Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A Walk

Something I like about the region in which I live are the many walking trails. 

Recently, I followed one that led through:

meadows of goldenrod,


clumps of sunshine,

and a touch of thistle.

One side path led down to the lake,

 while another invited me to a wetland area.

There was also a portion of the trail that danced through the woods,

 and under a grove of sumac.

Lending a smile to the day was this creature, hardly part of the natural habitat, but happily hugging a white pine tree in the conservation area.

There was a lot to see and appreciate in under 2 hours.

I appreciate your visit, as does the purple tree-hugger.


  1. An enchanting wonderland of the beautiful bounties of nature, from forest to lake to field of prettiness and splendour.

    Thank you for being our guide and relating the very wise words of a fellow walker!

    Happy Autumn,


  2. That is a very beautiful place to walk, Karen. I love the wild flowers and black eyed susans in particular. The purple monkey sure is a fun surprise! It's a lovely time of year for walking as there aren't as many pesky mosquitoes and blackflies around. Pam

  3. Now this is a walk I could get into.. and Mr. Purple monkey sure was an unexpected surprise..lol
    hugs, Cherry

  4. I love the journey with you....................and monkey!

  5. Thanks for taking us along on your walk today. Such a beautiful route, full of wonderful things to see - including a purple monkey!

  6. What a beautiful place to walk! The woods and the lake are stunning. Great photos, Karen. What whimsy too!

  7. Beautiful walk and wondrous photos. Hello purple tree hugger - I see you have some nuts too.

  8. What a beautiful world we live in... isn't it wonderful to just enjoy it every now and then?

  9. Thanks for taking us along on your walk, Karen. It's always great to get out for a walk on these cooler fall days.
    The little purple monkey was a fun surprise.

  10. Hello, Karen,
    You have a beautiful walk. Your autumn photos make me want to walk with you! It is still hot here. Can you believe? It was 30°C here today.
    Have a good weekend.

  11. We live in a beautiful province and you've shared just a part of that paradise. Nice walking area Karen, thanks for taking us along with you.

  12. Oh my goodness! Thanks for that visual tour. How absolutely stunning!!!

  13. If I lived near a place like that I would be skinny. I would be walking all the time. Just beautiful.

  14. I am not sure how I found you, but we share a love of the simple pleasures of a walk in beautiful countryside - sadly I have never encountered a little purple tree hugger on my cotswold walks.

  15. Wonderful photos ! I found your lovely blog via Crafty Gardeners comments . Hello from southwestern Ontario from a small village near lake Erie . I am now following this lovely blog of yours and am looking forward to the goings on in your neck of the woods ! I to love going for walks with my Miggs and am always taking photos as both nature and photography are my passions . Thanks for sharing ! Have a good day !



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