For two days in a row, I’ve taken quick laps around a small local conservation area in attempt to find a very specific tree and recreate one of my favorite photos. Muddy and cold, these weren’t exactly the prettiest walks through the woods I’ve had. But I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. Unlike some of the local places with higher traffic, these paths aren’t paved. The ground is soft and my steps were silent save the occasional crunch of dried leaves underfoot.
(Okay, so these aren’t flowers…but can I take these little mushrooms as a sign that spring is coming?)
The tree below is what I was looking for — without success. I took this a few years ago. I guess this tree has since fallen or been cut down? I’m not sure, but I sure wish it was still there. Oh well. I tried. And it’s never a bad thing to wander through the woods with nothing but a camera and your thoughts.
“Use those talents you have. You will make it. You will give joy to the world. Take this tip from nature: The woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except those who sang best.” – Bernard Meltzer