Friday, July 03, 2015

Golden Afternoon


The day was ideal... blue skies, warm air, soft breeze. My sons had hiked out to the woods to check the blackberry bramble for ripe berries.  Mabel and I decided to take a long ramble ourselves.
Nothing eases body and mind like walking beneath a green roof of leaves through patches of golden light.  We heard the boys before we saw them.





We walked amid daisies, black eyed Susan's, and St John's Wort, which is reputed to lift depression in the form of tinctures and other preparations. Perhaps there is also value in merely walking amid yellow flowers in a green field beneath a blue sky.

Where ever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you joy and peace.

10 comments:

Out on the prairie said...

Love the dappled light in the forest. You can rarely capture it other than in memories. you have some youngsters to enjoy also. My youngest just turned 23.

Pom Pom said...

Walking and walking and walking is S0 good! Have a great week!

Jessica said...

You sure had a beautiful day there to enjoy...enjoying nature with 'wee ones' makes everything seem like you're seeing it for the first time, too. I think the thing I treasure most since becoming a mom is my renewed love in long walks through woods & fields. I grew up taking long walks in the woods and after having Benjamin it was only natural I should share nature with him!

Aisling said...

Thank you all for visiting. Nice to hear from kindred souls!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Hearing from you and visiting you and taking a walk with you DID give me "Joy and peace." Thanks my dear (missed) friend.

Love,

Sharon

Aisling said...

Oh Sharon , thank you for visiting. I felt a little disconnected without internet. So good to be in touch again!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Thank you for your peaceful words...

Blogoratti said...

Wonderful photos.

Aisling said...

Ernedtine, Thank you. Glad to share a moment of peace.

Blogoratti, Thank you for visiting and for your kind words. I popped over to your blog and loved what I read there. Good positive stuff!

Tabor said...

regarding your question...it is a zebra swallowtail: http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Eurytides-marcellus