Saturday, April 25, 2009

A Hike through the Woods

I went on a hike this morning... through the woods to the creek. The morning light, filtering through the branches, played here and there on the newly budded leaves. I know that soon the trees will be so heavy with leaves that the walk will be almost completely shaded.

Many of the older trees have lost their battle with the elements and have fallen by the way, like this one. In a way, it makes me sad to see such a magnificent tree lying on its side while others stand at attention around it. But, I hurry on because I know that the creek is not too far beyond.

Someone once asked what was my inspiration (to crochet) and I was hard pressed to answer because so many things inspire me -
Nature - beautiful trees and wildflowers
Music - Chopin, DeBusy, Mozart, Beethovan, Rachmaninov, Paul Taylor, Dave Koz, Anita Baker, Sade, India Arie, Jean-Luc Ponty, etc
Wildlife - bunnies, hummingbirds, cardinals, cats of all sorts, horses...
Rain - and the wonderful clean scent that follows
People - especially those who are not afraid to look and to see with their hearts as well as their eyes

So, I arrived at the creek and found it as peaceful as usual, its waters flowing gently down-stream toward the lake. No fishermen are here this morning so the creek is all mine. I feel rejuvenated after a few minutes here.

Along the way, several beds of wildflowers caught my eye, one tiny and white, growing up through the leaves of last winter. So dainty that I wondered how it found its way to the top. It smiled up at me and I took its picture. :-)

The other, growing amid a tangle of gnarled tree roots, reminded me of something someone once told me during the midst of a turbulent time in my life. "Bloom wherever you are planted!"

This morning was the start of a beautiful day. May yours be as lovely!


  1. Great photos! I love going on hikes and taking nature photos!

  2. Thank you for visiting, Cherry! I love nature and the woods were beautiful this morning.

  3. Thank you for the morning walk through the woods. I feel refreshed

  4. Hi, Clay!
    OH, it's sooo beautiful there. I hope to catch some little critters (bunnies, birds, etc) the next time I go.