Saturday, July 19, 2008

Beach Day

It felt like a beach day anyway. No beach, but looking through these apple trees, isn't that water?
On my days of rest I walked the perimeter of the fields which the local farmer had just cut.

I stared at the sky.

The pond, accessible in the spring, is now overgrown with tall weeds and vines. I can't get very close to the edge. The large rock in the center of the pond is uncovered, the water is low. Turtle basks on that rock, but I still can't get a picture. He slips right into the water at the sound of my feet on the grass. Good ears.

Seven acres of pine forest. Cool and inviting. Do the fairies live there?

19 comments:

Mary Richmond said...

How lovely! It looks so cool and inviting. It's very, very hot and humid here. Maybe we'll finally get a thunderstorm this afternoon! We could use one. Looks like you had a nice rest!

I still don't know how to get the award you gave me ages ago. could you please email me later? thanks!

Kim said...

Hi Suki, thanks for taking us on a walk with you...it does seem like the beach when you use your imagination!

You know, I think the fairies do live in the forest there! They want to be near you! :)

Thanks dear Suki!

Annie said...

Wonderful photos. I am happy you are rested and feeling chipper :-).
Happy weekend, Suki.

katie jane said...

I'm absolutely certain that fairies live in your trees! What a wonderful place you have there. Looks similar to the place where we last lived. I miss our pond. So much nature happening there all the time. Very relaxing. (and the water through the trees does indeed look like a beach.)

sukipoet said...

HI Mary. Humid and hot here too. Ok will email with directons such as I know them.

Kim, yes I was stretching my imagination as I didnt get to go swimming which would have been divine.

thanks annie. i am much more chipper. what a great word.

Katie Jane, that is actually not water through the apple trees but a field, but the photo itself made it look sort of like water. Or maybe you were meaning the pond through the trees, lol. (Now that at last I remember what LOL means i can use it I guess).

Patti said...

Definitely fairy-land. Magical pines and apple groves and I could see the water there too!

Your turtle world reminds me of a creek my brother and sister and some friends used to go to when we were children.

Our collie dog used to go ahead of us and clear a path through the overgrown bush and we would follow behind, getting scratched and dirty. There were turtles, yabbies, ferns and waterfalls. We knew what a spiritual place it was without being told. Wonderful days!

WILSONART said...

Oh, I saw a fairy behind that largest tree.
What a lush walk,,,,,thanks for taking us along, glad you had a nice day!

Cris in Oregon said...

oh what a lovely area. so different in the Summer then winter. It reminds me of Anne of Green Gables and how she used her imagination to 'see' things .. fairies and probably would have seen a beach out there too. :):)

Hopper said...

and they were in the fair forest... and yes... the folk do live there.. it looks just beautiful enough...

Mim said...

lovely cool and inviting.

sukipoet said...

Patti, what lovely childhood memories you shared. Hmmm, maybe I need a dog to clear the path for me? And what is a yabbie. Never heard of this.

Babs, it is nice to have nature so accessible, right out the doorway, in the summer, fall and spring. so much variety of landscape makes it interesting.

Cris, I guess having the winter up here be so cold and barren, makes the summer seem even more lush. i am trying not to think about winter too much.

hopper, the pine wood forest goes on for quite a bit and is cool and mystical.

Mim, I guess I have to admit, the whole place is pretty magical.

Lynn said...

I am sure the faries live there Suki, it is beautiful and inviting. I hope you make friends with that turtle before too long.
they live a long time...What a wonderful way to spend a summers day.

sukipoet said...

Turtle is so shy and I am so noisy.!

Patti said...

Yabbies (not sure if this is an aboriginal name) are freshwater crayfish, usually a muddy brown colour, with sharp nippers. They bury themselves in the mud at the bottom of the creek or dam and kids love to catch them. They are cooked on the BBQ here in Aus.

sukipoet said...

Patti, I love it. I have learned something new. Yabbies. Crayfish. that's great. Thanks for returning and telling me the answer!!!

human being said...

all these photos are so magical...
aren't you one of them, Suki?

you are always so inspiring...
love.

marianne said...

I think fairies live there....................
What a nice refreshing walk, thanks that I was allowed to join you!

sukipoet said...

human being, maybe so. Maybe that's why I am so awkward in the world of humans, i am actually a fairy. :)

Thanks Marianne. It is a magical place in the warm months. Although I have to admit we have had day after day of rain and thunder. Hmmm, i do complain dont I.

marianne said...

That's ok Suki! I understand you :)
This week summer has finally returned here. Today was soooo hot, but I don't complain, I was sweating and enjoyed the lazyness it caused. I bought a pool for Felix . I love hot weather and I know you do too.