You Will Remember....the enchanted trail

Last weekend, with storm clouds billowing overhead silently threatening drops of cool rain, we headed through the bewitching trails of the forest path. Over wooden bridges we went past trickling streams and friendly geese. Hudson relished in every sweet second of his wagon ride, down the path and through the tall pines and soft grass. I could only imagine the enchantment he felt on that beautiful day as we traveled through nature's untouched beauty.

You Will Remember
You will remember that leaping stream
where sweet aromas rose and trembled,
and sometimes a bird, wearing water
and slowness, its winter feathers.

You will remember those gifts from the earth:
indelible scents, gold clay,
weeds in the thicket and crazy roots,
magical thorns like swords.

You'll remember the bouquet you picked,
shadows and silent water,
bouquet like a foam-covered stone.

That time was like never, and like always.
So we go there, where nothing is waiting;
we find everything waiting there.

-Pablo Neruda

{down the trail....}

{....through the tall pines.}

{happy little rider}

{a small adventure}

{over the hills}

{take 3}

{big cheese}

{bare branches + stormy skies}

{over the bridge}

{rain is coming}

{pretty old tree}

{under the shadow of the pine}

{grazing geese}

{snacking before the storm}

{watch out! Goose Crossing.}

{nice view}

{pretty baby}

{"Catch ya later, geese!"}

{nature's beauty}

{floating free}


{the most unlikely of friends}

{little spectator}

{"Hello, Goose!"}

{sweet boy}

{what the geese see}

{baby bird-watcher}

{off we go}


{keep out}

{under the dinosaur}

{sweet smile}

{beautiful boy and his wagon}


abehel said...

Great photos Ashley!

Jeannie said...

Nice ride Hudson!

Summer T said...

Wonderful pictures of Hudson. Looks like he had a lot of fun out in his wagon :) I love the pictures of the turtle!