come walk with me

on a sunday morning

feel the crisp air on your face and the warming sun on your back as we follow the trail off and into the waiting mountains

turn around and marvel at the white bark glowing in the sunrise

winter-bare aspen preparing for the cold

the rich greenery of summer’s forest floor has turned golden and brown and looks bleak without the morning’s sun

but we are here with the waking day

rejoicing at the trail beneath our feet and the burning in our legs and lungs as we press ever upward from valley floor to mountain top

come walk with me and sing our quiet sunday song

mountain trail on a Fall morning

38 responses

  1. Really lovely. πŸ™‚

    November 1, 2013 at 6:45 am

    • I agree, Sharon…thank you….it’s wonderful to be out there.

      November 4, 2013 at 7:06 pm

  2. So beautiful… I can watch it forever…. Thanks and Love, nia

    November 1, 2013 at 6:48 am

    • It’s hard to leave, Nia.

      November 4, 2013 at 7:07 pm

  3. Oh, I like the colours you have captured, such a nice photo, Scott.

    November 1, 2013 at 7:39 am

    • Thank you, Bente…the richness of the season. πŸ™‚

      November 4, 2013 at 7:07 pm

  4. Careful . . . there might be wood-elves about . . .

    November 1, 2013 at 10:08 am

    • I would hope so, Emilio…I’ve seen a lot of other wildlife out here, still need to check that one off of my list…. And they’d probably be deterred by a shot of bear-mace, too, if they got too frisky…after I made a picture or two of them, that is…..

      November 4, 2013 at 7:05 pm

      • Frisky is not the problem . . . arrowy is what you have to worry about.

        November 4, 2013 at 10:40 pm

        • Hmm…yeah…can’t remember ever carrying a shield out there….

          November 5, 2013 at 6:35 am

  5. Looks like you could get lost up there and never come back. πŸ˜‰ Happy November!

    November 1, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    • Oh, what a wonderful thought!

      November 4, 2013 at 7:03 pm

  6. smackedpentax

    Absolutely wonderful…beautiful colours…I could walk through these woods forever

    November 1, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    • It’s great being out there, James…as you know….and yes, we want to stay out there forever, don’t we? πŸ™‚

      November 4, 2013 at 7:09 pm

  7. A perfect evocation of the season and a stunning photograph. This is my photograph of the week. Brilliant work Scott.

    November 1, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    • Thank you very much, John…truly nice words.

      November 4, 2013 at 7:19 pm

  8. Magnificent colour Scott. Beautiful!

    November 2, 2013 at 1:52 am

    • Thank you, Adrian…that’s how I see it out there….

      November 4, 2013 at 7:21 pm

  9. Heartafire

    pardon the repetition, but this is beautiful. Thank you!

    November 2, 2013 at 8:38 am

    • Thank You, Holly….

      November 4, 2013 at 7:21 pm

  10. It’s magical, Scott! Magical!

    November 2, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    • That made me smile, Melanie….thank you. πŸ™‚

      November 4, 2013 at 7:22 pm

  11. Perfect marriage of words and image.

    November 2, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    • Good deal….thank you, Lynn. πŸ™‚

      November 4, 2013 at 7:23 pm

  12. How very lovely, Scott – so atmospheric. The essence of Autumn. Beautiful work.

    November 3, 2013 at 5:31 am

    • Such a nice comment, Meanderer….thank you. πŸ™‚

      November 4, 2013 at 7:24 pm

  13. Exquisite. Your have created an image that reminds me of an oil painting more than a photograph. I like it, a lot.

    November 3, 2013 at 10:20 am

    • I think that’s a good thing, Rachael….thank you. πŸ™‚

      November 4, 2013 at 7:28 pm

      • It was meant to be a good thing πŸ™‚

        November 5, 2013 at 2:42 am

        • Indeed…thank you again. πŸ™‚

          November 5, 2013 at 6:34 am

  14. Beautiful photo!

    November 4, 2013 at 5:02 am

    • Thank you, Yvonne. πŸ™‚

      November 4, 2013 at 7:28 pm

  15. Glorious shot, Scott. It looks so peaceful and quiet – it seems almost wrong to intrude, but I would definitely want to see round the next curve, and then the one after that and so on.

    November 8, 2013 at 2:18 am

    • Thank you, Andy…I was alone for very much of the hike…only encountered one other person on the trail that morning…and it was very peaceful. I paused often to absorb it all….

      November 9, 2013 at 7:24 am

  16. That’s perfection, Scott. Words, photograph, the walking… beautiful.

    November 13, 2013 at 8:02 am

    • Thank you very much, Karen….and yes, the walking…..

      November 16, 2013 at 4:28 pm

  17. Like the colors

    November 16, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    • Thank you, Shimon.

      November 16, 2013 at 4:28 pm

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