Saturday was a typical Autumn day - but in August -- cloudy, cool (I even wore a light jacket) and a bit drizzly. I saw no butterflies on my walks, but I did find some beautifully colored leaves that had already fallen. I am going to do a leaf series from all of the leaves I found today. So fittingly this one is called - August Leaf 1.
I captured this at Bisset Park in Radford, Virginia.
A Magical Place along the Huckleberry Trail in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Jim had actually discovered it on one of his bike rides and told me about it. It is near one of my walking trails, but on the other side of the road. It is part of the new portion of the Huckleberry Trail that links the trail to Glade Road and crosses a wetland area.
“...the woods, when they give at all, give unstintedly, and hold nothing back from their true worshippers. We must go to them lovingly, humbly, patiently, watchfully, and we shall learn what poignant loveliness lurks in the wild places and silent intervales, lying under starshine and sunset, what cadences of unearthly music are harped on aged pine boughs or crooned in copses of fir, what delicate savours exhale from mosses and ferns in sunny corners or on damp brooklands, what dreams and myths and legends of an older time haunt them. Then the immortal heart of the woods will beat against ours and its subtle life will steal into our veins and make us its own forever, so that no matter where we go or how widely we wander we shall yet be drawn back to the forest to find our most enduring kinship.”