Woods

I woke this morning with anixiety in my chest and a weight on my shoulders.  It was just a typical day, nothing that should make me feel so out of sorts.  As I made myself a cup of coffee and stared into the sink that was already filled with dishes, I realized it was the ever growing list of burdens I place on myself.  Things that only I feel I need to accomplish, that I think,  only I can do. A walk in the woods early on an autumn morning was what I needed.  My list could wait along with the dishes.  I grabbed my husbands fleece lined flannel that he keeps hanging by the door, my coffee and Dutch.

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We head out.  Dutch is always more than willing to walk in the woods and I love his company.

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We find a hunters stand in a tree.  I try not to think about what that means.

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In a few more weeks the trees should be filled with color.

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A bridge over my head.

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Dutch is on the trail of something.

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A shiver runs down my spine as I realize what Dutch found.

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Bones.  Possibly the remains from the goat farm down the street?

I pick up my pace and hurry Dutch along making a note in my head to stay away from this dismal, haunting part of the woods.

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I wonder if this was once two trees that have now become one.  Like a man and women after 30 years of marriage.

IMG_2674Light filtering through the branches and leaves touching above as I walk below.

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Twisted trees that block my path, making me crawl below or climb above.

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Old stone walls.  Who put them there, how long ago, why?

IMG_2676A decaying tree trunk

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Dark rich soil.  The earthy smell of composting leaves, of beginnings and of ends.

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A fairy door?  Another world hidden deep inside, a wonderland?

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A wart on a tree.

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More rock walls and an abandoned tree fort.

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A sea of ferns.

IMG_2685 fall leaves1 Finally signs of Autumn

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4 thoughts on “Woods

  1. Very nice! Hiking in any woods is scary and almost always gets your imagination going!! I choose to go with someone eles! You’re a brave girl!! :))

    • [email protected] says:

      I love to walk in the woods and it’s right out the back door so it’s not too scary besides Dutch will save me!

  2. I loved this post, It had my imagination going, and put me in the Halloween spirit. I wish I could find some beautiful woods during this time of the year and go exploring. Autumn is by far my favorite season. BTW I love Dutch, He is beautiful!

    • [email protected] says:

      thank you. Dutch is a good boy and he is great about staying close by my side. The woods are so pretty this time of year.

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