Wandering Camera – Woodland Walk

Northern California Woodland Walk | Whims And Fancies



Welcome to the very first revival of Wandering Camera – a monthly photography linky party. 

There are trails that meander through the forest in the mountains about 27 miles from our home.  By late spring the area becomes hot and arid, but during the winter months it turns into a lush green woodland.  The rainwater then brings beautiful early spring wild flowers.   I love to walk amongst these trees, specially on cloudy days or closer to twilight.  



Walking into the woods, in the trees painting | Whims And Fancies


Self-portrait – walking into the unknown


I find the forest eerie, but at the same time the trees make it a safe place to hide and explore.



Northern California Woodland Walk | Whims And Fancies



A few months ago, I wanted to spend the wintry morning of my birthday walking on one those forest trails in the mountains leaving the small adjacent town below.  Trees dominate the landscape, but a closer look always reveals so much more. 


Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

Northern California Woodland Walk | Whims And Fancies

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.


Northern California Woodland Walk | Whims And Fancies

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

Northern California Woodland Walk | Whims And Fancies

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
I love to photograph forests and trees, they inspire me to create.  I had previously shared this favourite poem of mine, Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening, written by Robert Frost.  I hope you will indulge my wanting to share the poem here once again.



Camera And Photography Linky Party | Whims And Fancies


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