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Saturday, March 13, 2010



On a quiet walkway off the beaten path in the upper elevations of the Smoky Mountains there are the remains of an old growth forest slowly loosing it's zeal for life. Nature is reclaiming it for her own once again. Multiple moss covered trees now cover the ground...trees that for a century had stretched up towards the sunlight above the dense canopy. Continuous humidity drenches the landscape daily in a very fine fog....actually more of a gentle mist than a fog. The smells of rich woods, wildflowers and fresh rains is better than any of our spa like attempts to recreate nature's peacefulness.

I hope your Sunday is drenched in peace and relaxation and some warmth as winter's spell is beginning to weaken.

Dan

13 comments:

Jennifer said...

oooooh, it's like a faerie land!

Jennifer said...

PS - no worries about "screaming" you comment, I was screaming the news to everyone I knew!

Congratulations to you too - and thank you for thinking of me. :)

Anna said...

Dan very nice work. This reminded me all my forest hiking I did before. Anna :)

septembermom said...

The light does seem magical.

dianne said...

This is so beautiful Dan, a magical place, it would have been a great image for my 'forest' poem. xoxo ♥

Heather said...

So wonderfully relaxing - I wish I could be walking amongst that growth right now...smelling the damp soil and foliage around me. Gorgeous photo.

Dan Felstead said...

Jen...that is what It always feels like up there!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Jen thank YOU for all the great pics of your dogs.!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Anna...thanks...I hope I took you back to that time in the forest...enjoy the memories.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Septembermom...The light combined with the crisp air..even in the Summer always makes for a magical time.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Dianne...many of my pictures would fit your forest poem...your words make it easy to imagine places like this.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks heather...I know you have experienced this same feeling before!

Dan

Suicide Barbie said...

Simply sublime!