on the trails.





A pond along the way has begun to freeze. Before long it will resemble a skating rink. 





The trail passes fenced-in farmland in places which was a nice change from the walls of grey.





It was invigorating to be on the trails again.



23 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

An interesting walk!

DJan said...

I always love to see your island in all its glory. And Georgie sure looks happy to find a new friend. :-)

Linda said...

A very nice trail.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a lovely walk Marie, I imagine you were well rugged up against cold. So very different to the walk I'm taking you on tomorrow 😊 Country walks really are one of life's simple pleasures 💙

The Padre said...

What A Wonderful Part Of This World - Many Thanx - Happy Dogs

Cheers

Elephant's Child said...

Thank you so much for taking us with.
Love the tree arch, and 'leaking memories' is a perfect phrase.

William Kendall said...

Lovely in between seasons views!

Georgie is always a welcome sight to see.

Catarina said...

I like those trails!

At Home In New Zealand said...

Love the prose, Marie :)
When trees join over paths or roadways, I feel it always look mysteriously enticing in some way, and loved the idea of the path leading into the unknown and the buckets leaking memories!
Country walks are definitely the best.

Rhodesia said...

What a lovely walk I enjoyed this so much without feeling the cold ! Keep warm Diane

bill burke said...

Beautiful trail and narrative.

Anvilcloud said...

The plow going around the perimeter somehow managed to leave what looks like a right angle in the photo.

Joanne Noragon said...

Another set of beautiful photos.

Angela said...

Beautiful! It has been nice here as well in the last two days. I am afraid what Winter will be later on. Lovely photos like always Marie!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Lovely, peaceful scenes. I do love all those tree trunks reaching for the sky.

Barbara said...

What a cheerful walk full of interesting things to look at.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Just what the doctor ordered - a nice, vigorous walk around the trail, guaranteed to improve both your physical and mental state. Those two pails hanging from the tree resemble old style sap buckets, but there is no sap flowing at this time of year, and the tree is not a maple in any event. The trees that have been relegated to firewood look like ash and beech, and I am wondering whether they have been pre-emptively removed to prevent the spread of disease known to affect both species.

Goldendaze-Ginnie said...

You always get the best photos out of your walks regardless of the season and the climate. Thanks, Marie.

Liz Hinds said...

What a beautiful place to walk.

Ginnie said...

I would be invigorated, too, Marie, looking at these delightful images. And BTW, I have already fallen in love with Georgie! :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Goldens are so pretty, my favorite dog to have as a pet. Looks like a lovely day for a walk. The trail and farm are pretty. I hope you are having a great day!

Kathie said...

A walk is a balm for the soul! I love goldens- they are so sweet.

baili said...

lovely walk dear Marie

found footprint interesting ,that is all we leave behind :)

freezing lake made me think ,seasons have reasons indeed ,sublime and mysterious sometime
your captures are poetic my friend
stay blessed always!