Dreaming the Boreal Forest

I’ve been dreaming of walks in the woods lately, journeying with bears and snakes and wolves.  The dreams are not frightening at all although I sometimes wake up feeling as if I went on a very long hike.  The dreams are why I picked the above photo for the Weekly Photo Challenge:  Dreaming.  It was taken in New Brunswick, Canada, in the Fundy National Park somewhere on the Laverty Falls Trail.

The challenge calls for using a long exposure technique, but I really can’t do that with my point & shoot camera (not well, at any rate) so I elected to interpret the dreamy state with some processing in Photoshop.

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Deep in the forest

The grass is growing at the entrance to the woods. Usually it’s a muddy trail with a few plants growing here and there. Can you see the trail? At the bottom, in the middle, where the grasses form an arch.

I keep laughing at the title for my post.  In and of itself, it’s not particularly funny.  But if you were to take a walk in our part of the forest, you’d laugh, too.

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Under the bald cypress and into the woods

Under the bald cypress

I love the warm, golden tones of the feathery foliage on the bald cypress trees in the fall.  I would have a whole grove of bald cypress trees if I could get them to grow.  M has planted a few, but we haven’t had much luck with them so far.  They should grow here.  They grow well enough up at the Holden Arboretum.

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Autumn in the woods

Being in the woods in autumn can sometimes be a little overwhelming.  Mother Nature puts on such a grand show that it’s difficult to know where to look first.  There is color everywhere, from the tops of the trees that are still retaining their leaves to the forest floor carpeted with the multicolored leaves that have let go.

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WPC: Sunset

I hadn’t planned to participate in this week’s Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge.  Mother Nature made it impossible to say no by providing some gorgeous colors at sunset yesterday evening.  I can’t resist shiny objects and pretty colors.

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Trust creates peace.

~ From a Yogi Tea bag tag

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356: Textured

Textured is the theme for this week’s WordPress Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge.  Boy, that’s a mouthful.  Not the textured part.  The WordPress, etc., etc.  I could use that to fill up some space when I’m doing my morning pages.

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