I recently watched the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. There is a moment when Lucy emerges from the back of the wardrobe into the frozen world of Narnia. I felt just for a second or two, the thrill of magic, seeing a new world of snow and ice. Remembering from childhood how it felt to see snow that has fallen softly and silently at night, transforming the countryside into somewhere different and magic, where the unexpected can happen.
Walking through woods I feel something very similar. Something fleeting seen out of the corner of my eye, I shiver in longing!
Amidst the trees are there unicorns, fairies,or knights on white horses?
Believe in Magic?
The sun shone, well mostly, so we headed off to the Arboretum at Castle Howard for some Autumn Colour, which I hope you enjoy as much as we did.
Purple autumn crocus, I like that I can an insect inside the petals.
And more reds
A dead tree left for the bees and insects
The vista across the valley
A shelter to rest in
A Fairy home
And more fungi
Clouds, I thought the blue in the middle looked like a rabbit. Mr E says I am very strange.
Glad this cat is not for real
And Lunch, Homemade mushroom soup and a cheese scone.
Oh yes! On the next part to Cathy and Eric’s big California adventure we went to the woods in style! And we did see BEARS! So without further ado…
Can’t see the bear- well quite near the top and half way along there is a black dot- that would be the bear, which we spotted when we stopped to see the view. We were very excited– hardly had we got back into the car and rounded the bend then there crossing the road right in front of us was a BEAR. Oh Wow- Eric says get the video camera , get the video camera- I did and just managed to capture the bear reaching the verge and disappearing down the hillside. You will have to take my word for it because the video is still on the camera and not in our computers yet.
So off on our way again, after the second highlight of the trip.
To the woods- or Forest- this one
These trees are seriously impressive- sit back and enjoy
Not the tallest trees, but BIG
I mean REALLY BIG
even the fir cones are big
so I spent a lot of time doing this again..
The next day we visited the King’s Canyon. Not as impressive as the Grand Canyon nor Yosemite where we went 4 years ago. Never the less it too is pretty impressive- have a look
and a waterfall
And coming next to this blog…. one for Vertigo fans and lovers of textiles…
as always all comments and feedback welcomed. Hope you enjoyed your visit.