Sunday, November 24, 2013

Walking in The Woods Again

I've missed walking in my woods. During the summer months it's pretty miserable out there with the swarms of mosquitoes and the many ticks.  We also have a lot of copperheads around here that hide so well in the leaves. I pretty much stay our of the woods during the summer and early fall months. Now that it has turned cold, I couldn't wait to take a walk and see what I could discover in my woods.

There's plenty of rotten wood where a variety of lichen grows.

I discovered this lichen growing on a leaf. I don't think I've every seen lichen on a leave before.
I never know what I'll find along the creek bank. This time it was leaves that were once under water and are now covered in sand.

It's always interesting to look for shadows in the sand.

Seed pods are my favorite thing to look for and photograph.

I'm grateful today for the woods I can wander in, for the beauty of nature I can  capture and for colder weather so I can trek through those beautiful woods.
Linked with Helen's Weekend Walk at A Flash Of Inspiration.
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  1. You had such a lovely walk in the woods, Cathy. Those seed pods are lovely and I really like to see them too! I like your capture of shadows in the sand too! I don't know what copperheads are though, I'm going to have to look that one up!
    I hope you have a serene start to your week and that your husband is feeling better with each passing day.

  2. I'll be looking up Copperheads too! A lovely post and photos - I feel as if I'm walking in the woods with you. I find that you don't have to walk very far at all to finding interesting detail amongst the trees. I love walking in the woods at this time of year especially looking at the interesting shapes of the trees once the leaves have fallen. Thanks for linking to my blog!

  3. That lichen growing on the leaf is amazing. I can imagine you are very happy to be back in the woods again.

  4. So pretty your woods and glad you are back in them. yeah I wouldn't be in them if their were snakes of any kind either. I hate snakes with a passion. Lovely photos Cathy.

  5. Glad you are back out, tromping through your favorite woods! Always interesting what you find there. You bring to life so many things that I would never notice. Love your sand shadow. And that strange lichen on the leaf - like an alien invasion.

  6. Beautiful seed pods and sand shadows. Glad you are back exploring your woods again, thank you for taking us with you. :)

  7. Such lovely things to see on your walk, so nicely captured, Cathy. It's such a blessing to be able to be out in nature. So happy to read that you are able to do your walks again.


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