Monday, August 6, 2012

Hiking Adventure


summer breeze on lake-
a wild flower fluttering
to the sound of waves
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This weekend, I went hiking at Cranberry Lake Preserves, a beautiful nature preserve with hiking trails in North White Plains, New York. I took the first photo, which inspired my haiku, by the lake where I discovered pretty purple/pink wild flowers. There was a nice breeze, and the wild flowers danced to the rhythm of the sound of the waves.


My hiking became a bit more adventurous when I started walking up hill on this trail leading to the woods. There were a few rocks to climb and logs to step over. I just love being outdoors getting some great exercise in relaxing natural surroundings.


This next trail was down hill and led me to the lake. I could see the sun shining through the trees and the lake in the distance. What a peaceful and calming view.


Here is a view of beautiful Cranberry Lake. The hiking trail goes around most of the lake so I was able to see it from different angles. This is where I found the wild flowers.


On the other side of the lake, I found lily pads framed by tree branches.


After the hike, I stopped by the nature center. Kids who camp here were creating artwork. I especially liked the stars they made out of twigs. Nature is art. Art is nature.


44 comments:

  1. What a nice trail. We used to hike at Bear Mountain up in the Catskills when I was in college.

    Cheers ... visiting from Our World Tuesday.

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    1. Thank you, Tito. The Catskills are beautiful. I've been there a few times, but before I was interested in photography. I need to go back just to take pictures ... :)

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  2. Looks like you had a beautiful hike with lovely scenery. I love the water lilies and the wildflowers. Those little stars made from branches are really interesting and look like fun to make. Your Haiku explains it all perfectly. xx

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    1. Thank you, Karen. I loved those little stars, too, so creative. The wild flowers and water lilies were pretty indeed. :)

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  3. What a wonderful scenic hike and the center ~ what a perfect ending ~ Wonderful haiku ~ ...love the line ...wildflower fluttering ~ (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank you, Carol. Glad you noticed the alliteration in "wild flower fluttering." Don't you just love poetry? :)

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  4. Great hiking area!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    1. Thank you, Gary. Yes, I enjoyed it. It's probably a bit tamer than the wilderness in your part of the world. :)

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  5. Looks like a great area for walking around. Enjoyed the tour with your photos and the accompanying haiku.

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    1. Thank you for the nice comment. Love new visitors :)

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  6. Wonderful photos! I enjoyed your post!

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  7. What a wonderful photographs Loredana and the haiku along with it is great too. Awesome to see hoe you're writing your haiku inspired by your photographs.
    And ... this one is really back to basic a classical haiku. Thank you for sharing this with us on Tackle It Tuesday.

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    1. Thank you, Kristjaan, I enjoyed your theme on classical haiku, a perfect match for my photograph :)

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    1. Yes, it got a bit challenging going up hill and climbing over rocks and tree logs, but lots of fun. Thanks for the visit :)

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  9. Very beautiful haiku! I love the sound of waves

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    1. Thank you, yes, you could actually hear the sound of waves on the lake as they floated with the breeze :)

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  10. I have been there, and it is just gorgeous.
    Such wonderful photographs, especially the first one.
    It almost looks like a painting.
    Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. Glad you visited the lake in person and that you liked my photos! :)

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  11. Lordana, I always love your photos. Always. They take right there. Very apt haiku too.

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    1. Thank you, Raven. Glad my photos make you feel like you're right there ... lovely comment. :)

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  12. Looks like such a lovely trail and a peaceful walkabout...your haiku feels dreamy and swaying....nice

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    1. Thank you, Joanne. I like "dreamy" and "swaying" ... lovely words. :)

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  13. Dear Loredana,
    Thank you for your wonderful words over at my blog.

    Back to your haiku and hiking adventure. Both are absolutely gorgeous.

    Nature is a sure-fire muse.

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    1. Thank you, Ninot. Yes, nature is a muse indeed :)

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  14. Great pictures you show of some beautiful scenery :)
    Hanne Bente

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  15. What a beautiful place to hike. Wonderful photos, thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, Eileen. Glad you liked them. :)

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  16. the first shot is like a beautiful painting!

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    1. Thank you, Dianne! It's straight out of the camera. I just cropped it to focus on the wild flowers. The reflection of the trees on the water makes it look like a painting. :)

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  17. Oh I was feeling a bit stressed, but I got to your photos and haiku and just took a deep breath..I needed that.. thank you.. This looks like a wonderful place to walk and to connect with Mother Nature.. Thank you for linking in to Nature Notes Loredana..I appreciate it..Michelle

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    1. Thank you, Michelle. Glad my photos were relaxing for you to see. Love your Nature Notes meme. :)

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  18. Wonderful place, love your photos, thanks for sharing

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    1. Thank you for the lovely comment, Zena. :)

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  19. Beautiful shots! Lovely haiku.

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  20. Ciao Loredana, grazie per la tua visita perchè così mi hai dato l'occasione di poter ammirare i tuoi click favolosi! A presto

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    1. Grazie, Simo. Benvenuta. Buona Domenica! Ciao, a presto, Loredana :)

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  21. What a great place to spend time with nature. I love these shots and the kid's art!

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    1. Thank you for the return visit, Donna. :)

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