Monday, November 12, 2012

Golden Forest


in all its autumn glory,
the forest glows
 with golden sparks;
trees dipped in bronze
 reflected on the lake

new discoveries within,
we walk on, hand in hand,
collecting maple leaves
later to press in a book,
turning another page, together

our hopes and dreams
 as bright as the sunset,
among nature's splendor
right here, right now,
in this autumn moment


This weekend, I went for a lovely nature walk at Rockefeller State Park Preserve in Pocantico Hills, New York. The snow from last week had melted away, and the forest was lit up in the most beautiful golden, bronze, and copper tones. There is a lake in the middle of the preserve surrounded by several trails, and the trees are reflected in the water. I loved taking pictures there. It's a great place for a romantic autumn walk!


Golden red maple leaves by the lake.


 A mallard swimming in the lake. See its reflection in the water?


One of the many trails in auburn tones. See the shadows of the trees?


Cherry tree by the lake. A pop of red and gold.


More golden tones by the hiking trails.


And, of course, the sunset! I couldn't leave this beautiful nature preserve without capturing some sun rays. Enjoy this lovely walk in the woods!

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  1. questa è una stagione magica perchè la natura si veste di mille colori, ciao e complimenti

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    1. Grazie, Simo, veramente e' una stagione magica :)

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  2. How nice Loredana! It's such a pleasure to be surrounded with things beautiful, romantically exposed just for one's liking. The pics are fantastic! Thanks for sharing Ma'am!

    Hank

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    1. Thank you, Kaykuala. It certainly was a romantic setting :)

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  3. What a beautiful place for a walk. Your photos are gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you, Eileen, glad you enjoyed them :)

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  4. Your pictures are always so beautiful, and loved the words too ... a great combo :-)

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    1. Why, thank you, Keith, what a nice compliment :)

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  6. Complimenti per le tue belle foto che hanno il colore e il sapore dell'autunno.
    Ciao Loredana

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  7. Loredana!! So good to see you!! I'm so glad you linked this with Transforming Friday!! I love your approach...the embodiment I should have made it more clear that that is a suggestion but not an absolute requirement. Words are good words and I'm happy to see this beautiful bronze and golden walk in the woods...so very rich!! Thank you!

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    1. Thank you, Hannah. I enjoyed your forest theme :)

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    1. Thank you, Tammy. Yes, it was a peaceful and relaxing walk :)

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  9. beautiful pictures and a very soothing poem.

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    1. Thank you, Abin, glad you found the poem soothing :)

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  10. so beautiful Loredona! I hope you will join me and at the moment 90 other people participating in the gratitude quilt that will be shared on my blog on N0v 22. Look at the white box at the top of my blog, it explains what this project is and how to participate, with links to quilts from the past three years.

    gentle steps,
    laura

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  11. Your beautiful words and photos capture the lovely setting and mood of this walk in nature. Thank you for taking us along! xx

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    1. Thank you, Karen, for joining in on the walk :)

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  12. Beautiful scenery. And your poem accents the experience so nicely!

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    1. Thank you, Kim, for the return visit. I appreciate it :)

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  13. Loredona! hi! Your poem was delightful. Thank you for returning. I had missed you.

    Yes the snow is inspiring me. Check back.

    Have a warm and exhilarating day.

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    1. Thank you, Renae, hope the snow inspired some new poems :)

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  14. Hi Loredana! Your pictures are like perfect postcards :) I just went back through them to try to pick my favorite and I couldn't - although I really liked the cherries.

    Well, I have been "missing" for quite awhile - its all in my blog post!

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  15. Lovely words and pictures of autumn colors ~ Here we too are blessed with all its glorious colors ~ Have a wonderful week ~

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    1. Thank you, Grace, glad you're enjoying autumn on your side of the world :)

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  16. Loredana,

    Thank you for the mini vacation I had, while viewing the beautiful photos and taking in your poetry. Beauty IS all around us, if we take the time to pause and look.

    Wishing you a terrific Thursday!

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    1. Thank you, Pablo, so glad to hear reading my post was a mini vacation for you, how nice :)

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  17. Wonderful shots and words too.

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  18. I live now in a land of perennial summer - measured by the interchanging monsoon and sunny days. I know I have said it before but I can't help thinking of a time when the four seasons were a novelty and I embraced them, blizzards and concerts on the frozen river, summer walks and spring time busy back to school frenzy after the long winter. But most of all, fall - in Gatineau Park.

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    1. Sounds wonderful, Ninot. Thank you for sharing your memories :)

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  19. lovely photos, looks like a very nice place for a walk

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  20. An amazing photos. Autumn is so pretty where you are!

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  21. It is a beautiful area to enjoy a fall walk. I am surprised that there weren't other waterfowl besides the mallard as it looks like a great pond for geese and ducks...thank you for linking into this week's Nature Notes...Michelle

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    1. Thank you, Michelle. Yes, there were a lot of geese in the pond and in flight. I just didn't capture them all. Maybe next time :)

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  22. Prettiness personified~
    Amazing photography and even imaginative choice of words!
    Take care! :)

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