Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Landis Woods


Since we can't afford to go to the gym now, my new workout is the blue trail in a nearby park called Landis Woods. If you are a frequent reader of my blog, this name may sound familiar. It's quite close to another favorite, often blogged about spot, Landis Valley Museum. I think perhaps I was a Landis in a past life or something. The brothers did have a sister that died at an early age and was an accomplished artist.


So here are the things I see on my walk. It's really quite beautiful as all forests are.





Light shining through the leaves like stained glass. 


"But I'll tell you what hermits realize. If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you'll come to understand that you're connected with everything."
~Alan Watts



On my hike today I saw that Mr. Owl has chosen a Mrs. Owl.
They looked so sweet up there in the tree sleeping. I had no idea that I would see them out at 1PM in the afternoon. Perhaps they're on their honeymoon. Hopefully I'll see some owlets by the end of winter. 



"Going to the woods is going home." -John Muir (1838-1914)


And one last Appy Holidays sign for ebay for 2011. It's ending soon if you're interested!



12 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

The quote says it all, "If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you'll come to understand that you're connected with everything." LOVE the photos. The pretty red berries, the owls. ENJOY. Take care.

Margaret said...

You have artistic eyes and probably see beauty wherever you go. I'm eyeballing your Friesian painting, but for now I will have to thank about that AFTER Christmas as I just spent quite a bit of money at the Dover store on my real horses. :)

LuLu Kellogg said...

I absolutely loved all these photos and my favorite ones were of the Owls! Well done!

LuLu~*xoxo

Dom said...

OMG the owls *drool* <3

Studio at the Farm said...

What a beautiful setting for walks, Jen. Your owl couple are so handsome!

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful photos!
Love the Owls.

Linda said...

The "gym" is overrated as far as I'm concerned. I'd much rather walk through Landis Land and take pictures! Those owls are very sweet. Great pics!!

BeBe said...

Those owls are very enchanting...

Once Upon an Equine said...

Much better than the view inside a gym! Those are beautiful owls. How sweet that they found each other.

Rune Olsen said...

Love the contrast and light in the picture of the red leaves!
The owls are cool :-)
Greetings from Norway
Rune

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Love the woods. My new job has completely chopped my photography time and it has been really hard for me to deal with. I'm now enjoying it vicariously through you.

Lin said...

That beats the gym any 'ole day!