beautiful forests

We have just returned from a great vacation visiting family in Georgia!!! Included was an afternoon with Nate (our son) who taught me more about the technical workings of my blog. One of the things I learned was how to post a video. So I am posting the one below, which I have wanted to share for a while, and am leaving you with a promise to return to the blogosphere soon… as soon as I catch up with pressing obligations here at home… or maybe sooner, if my resolve to prioritize doesn’t hold…

I have so much to share!

The great forest, absolutely silent, save for the music of the brook, the smell of the woods, the charm of the campfire, the fragrance of the bed of boughs, all work a peace in the mind which has been accustomed for so many months to the noise and rush of the great city, the jolting of the railway train, and the smoke and dust of the locomotive.
~ Walter H. James
(Our Mountain Trips – Part I)

14 thoughts on “beautiful forests”

    1. I was going to post the first set of pictures today, but this morning discovered a previously scheduled post got there before me… Tomorrow, then! πŸ™‚

  1. Oh Barbara, what a beautiful video!! It sounds as if you have had a lovely vacation. I’m looking forward to what you might share πŸ™‚

    1. I’m happy you loved the video, Colleen! I’ve sorted through one day of photographs and have scheduled to have them posted over the next four days. πŸ™‚

    1. So happy you loved the video and the music, Mags! Posting videos self-hosting here on WordPress dot org wasn’t as hard as I had imagined, just different than the way it was done at WordPress dot com.

  2. “There are trees that sheltered our ancestors….” you must know how much I loved to hear that line in this beautiful video. πŸ™‚

    I watched an interesting show last night on BBC Knowledge. Apparently archaeologists have discovered enough evidence to now feel confident in saying that all of man-kind originated from Africa, travelling to various parts of the world over thousands upon thousands of years, hence with time forming their own individual races. I must say, that theory sits well with me. We are all one, as humans, and we are all one, with nature.

    1. It’s so connecting to know that trees have been sheltering all of us for many generations…

      Joanne, you may be interested in the Genographic Project if you haven’t seen it already:
      I had my father’s y-chromosome DNA tested and contributed to the project. It was fascinating to trace his genetic trail back through Eurasia to Africa. We truly are all one.

  3. Hi Barbara. Very nice video. I always like seeing time lapse of plants because they move so rhythmically and it is an aspect of life we cannot usually see. Jane

    1. Happy you enjoyed the video, Jane. Time lapse photography is fascinating, capturing sights and stages for us that we might never have noticed.

  4. Barbara I also love and have a great respect for trees, and I very much enjoyed the time-lapse photography.

    I look forward to seeing what you’re planning to share with us πŸ™‚

    1. Rosie, I remember our wonderful discussion about trees being the largest and most spiritually advanced plants on Earth…

      The first batch of pictures is scheduled to post tomorrow! πŸ™‚

    1. You’re welcome, Diane! A virtual walk through a mystical forest sounds like a good way find a little break from too much work…

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