March 12, 2008

Forest Bridge

A cool thing about hiking in the woods up here is all the wooden bridges laid out along the trails. Sometimes they cross creeks, or as in this case, they may just cross a difficult gully. That is a small set of stairs in the lower right corner, another one of the simple pleasures to be found. They weren't that steep in reality but I wanted to get them in the picture so I changed them : ) I love the rustic feeling they lend and am glad that the forestry department doesn't use metal despite the fact that it would be much more impervious to the rains and fog. All of the forest wild flowers are springing up, in another couple of weeks all kinds of blooms will be popping.

This path meanders along a small lagoon. The water lilies are turning from winter brown to a nice green, buds are already starting to form on them too. It is a scene that I want to try painting but it started getting to chilly to sit and paint this afternoon as a storm was moving in.


Blogger Teri C said...

It sounds and looks like heaven. You really took me right into the forest with you. Thanks.

7:36 PM  
Blogger Brenda Y said...

What a terrific painting! I can almost smell that damp woodsy scent with a hint of new growth. You definitely need to return to this spot in the days/weeks ahead and paint MORE!!

9:05 PM  
Blogger Lin said...

LOVELY, Tami!!! You are having a ball!

5:52 AM  

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