Green Gaia

Walking close to the Goddess

Walking close to the Goddess

Sunlight through the Canopy

Sunlight through the Canopy

Walking close to the Goddess!

We walked a new trail in Linley Valley this morning.  It was the one that leads off the end of Linley Road.  Walking this trail was a very different experience from taking the previous trails through the Linley Valley – Cottle Lake Park lands.

This end of the Valley is much wetter than the other.  The undergrowth is all fern and skunk cabbage.

Sunlight illuminating the bearded branches

Sunlight illuminating the bearded branches

Moss drapes from every surface.  In many places Ferns grow directly from the Mossy Surface of a Tree Trunk!

This is the greens of the wet, west coast; strong, dominant, all tones from the brightest to the deepest.  The air itself is green – light breaks down through the canopy overhead and highlights the textures of the surfaces around us.  This is Gaia.

Delicate notes of colour

Delicate notes of colour

The only spots of colour were the delicate red huckleberries, dangling below the branches of the huckleberry bushes.  Everywhere else is green; bright green, grey green, blue-green, brown green and glowing green in the sunshine.

The new growth on the ferns showed and glowed the most in the dancing sunlight, here bright and glowing and then deep and mysterious as the light moved on.

Young ferns growing from the mossy trunk of a Maple - blowing in the breeze.

Young ferns growing from the mossy trunk of a Maple – blowing in the breeze.

Dark and cool under the canopy.

Dark and cool under the canopy.

It was cool under the canopy this morning.  The leaves rustled in the breeze overhead, moving into and out of the light and shadow.  It was breezy enough that even on the path the odd, errant dried leave would dance and skip across the wooden walkways.

It seemed like kilometers of  wooden walkways through this area of the Valley.

It seemed like kilometers of wooden walkways through this area of the Valley.

You can tell that this end of the Valley was the home and play area of the NALT.  There were literally kilometers of wooden board walks laid down to protect the natural undergrowth and the footwear of the walker.  The walk was dry today in most spots, but you could tell that this would be very wet and muddy if the we had been experiencing our regular rainfall!

There were bridges over the stream where the path crossed the stream and each was in memory of a NALT member.  I can understand why they fought so hard to preserve this very special and unique area – this has been one of my favorite walks to date.  And we didn’t even get too deep into it!  So much to look forward to!

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Happy Viewing

Lynette

About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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