Sunday, November 15, 2015


A walk in the woods

In the morning after last night’s rain we head for trails walkin’ distance from the house.

The Spanish Moss droops a little more than usual, as if a curtain through which one must pass to enter…

…an oak woodland illuminated by a low November sun.

New moisture activates long-dormant shelf lichens on what otherwise looks like a lifeless log.

White oak leaves tell us the first frost was a few days back…

…and the whole walk is scented by bay laurel, a harbinger of the upcoming holiday season. 

Not a bad way to start the day.

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Church of the Open Road Press

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