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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I often make the mistake while hiking of looking ahead or up at the beautiful trees.

So many times the earth below our feet is just as beautiful and intricate as the horizon. The yellow sifting of sunlight through the branches and underbrush shows splashes of gold on the green ferns and moss. A welcomed visit by old Sol helps the light starved residents of the forest floor remain as beautiful as the canopy above our heads.

18 comments:

Cynthia L. H. said...

This is really nice, Dan. Excellent perspective.
;^)

Sabrina said...

God has set everything up so beautifully.

Dan Felstead said...

Cynthia...
Thanks for the comment and I hope you are having a good Summer!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Sabrina...God certainly has a knack for these things!

Dan

Karrie said...

just so beautiful!

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Karrie...hope things are leveling out for you!

Dan

Lynda Lehmann said...

Dan, this is simply a gorgeous textural shot!!!! I can feel and smell those ferns under my feet. Wonderful allover pattern (one of my favorite things, as you may have noticed).

...... Bobbi said...

I love ferns and foliage from nature walks. Great photo!

Dan Felstead said...

Lynda...I take that as a true compliment from the "TEXTURE GURU". Thanks so much.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Bobbi....have you recovered from the wedding?

Dan

jblack designs said...

Great photo! I took a photo of ferns on my hike last weekend, but didn't post it--just too blah. This one really shows the jewelry aspect of ferns-how wonderfully they sparkle and light up the forest.

Dan Felstead said...

Jennifer...
That is a neat comparison...Jewelry...in fact they are the jewels of the forest! Thanks for the metaphor!

Dan

Dani said...

I had to go back and catch up a lot on your posts today! Simply wonderful photos Dan! I love how you make them so dreamy and artsy. Some of them look like paintings or drawings. Breathtaking.

Dan Felstead said...

Dani...Welcome back to the blog! Hope you had a good getaway weekend. Thanks for taking a look at the photos.

Dan

septembermom said...

A lovely bed of beauty under those trees. It takes an artist to notice the beautiful in usually forgotten spots. Such a pretty photo.

Dan Felstead said...

Septembermom...
It is there for anyone to see...next time out...just remember to look down...you will be surprised what you see!

Danj

shabby girl said...

Ain't it the truth??? You're so right. I am so worried about looking ahead that I neglect what is underfoot. Thank you for the reminder!

Dan Felstead said...

Shabbygirl...
You have a lot of opportunities to observe the forest floor...I have seen your photos...now you have a whole new perspective to shoot the next time out in the canyons.

Dan