The woods and sky near home

Some pictures of the woods beyond the edge of the grass that is my yard.  Sunrise is only visible when the trees are bare of leaves.  Beyond the edge of grass the earth falls away into several deep ravines, home to white tailed deer, fox, racoon, possum, rabbits, squirrels, hawks, owls, and many types of woodland birds.

I think the sky at sundown is  even more beautiful than sunrise.  Many times as I walk the dogs in the evening I see colors and textures that almost stop my breath.  To witness such splendor is one of life’s simple pleasures.  The light scattered across the clouds, the colors,  are visible only briefly.  Watching the display may last only 10 or 15 minutes.  But if we don’t go outside, or are too busy to simply look up, we miss the show!

2 Replies to “The woods and sky near home”

  1. Hi Jody,
    looks like you have some very big beautiful trees there. Are those pictures recently taken? Are the leaves off the trees already?


    1. Michelle,
      The pictures were taken last fall. The leaves are just starting to turn color right now. Early days of fall, late days of summer. My favorite time of the year! Soon the days will start out cool and I will need a jacket, but by afternoon the sun will be sunny and it will feel like summer with the big white puffy clouds in the sky. The hickory trees are dropping nuts and they hit irregularly startling the squirrels who run for the nearest tree. In a couple of months the rains and gray skies will come pulling the trees bare. By December we will have frosty mornings most days and I start wishing for snow. Being from Minnesota I love snow!

      What are the season’s rhythms in Hawaii?


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