Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sunday Stroll - Hopeful Birch

I wandered the quiet trails at camp this afternoon,
listening to bird song and wind rustling through the fresh leaves of mid-spring. In the birch woods, some ferns were open, while others were just unfurling...


In the open fields beyond the birch wood, there were things to see
above my head and below my feet.



Even returning home we found beautiful vistas.
These white tail deer watched us approach on the dusty lane.

while the sun settled into the lake with a splash of glowing light.


Where ever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you beautiful light.


all photos by Aisling, except photos of deer taken by Limerick through the car window
May 23, 2010

20 comments:

linda said...

these are all so lovely as is your new blog design...mine broke and i used the same you did as i remember the birds, that i loved....anyway, such a lovely stroll, one of these days, i shall join you again ;)
xoxo

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

More beautiful shots Aisling. That is a very pretty area you stay in.

Hannah Stoneham said...

Wonderful wonderful pictures - really brightened up my Monday morning. Thanks for sharing

Hannah

Aisling said...

Linda, I look forward to that day. :)

Joan, Thank you. Camp is just a few miles from home. We are fortunate that some dear friends have established a camp on their "back forty." We went there just for the evening yesterday to cook "breakfast for dinner" camp style, and I took my walk while we waited for friends to arrive. It is very peaceful and pretty there!

Hannah, Glad I could help to brighten a Monday morning!

Thank you all for visiting!

Deborah Jeans Dandelion House ~ inspired living said...

How beautiful! Nice it is so close to home but " feel's far away...Love those sort of places!
You did a great job of showing us around CAMP!

Dandelion Wishes!
Deb

Aisling said...

Deb, Thank you! Sometime I will have to photograph all of the cool things like the outdoor kitchen and the "dining room" (a big white canvas tent that stays up May through October) and that sort of thing. :)

kerrdelune said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful and so restoring to spirit and senses!

Aisling said...

Cate, Thank you! I always feel that way when I visit your beautiful blog. :)

Child in Harmony said...

Gorgeous photos. Love the deer!

The camp sounds so wonderful!How great they can have a camp right on their own property. I would love to see more pics of camp.

happy day!
~marcia

Aisling said...

Marcia, It has been a work of several families over the last few years to establish the camp. I've posted a few photos in the past, but will have to think about what I might have called my posts so that I can find them. lol!

Thank you for your lovely note. :)

the wild magnolia said...

Wonderful wander through the woodland and a glimpse at the beautiful deer. The photographs are so good.

Aisling said...

Wild Magnolia, Thank you for your nice comment. I love the way you worded it, "wonderful wander through the woodland." It just sounds joyful and uplifting when you say that out loud. :)

Cloudhands said...

What a wonderful get-away spot. I really enjoyed the sights and impressions you shared. Delightful. I look forward to that closer look at the campsite.

Aisling said...

Mom, Thanks! Hopefully more photos of camp soon. :)

Pom Pom said...

I loved camp when I was a kid and then as a grownup, we took our whole family to work at camp for four weeks almost every summer. I've had enough of it now, but I DO like to sleep in cabins, don't you?

Aisling said...

Pom Pom, I love to sleep in cabins, although we have a camper at camp not a cabin. In previous years, I have usually come home to sleep because of taking care of pets and getting my daughter to work early on Saturday and Sunday morning. We'll see how this summer goes!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Aisling dear,

Thank you for the beauty and serenity.

Sending love from the road,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island (and a Saab stuffed to the ceiling)

Aisling said...

Sharon, Thank you for coming by to catch a glimpse of beauty & serenity in the north woods! Be safe on the road!

Jessica Monte said...

Your photographs always leave me feeling more connected to nature, and thus, calmer. Thank you, :-)

And I especially loved the shot of the birch trees.

Aisling said...

Jessica, I'm so glad to read your comment. It feels like a meditation to me, to walk in nature, camera in hand... noticing as much as I can. And, then, it feels like a meditation to post the photos and write the simple words that accompany them. I'm glad to know that you feel the meditation in the words and images. Thank you for letting me know.