Saturday, August 30, 2008

Some Fresh Air and Exercise (complete with Flora and Fauna)

Good Saturday afternoon all you Blogland Neighbors! Well, this morning when I dragged my carcass out of bed I just could not face the mess of a house and the pile of paperwork (leftover from my job and due by Monday) ... not to mention the frustration of having a WHOLE bunch of sewing projects just lingering in "half way done land" that I just can't seem to get at ...you know .... just feeling BLAH! So, let's just toss all that aside and get some fresh air and exercise... might just be what the doctor ordered to kick me out of the SLUMP! Let's go out in the woods next to my house for a walk... BUT,uh oh ... before we even leave the backyard, look at this.....

...the birdfeeder is on the ground .... which usually means Mr or Mrs bear has made a visit for a midnight snack .... hmmmmm, should I venture into the woods?


......yeah, why not.....here we go!


.....hmmm.... a fork in the path ..... let's go to the right....(I think)








Now I know I mentioned this before, but it seems we're having a very premature fall around these parts! I looked back in the Moonbeams archives and found this post from Sept 25th of last year. Today is only August 30th right? Seems Jack Frost is a bit ahead of schedule .....just look what's out in the woods.....
yellow leaves....
orangish (well, brownish) ferns...
.... and red whatever this stuff is .... looks like FALL to me!











Well, let's continue with our hike ....
....oohhhh....pretty ferns...(not brown yet)
looks like a squirrel was having lunch ....


.....oooooohhhh .... moss! ... I just love moss!










OK .... let's keep going (don't tell me you're tired! I'm the one doing all the hiking! You're just reading!! We'll take a rest when we get to "The Point"....it's just down this path ....

..... and up over the top of this hill....
....and here we are! "The Point"
...we're up pretty high...
...That's the Lehigh River down there .... and if you click on the picture to make it bigger you'll be able to see the white water rafters down there (that's what those little blue things are in the river...)

OK is everybody all rested up? I guess we should be heading back home .... there's still that list of stuff to do....


......shhhhh......look over there .... a deer (just a little below and to the left of the center of the picture ... click on the picture to make it bigger). How's that for some fauna?!?! ...I'm glad it's just a deer and not a bear!! Even so, let's just scurry along in case the bear family is still in the neighborhood!

Well, I hope you enjoyed our little hike in the woods ... now it's time to get back to "the list". Be back soon!

Toodles,
Mary Anne (aka Mare)

8 comments:

Dandelion Quilts said...

Mary Anne- I enjoyed the hike. :) I am feeling the arrival of fall as well. Fall is a good time for soup. I think I will whip some up this week.

Quiltersal said...

That's the only exercise I got yesterday..your hike! Spent the time in the quilting room - completed 2 tops. Thanks for the lovely pictures...We have 10 acres-complete with 5 of them as woods...I've never walked them! Must do so someday!

Elizabeth said...

Now THAT'S the kind of exercise I like! Let's do that again!

upstateLisa said...

Great hike! I was surprised to see some colored leaves on my latest hike just a week later! Fall is coming, huh?

BusyLittleQuilter said...

Thanks for the little trip through the woods in Pennsylvania. I love it there! When I lived there, I loved going hiking and then finding a beautiful mountain that I didn't know was there. There's just something about it, but I don't know what it is. It just makes me feel good inside.

Here in KY it was cool in August. Highs in the low 80's and 50's at night. Now that tomorrow is September it will be in the 90's and there is no rain in the forecast. It was feeling a little like Fall around here, too, but not so much now.

BusyLittleQuilter said...

Thanks for the little trip through the woods in Pennsylvania. I love it there! When I lived there, I loved going hiking and then finding a beautiful mountain that I didn't know was there. There's just something about it, but I don't know what it is. It just makes me feel good inside.

Here in KY it was cool in August. Highs in the low 80's and 50's at night. Now that tomorrow is September it will be in the 90's and there is no rain in the forecast. It was feeling a little like Fall around here, too, but not so much now.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Did you say Flora and Fauna?? DID YOU??? Man that caught my attention as you would suspect. Thanks for the hike thru the woods. It's a beautiful hike I must say but now I'm wore out from all that exercise.

Wendy said...

great shot! ..but there are 2 deer in that photo...one more just a little further to the right