Sunday, April 13, 2008

A Walk in the Woods

It is a beautiful Sunday here in North Carolina, the kind of day that you just have to get outside and enjoy the day. Come join us as we go for a walk in the woods that are in our backyard. I think I've told you before that there is a public greenway right at the back of our property. Lots of things are blooming- trees
wild geraniums

keys from a maple tree
wild flowers

up close

Watch out for the poison ivy!

more wildflowers

There is a lovely stream we cross over
The view looking the opposite way up the stream.
These are little tiny wildflowers in my favorite color!
After we cross the stream we leave the woods and follow a wide path for awhile.

Cheery buttercups

This is one of the paths that provides access from one of the nearby neighborhoods.
A dear little violet growing in a rock.
more wildflowers
a fisherman on the banks of the stream
another stream nearer to our house

just bubbling along minding it's own business
Then about a month ago a lot of equipment came in and some engineer thogutht that this is a more eficient way to let the water run through a woods, so instead of a pretty little stream like the last phot, with a quaint bridge crossing over it we now have this eyesore and a huge clearing that used to be filled with lots of very tall trees. What were they thinking? It makes us very angry and sad at the same time!
In the distance you can see a little bit of red in the bushes. Those are the azaleas in our backyard, which I'll show you one day this week.
And so we are back home and we wander up the hill through these trees to our home, where I'll put on the kettle and make us a pot of tea.
What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon! I'm so glad youwere able to join us.

Rhondi xo


  1. Hi Rhondi, you are so lucky to have woodland so close, what a beautiful walk, I feel quite refreshed now!
    Lucy x

  2. How wonderful to have that beautiful woodland so close to your house. I really enjoyed the walk and seeing all those beautiful flowers thanks for the cup of tea as well;)

  3. What beautiful scenery and the wildflowers are divine!! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!

    kari & kijsa

  4. Oh my what a lovely walk and such glorious flowers and green. I really enjoyed our stroll.

  5. Thank you for taking us on a lovely walk with you! The woods and the flowers are beautiful ~
    and to end it with a cup of tea is perfect!

  6. What a lovely walk. Thanks for taking me along. It made my day :-) Rosie

  7. What a beautiful day you had! It's wonderful to have such trees and water within walking distance of your house - like a mini-holiday whenever you choose. The little blue wildflowers would be my pick for prettiest!

  8. You live in a beautiful area, Rhondi! Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures. Love the wild geraniums; are one of my favourite plants.
    Thanks for your sweet words on my blog & hugs, Carolien

  9. A Wonderful World, indeed.
    Thank you for a lovely walk.

  10. Lordy! I'm suppose to be doing my work around the house and I got stuck on your blog and can't get off! LOL! The walk was a wonderful excursion; thank you so much! I feel better and more calm than I have felt since the 'snake incident.' Thank you so much for sharing!


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