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Wednesday, 8 July 2020

The trails through the green

The trail welcomes you in and the golden grand-dog was eager to go. The leafy bloom of summer is well established and various shades of green urge us onward. We accept the invitation and head into the Rotary Trail.





It is easy to walk here with groomed trails through forest beside farmland. Trails off the main path are designed for mountain bikes. There is plenty of room for anyone who wants to bathe in the green.





Bird song fills the air. We stop periodically to listen and look for the singer but to no avail. The trees hide them well now, creating anonymity for those whose song we don’t recognize. 


An unfamiliar song draws the eye upward and there it is in a dead tree, singing its heart out, visible. On this grey day, the sky provides little contrast but this Red-eyed Vireo allows a photo. 





Each section of the trail draws us onward. Around every turn, the path through another green vista invites passage. My husband and I keep going, through a cave-like opening, where the canopy darkens the path except where a spotlight focuses the eye.





We pass a stand of pine which is showing off its new growth. 





Within a huge stand of deciduous trees the canopy shades the forest floor which is covered green now too. Sarsaparilla and fern love this location. 





The canopy and the green floor create a huge room which mosquitoes love as well. We walk through quickly having forgotten the bug spray.


In more open areas, false baby’s breath





has replaced the lupins of a few weeks ago. 





We walked for an hour then left for home, refreshed in body and spirit.



30 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

A lovely trail and walk under the canopy, I am sure there are lots of birds there in the tree tops. Nice sighting of the Red-eyed Vireo. The green forest floor is pretty. I love the lupines, they are so colorful and pretty. Have a great day!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

So much green Marie, it would be impossible not to feel refreshed after all that lovely fresh tree oxygen.. Georgie would have been deliriously happy here 🌲💛

Boud said...

Wild lupins! Such a treat. I love your green walks

Linda said...

Love the lupine. Great walk.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Spectacular scenery along that path. It all sounds wonderful , except for the mosquitoes .

The Furry Gnome said...

Too bad if it has replaced the lupins.

At Home In New Zealand said...

What an intriguing place to go walking. I love how the trail covered everything from dense through to open, and so many different greens. Having the birdsong to accompany you was a bonus :)

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

From the comments you leave on my blog I gather that you are quite a connoisseur of leafy, shaded paths, so I imagine this must have been very much to your taste. I sat watching a family of Whitethroats (a small warbler) yesterday and was so entranced that I didn't think to even take a photo!

Elephant's Child said...

How I would love to go forest bathing with you.
Huge thanks for the next best thing (which had no 'squitoes').

bill burke said...

What a wonderful refreshing walk. I enjoyed it!

DJan said...

Nice walk. I love the picture of the dappled sunlight on the path. But they are all lovely. :-)

Celia said...

Lovely canopied walk. Nature's hallway.

Sandi said...

Love that quiet walk through the woods.

Rose said...

Well, I enjoyed this walk! Thank you for taking me along. Such a beautiful place to walk.

Joanne Noragon said...

Another lovely walk. Your dog must be in heaven.

Helen said...

This brings back very happy memories of walking the Confederation Trail north from Charlottetown last year. Your greens are so joyful.

Catarina said...

I am glad I had the three of you as walking partners.
:)

Anvilcloud said...

I was wondering about bugs, and you finally mentioned them.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Good to see the Red-eyed Vireo, a species nowhere as common as it used to be.

Goldendaze-Ginnie said...

Just going along with you refreshes my body & spirit. That means so much to me !!

Debbie said...

what a beautiful, well manicured trail. i can never decide which i enjoy more, the natural or the one that is kept!! i love hearing the song of a bird first, then looking for it is such a challenge!!

the canopy covered path is so inviting, i always wanted to live on a street, lined with trees that formed a canopy. our street is too wide and is not lined with trees!!

Rhodesia said...

I have never heard of a Red-eyed Vireo a new one on me. Beautiful spot to go walking. Stay safe and keep well, Diane

Polly said...

What a beautiful walk.

Shilpa said...

Very silent and beautiful place . I would also love to go for a walk here

Mage said...

Does that dog belong to the three grandkids you had this weekend?
These images are are so stunning that I kept saying "WOW" every time there was a new one to see.

Tanza Erlambang said...

the trail looks well maintain....love the green and wild life.

Jenn said...

Beautiful! DO people bike ride there?

jenny_o said...

It's been too long since I walked a forest path. Lucky you!

baili said...

what a serene uplifting walk dear friend :)

your descriptions are magical and make so easy to relate with surroundings :)
thank you for purifying my soul once again !

Retired Knitter said...

You are so lucky to have such beautiful walking paths.