Monday, December 6, 2010

A walk in the woods

Even in this bare-branch season, the great outdoors treats us to sweet, little surprises...
A sudden pile of pretty-shaped leaves, as we stepped outside...

The cool, rough pattern of an old tree trunk (I love old trees)...


Mother Nature's last splash of red, still hanging on...

A stone marking the route of George Washington's march by night to a battle against the British in 1777...
{I love that almost 250 years later, an American and a Brit would stumble on this American-British war site, during a peaceful walk in the woods, hand-in-hand, in love.} 
~ Wishing you a peaceful week ahead, full of sweet, little surprises! ~

45 comments:

annette said...

Trees are kindred spirits! Walks with the ones you love are the very best.

Zondra Art said...

Beautiful and interesting photos!

Claire Kiefer said...

That old tree trunk is pretty spectacular. And how I miss brightly colored leaves! We get a little of that here in northern California, but it's nothing like the south, where the trees are a veritable rainbow!

K and S said...

beautiful things you encountered on your walk!

Signe said...

Lovely pictures Jude and that is so cute - you two hand-in-hand at the American-British war site!

And a lovely week to you as well :)

Diana Mieczan said...

Such a stunning photos,sweetie for this Monday morning...The tree trunk is so amazing! Hope you had a great weekend:)
Hugs and kisses

Krystal said...

I love this post :) Happy monday

Nicole said...

Aww, this looks like such a wonderful place to walk. I hope you and your hubbie have a wonderful holiday season together! :]

Anncoo said...

Your photos are always so beautiful!
Have a nice day :)

a whole lotta love said...

I love being outside and enjoying nature. Its the best... that's why I live in Vermont :) Where is this? I thought you were in England?

Dancing Branflake said...

I need to take a walk! And seriously, red in trees just makes me smile.

Mel said...

Everything looks so pretty! I miss the fall already... everything here is already dead and gray. Ugh!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Aww, what a nice set of pictures and yes, awesome that an American and Brit stroll through the site now!

Nikki said...

beautiful pics!!

xx
Nikki

Angie Willis said...

Fabulous photos Jude. Isn't that bark just amazing!

Sara Bentley @ Purses Pastries Etc... said...

I love old trees too and I also love that little tidbit about the American and Brit ;)
Gorgeous photos!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I think old trees are full of magic - so is the lovely story about you two on that path, nice thought.

kirstyb said...

sounds like you had a great time xxxx

Pop Champagne said...

the texture of the tree is really neat looking!

Kristin said...

What beautiful images! I'm so glad I got to travel and see the changing of the leaves this year!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Love your photos J!
Glad you had a nice walk hand in hand!

Annie said...

awww :) The red maples still holding onto their leaves make me so, so happy too. Wish they didn't have to go.. Have a great Monday! xo

Amber Blue Bird said...

That tree is a beauty and you took such a good shot of it, two thumbs up!

vintch said...

what a beautiful perspective for each of these pictures. the angles of the shots are so great. love what you said about walking with your loved one. isn't it just the best? even in the cold weather!

Rosie said...

Your post made me smile! What a great start into the week! I so loved your corn soup recipe! I'm on the lookout now for cream corn!!

Rosie said...

Was to fast...! Hope you had a great weekend!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

I loved our walk, Jude, I crave a blue sky like yours!
Hope your week is off to a great start xxx

lisa said...

Beautiful shots Jude!
Love the fantastic texture in the second one!

Café Bellini said...

Interesting tree... I thought it was sand at first!

Kristin Hjellegjerde said...

Addicted to red maple trees so much that I ordered two last fall for our garden.. unfortunately our gardner picked the wrong ones and we ended up with a duller version...oh, well!
Thanks for your great wishes:::)

Sandy a la Mode said...

these photos are soo beautiful jude!! you have a great eye!! :)

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Such a gorgeous post Jude! Hope you had a fabulous weekend! xoxo

Stacey said...

I'll take this version of Mother Nature over the cold version that i'm experiencing now:-). But that's the beauty of Mother Nature, so unpredictable and filled with sweet surprises and sometimes not so sweet...Happy Monday lovely Jude! XX

Lady Grey said...

Beautiful post, hun! That picture of the tree trunk is magnificent!!
oxo

Fashion Meets Food said...

Looks like you had fun. Beautiful pictures.

xo

abigail said...

beautiful photos.

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

So beautiful! It looks nothing like that here. It looks lifeless and cold. Those pictures are so beautiful and full of joy! I miss fall already.

Rowena said...

Whenever we get out in the mountains I am ever so much more thankful for my sight and sense of smell. Nature is a real treasure in itself!

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Great photos!!! That is too cool.

Marie said...

This old tree picture it unbelievable ! I want to touch it !
xx

Meghan said...

wow, so beautiful! I wish fall lasted longer here...it seems to only last a few weeks. Blink and its gone!

Croatian_Latina said...

Love the angle of the tree trunk. I enjoy being outdoors, breathing fresh air. I like your comment about the last photo..An american and a Brit walking hand -in-hand".

mice_aliling said...

I love the photography, it's truly inspiring. Did you take them yourself?

Jude said...

Hi mice_aliling, thanks so much! Yes, I took these over the weekend - it's my budget point-and-shoot camera, nothing fancy :)

Rambles with Reese. said...

These are gorgeous, especially the tree trunk. You're making me home sick. There aren't very many trees down south here.

Hope you're having a fabulous week Jude!

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