Sunday, October 25, 2009

Trees

It looks like the perfect day for a walk in the woods.


Try not to wander too far. How easy it is to get confused.


Wasn’t this the path you took before?

The colors don't seem quite right.


Limbs point in all directions – no help here.



Chalky fingers wave you on – Come along, this way.

Something rustles behind you. You turn around but nothing’s there.


You feel something tickle behind your ear – a stray strand of hair?


Close to your foot a spider darts out from under a leaf, reconsiders, and slips back into hiding.


The air smells of ashes and clay.


Try to remember. Were you heading east or west?


Overhead a woodpecker tests the bark of the tree– tap, tap, tap - and then hurries off. Maybe he knows the way?



At last, a tiny window.



You know this place!

18 comments:

Bish Denham said...

BEAUTIFUL!

Keri Mikulski said...

Gorgeous and so many story ideas. :)

ICQB said...

What a great way to start off the week leading up to Halloween! I enjoyed the story and wonderful pictures immensely!

Mary Witzl said...

That reminds me a little of a walk I took back in Scotland before we left, only there was a lot more moss and mud and the trees were still thick with green. (And I got just as lost as I could have in your forest.)

Not quite as spooky, though, or apt for the season!

Anne Spollen said...

Great pix. I always think of palm trees when I think of CA - these are great.

The Things We Carried said...

I love this!

Ara Burklund said...

Your photos could be a calendar! : )

MG Higgins said...

Those trees really do give a creepy feel. Nicely done! Perfect for Halloween.

LW said...

Wonderful pictures …
Those trees are very mysterious …
Almost looks like they could reach out and grab you…

Louise

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Those trees are so spooky. Great pics!

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

I would be like a babe lost in the woods!! Not easy finding my way around and remembering where I last trod !

Shelli said...

love it - thanks for stopping by my blog :)

C.R. Evers said...

Wow! awesome pictures, and I was drawn into your words!

awesome

Stacy Nyikos said...

Gorgeous. I can almost smell the leaves.

adrienne said...

Thanks for the comments, everyone. BTW, I took the pictures last week in Julian, CA. And we didn't get lost!

Sliding on the Edge said...

Beautiful spot for a stroll through the open space. Loved the poem that wandered through the trees.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

You are a fantastic fellow tree hugger!

Rena said...

Love this!