“Blue skies ahead,” my eternally optimistic husband said. “Let’s go out for a walk.”
“Are you sure?” I replied. “It’s pouring down rain.”
Still we made the drive to Black Diamond for lunch and waited for the rain to slow.
When it did we headed to Nolte State Park to walk through the woods around Deep Lake.
The air was fresh and fragrant washed clean by the rain.
The lake was calm and still.
The moss rested wherever it would.
This Doug Fir rested too where it had recently fallen.
Everywhere there was a tangle of life –
messy but beautiful.
Great photos…love the moss!
Thanks John! Everything was so fresh and green! 😊
Fresh and green indeed. Your husband was right to suggest braving the weather! 🙂
Best wishes, Pete.
It turned out to be a wonderful walk and we managed to avoid the rain! Thanks Pete. 😊
Lovely pictures! I love the way things are tangled and random in the forest!
Thanks so much! I love the messy beauty of the forest. 😊
Had the fir fallen over the trail? I was trying to figure out who had cut it.
I wondered if someone would ask that question. 🙂 Yes, on one side of the trail was a fresh, jagged stump. On the other side was the downed tree, along with a few other chunks. We’ve had some major windstorms lately; the state would have taken care of the blowdown, removing the section of the tree that was in the middle of the trail.
How could a girl from Oregon not ask about the tree?
Absolutely! I anticipated the question especially as I didnt include the picture of the stump. 😁