Thursday, October 8, 2009

A walk in Nature

This past weekend we had friends at the cabin. We did so much over a short period of time. We went to an Oktoberfest, ate at a great Mexican Restaurant, played Sequence and had a bonfire. On Sunday morning, Greg and I took them to one of our favorite nature trails that is nearby.

I love tall pines!











In the winter, this is a great place for snowshoeing.






As we walk through the trail, it alternates between light and dark depending on the density of the trees. Here are my friends - aren't they a cute couple?




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23 comments:

New England Girl said...

Gorgeous trail! I would love to hike that some day, especially with all of the colors changing and the cool air blowing through. What wonderful photos... and a perfect sunday treat! :)

Kath ~★The Olde Weeping Cedar ★~ said...

Such beauty! What a great weekend!
Thanks for sharin' Shel!

Have a great evening.
♥Kath

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Oh my gosh. I just love that first picture!

14.02% ha ha ha thats cute!
Actually I was going to order a bunch of stuff for Christmas! Maybe now is a good time! Thanks for the heads up.

Cedar ... said...

Time with friends is always well spent. Nice pics!

Just a little something from Judy said...

These photos are breathtaking! I love the one of the tall pines. I have never been in woods like that . If these trails are close to your cabin, I wonder how you can ever leave it. Your friends probably feel so fortunate to be able to visit with you in such beautiful surroundings.

Busy Bee Suz said...

The photos and scenery are just amazing!!!! Your friends are beautiful and they are fortunate enough to be able to spend a nice weekend with such nice people. And Scout.

Carol said...

Beautiful scenery. I can almost hear the birds!

Denise said...

The pines are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

XXDenise

Sharon said...

What a beautiful place. By the way did SCOUT go with you on these nature walks? Sharon

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Beautiful photos!
And what a wonderful weekend!
I love tall pines too! Unfortunately, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is cutting down all the tall pine tree forest on state land in my area These pine trees were planted by the boy scouts (I believe) in the late 1940's-50's. I was told by the loggers that they are cutting them down in the name of "going green". It is very sad to me as Buck and I have been walking the beautiful trails for 3 years now. They clear- cut the pine forest nearest the Teeny Tiny just this past summer. We have some of the pines on our property-what I call the "Piney woods" and I am thankful for them, but only small tracts of them on private property will by left after the devastation. They are leaving the hardwoods to grow-as they are worth a lot more money. I took "before" and "after" pictures and was going to post them on Flickr--but I'm feeling a little bitter about it--thought I'd wait till I get over it and accept it.
Anyway, I so enjoyed your beautiful trails!
Blessings to you!
Claudia O.

Ginger said...

Great place for a hike. It's gorgeous.
Sounds like you had a fun weekend.

grammy said...

Such beautiful pictures...wow. Lucky friends to be treated to a bon fire and all that jazz. Fun!

Madison said...

Glad you had fun on the trail! I wish I could have tagged along!

Charli and me said...

Beautiful pictures Shelly! It must be so peaceful to walk on those trails. I'll bet Scout thinks she is in doggie heaven. I hopey you have a great weekend ♥

Jen said...

Those tall pines are beautiful!

Darla said...

Just beautiful Shelley!! You will have to post about snowshoeing, or whatever it's called. You know of rednecks......barely know what snow is..LOL

Star said...

Those tall trees are fantastic, aren't they. I bet they smell good too? Love looking at your neighbourhood.
Blessings, Star

Karen said...

Shelley! I cannot believe you live so CLOSE to that! We have to drive miles and miles to find that kind of beauty. Now we'll REALLY have to drive far, because our beautiful forests all burned up - 250 SQUARE MILES of them. It is so sad.
So I'll live through your photos! Thank goodness for blogging!!
Hey - NO SCOUT!!! What's up with that?

:)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful trail, Shelley. I'm sure your friends loved being there with you two.. I hope that GE and I can visit you at your cabin someday...

Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

I can see why that trail is a favorite of yours. It looks absolutely beautiful. I also like the tall pines.

Barbara said...

Shelley, Sorry it has been so long since I was here...computer problems, a friend in need and a vacation ....Your pictures are beautiful as usual. I can't believe it is winter again, seems like you just showed snow, etc.

How is Scout?

Barbara

KentuckyFarmGirl said...

I wanna take a walk with you guys too! What a beautiful trail! Scout is growing so fast!

Anne said...

Shelly -- Those pictures are so beautiful! What a wonderful trail. (Lucky friends!)