Sunday, November 1, 2009

Fall in a corridor of color



This place is a beautiful trail entrance where I work, leading to two sweet spots I call otter bridge and bear river. Along the way, you pass the field of knotweed where epic games of deer and coyote have gone down, and kid-sized paths are matted down in clever loops and lookout piers. On the left beyond the treeline but before the river, is a magnificent meadow with countless herbaceous treasures and troves of goldenrod, as well as prolific small willows coppiced perfectly for weaving. Each step along this trail holds an eye and heart full of frolic and memory.



As part of my 'leaf stalking' project, I am taking repetitious photos of this beautiful spot over time, and will return here to add more as the colors continue to turn.

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6 comments:

Lyon said...

Gorgeous. Thank you for sharing. =)

christinemm said...

Lovely photos. I enjoy your writing. Thanks Ananda.

comfrey cottages said...

what an inspirational woodland trail you enjoy ananda! i am a green eyed fairy right now!lol what a bounty you have! really cool about the willows. do you weave baskets? so happy you live in such a lovely spot:) thank you for sharing

comfrey cottages said...

forgot to say otters and bears are dear to me, so love those names:)

The Plant Whisperer said...

Thanks Ladies! I enjoy writing and taking photos. Leslie you are very sweet :)

gumboot goddess said...

what a lovely idea to take the photos over time ~ this looks like a very magical place.