An unexpected delight

Last weekend when we were out enjoying the Fall colours, we stopped at two lookouts over the Beaver Valley.  One gave us a perfect vantage point for the vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows, while the other was a bit of a disappointment.  Don’t get me wrong, the view was beautiful, but the colours were lacking.  Sometimes though, a disappointment can turn into an unexpected delight, and that’s what happened when we turned away from the view, took another path, and stumbled across this beautiful, dense forest with its cushiony carpet of needles.

It was dark and peaceful, and it was a photographer’s dream.  Everywhere we looked there were patterns and textures, and every photo taken was full of leading lines.  There was something very relaxing about this forest, and I could have stayed in there all day.  It was beautiful!!

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23 Responses to An unexpected delight

  1. krikitarts says:

    Your second one is my favorite, Cindy. I can almost smell the sea of pine needles and hear the wind sighing through the branches. And I like that you’ve chosen to include the fallen one and the bit of green in the foreground. Very meditative!

  2. Dor says:

    What a wonderful hushed place to reflect – – and to take wonderful hushed photographs. You have done it again – made me feel the scene. 🙂

    • Hushed is the perfect word to describe it!! I don’t know quite how to put it into words, but being in a hushed place in nature like that is totally different than being in a quiet house for instance. It was just so serene :).

  3. Wow – great photos Cindy!!!! 🙂 **

    • Thanks :). We had so much fun there – Mike kept running through the forest, hiding behind trees, or trying to anyway. It was hilarious!! He kept trying to run ahead of us and find good photo ops, and then if we took pictures of the same thing, he said we were copying him LOL!!

  4. I love this – I could get lost here and not care, as long as I had some food (lol)

  5. bulldogsturf says:

    These are great photos… I love the second one.. beautiful..

  6. beckyday6 says:

    I’m loving all your tree and nature related pictures lately loonybin! Something about tree’s just make me feel so peaceful… it makes me want to be 9 years old again when it wasn’t politically correct to climb a tree. :L

    • I’m so glad you are enjoying my pictures, and you just brought back a wonderful memory for me. I remember when I was a little girl, and we used to sail over to Toronto Island on our boat. I was never all that athletic, but the trees there were huge and just made for climbing, so that even I could do it LOL. It was so much fun :). Thanks!!

  7. benzeknees says:

    These pics are the very reason why fall is my favorite season! I hope you keep going with these!

    • I may not be able to get many new ones because it has been windy and rainy all week which is causing the leaves to drop quickly and now it is….oh I can hardly say it…. snowing!!!! However, I still have some from last weekend I will be sharing :). Thanks!

  8. TBM says:

    I love the last one…very inviting.

  9. zelmare says:

    Beautiful shots, Cindy! Reminds me of Gustav Klimt’s paintings of the Birch Forest. 🙂

  10. AJBopp says:

    Beautiful work!

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