Flashback Friday: A Wonderful Walk In the Woods

I’m taking you back to ten years and two weeks ago, to a hike that CD and I made near our Minnesota cabin during our first visit for the year from our (then) home in Nebraska. This path leads from our access road back into the woods to small, shallow, lovely Lester Lake. It was a beautiful, crisp, early-spring morning and the deciduous trees, nestled in among an avenue of Norway pines,  were just starting to come into leaf. It’s very sad for us to contemplate the possibility that we may not be able to return there this year, for the first time ever, but we are still nursing our hopes that the world circumstances may yet improve in time for us to be able to go back there for a month or so.

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12 Responses to Flashback Friday: A Wonderful Walk In the Woods

  1. Mike Powell says:

    Lovely scene, Gary. Here’s hoping that you will make it back there this year.

  2. Beautiful scene, Gary. Those pines are something special. I hope you get to go back too this year.

    • krikitarts says:

      We have several dozen Norways around the cabin, and we simply love them. They were planted when CD’s uncle built the cabin in 1953 and provide one of the main charms of the ambience that we so love.

  3. Peter Klopp says:

    The perfect forest to go for a morning stroll in the spring!

  4. shoreacres says:

    The places I’d be visiting are much closer, but just as inaccessible right now. Sometimes the old and hackneyed phrases are just right, like ‘I feel your pain.’ Dare I suggest that pining for pines like this must be an especially sharp pain?

  5. I was planning on a flashback forest road post later today too. Wouldn’t it be nice to walk down this road again and I hope that you are able to again this year. For some a fog or mist in the distance spells mystery yet I find it so inviting. I guess it was rolling off the lake.

  6. bluebrightly says:

    Such a beautifully done image, the softness exactly where it should be, the focus just right too, everything perfect. That must come from the love you feel for this place.

    • krikitarts says:

      You’re so right, Lynn. A local developer tried to grab the whole lake to turn its shores into luxury homes, and he was justifiably thwarted in his efforts. We were all so relieved, and many lake residents cherish this little gem in the back woods, with good reason.

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