Friday, April 14, 2006

Sunset in the forest

Maybe I can’t go wandering around in depths of the neighbor's forest again, but that doesn’t mean I can’t go up to the edge at the back corner of the springhouse, right?

Last night we had a wonderful five minute rain that started around 5 or 6 pm. It was given to us by a big, beautiful, purple-grey cloud that covered the farm, poured out its bounty, and floated happily on its way. PAL said that he saw rainbows in his part of town!

I made my way along the south side of the hedge towards the back of the springhouse. Now that I knew what I was looking for, it was relatively easy to navigate my way back to where I ended my journey last week.

The sunlight beamed between the wet trees, illuminating the small spring like a silver thread through the swamp plants. With everything freshly dampened, the forest smelled rich and full of life! While I never see them during the day, I know I can hear frogs down here at night (they appear to squeak more than they croak).


  1. will you send me the last photo on this blog, and the sunrise one at the bottom of the page? sooo cool

  2. Kirsten, you got it. The sunrise picture will be emailed shortly! I'm so glad you like it!

    Ducklover, I'm not sure about toads yet but I DO hope to see some. I will be certain to share if I discover any.

    Sylvia, welcome, and thank you for the compliments! As you may have guessed, I love trees and plants, and it's a pleasure for me to share them with others online.

    I hopped over to explore your blog, and I really enjoyed your image of the salal. Being from Washington originally, salal holds a special place in my heart as a favorite forest friend.

    If you're interested, here is an image of salal from my archives that I added before I left Washington:

    Neighbors - last entry in the November rhododendron series

    Thanks again Sylvia!

  3. You've a great eye, and a wonderful understanding of light. Are you a school-trained photographer?

  4. Howdy Mark, thanks for visiting! Thank you also for your compliments.

    I am in fact 100% self-taught in the area of photography... or any artistic medium for that matter! Apart from a couple highschool art classes, I have only had one drawing class in college 10 years ago. It's funny, I never really thought of photography as a hobby until I started clicking away at trees. It's really grown on me, if you'll pardon the pun!


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