Sunday, August 8, 2010


Sometimes one feels they can not see the forest for the trees...

But by setting one's sights on the facets that lie closer to your field of view opportunities of delicate beauty are revealed.

As the high pitched thrill of the cicadas echo overhead the penetrating rays of sunshine dance with wild abandonment on the growth below.
Queen Anne's lace yields her flowers to a passing bumblebee.

The ochre yellow Goldenrod begins swaying courtesy of a gentle zephyr.

The regal thistle with her crown of purple stretches skyward.

There is much to see beneath the canopy of trees... one needs only to linger for a short time to savour its delight...


Ines said...

Hi, Susan-

really wonderful forest pictures.

The thistle looks great and I like the view to the lake. I love lakes in the forest- they have a special green.

Last week we visited the "Black Forest" here. There are beautiful houses and it looks, like walking through a fairytaleforest.

We tested the stroller for the doggiebaby and it was good :-)

I hope, you feel good- thank you for sharing your impressions...

A big hug- especially to Miss Maddie-

Ines with Tiffy and Ginger

Pondside said...

Sometimes one needs to focus on the smallest leaf in order to get clarity - but then one walks out into a clearing and looks back at the forest and understands it all. Whatever - the photos are beautiful. I haven't heard a cicada for years.

Lyn said...

so true!
lovely photos and words.

snoopydog said...

Hello there! I'm so glad I stopped by, before heading off to bed. This beautiful post has all the ingredients for a perfect afternoon stroll in the countryside. Your description is so evocative. Thank you so much! Have a successful week! Ros

Posy Linda said...

Susan, you given me a wonderful way to start the week ahead. Enjoy yours too.

Posy Linda said...

Susan and Miss Maddie, thanks for stopping by. I always enjoy a good rain for many of the same reasons you mentioned. Best always from Linda....and Posy too!

Toni aka irishlas said...

Beautiful photos!
The cicada's here this year are extremely loud. The meadow and trees are full of them making their presence known.

Lovely post as always.

Sandra Henderson said...

Your blog is very lovely...
and what a beautiful place in which you live.

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

How I love the glimpse of the lake through the trees!

Your words are so true...sometimes, 'It is hard to to see the wood for the trees.'

June said...

Beautiful post Susan and how true it is. Often I miss so much because of all the noise around me.
Beautiful photos my dear!

Cottage Garden said...

A beautiful contemplative post Susan. One can so easily ignore what is right in front of our eyes when walking through a forest - our eyes are naturally drawn upwards to the canopy of trees above. I love the thistle.
The sound of cicadas always remind me of my travels abroad.


Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hello Susan...what an absolutely beautiful post...and that last pic is just stunning!!!
I like your new banner...those tea towels look very similar to the one on my line...are they Laura Ashley? Have a beautiful day amidst all that lush greenery and sparkling water...Dzintra♥x

rochambeau said...

Hi Susan,
Your post is beautiful ~ calm.
Mother nature gave you a gift that now you pass on to us. She holds so many truths for us to learn from if we only have the eyes to see.

Thank you for your kind words about the boat!

gardenmama said...

what a lovely post!
thank you for sharing such beauty through photo and words!

Julia said...

As always, beautiful! Always refreshes my soul to come here.