06 November 2011

look to the woods

here's another of november's amazing features: you can see clear into the woods. leaves in spring and summer on shorter trees and bushes block the view. winter snow mounds and shifts with the wind. but in november, the leaves have fallen to the forest floor, they uniformly carpet it, and you can see places you've never noticed before. the horizon shows clear across your view. you can see trickling  streams and wide rivers. crumbled foundations and meandering rock walls. and, if you're lucky, you can see animals.

this is not the best of photos. it was taken at twilight, right after i watched a deer leap across the road and saunter into the forest. i watched him 'til he disappeared.

6 comments:

Kay said...

each season has its' glory..I love this post.

Nancy Tripp said...

What I love when the leaves fall is seeing the once-hidden bird nests and discovering houses I never even knew were there.

Paula's Postings said...

I am enjoying your weather photographs and descriptions keep it up.

Nora said...

It is nice to see the features of the landscape, but I like things better hidden by foliage. I feel it's so desolate now when everything is bare. I did like it when the leaves were still there in all their bright oranges and yellows. It does give you something to look forward to next spring. I makes you appreciate the coming of the seasons.

Jey said...

where to look to xcept nature :P

Alicia said...

Such inspiring photos and entries! I follow from Spain, with milder weather, but it makes me look forward to winter with softer feelings. Thanks!