Monday, December 13, 2010

Walk With Me

I started my week with a walk. It was brisk and I wasn't feeling so great, but I bundled up and did it anyway. I'm glad I did. When I headed out, the sun was barely up.I crunched through the leaves, so sneaking up on my wild friends wasn't in the cards, but I could hear them crunching too.
This snarly old tree always reminds me of the thumping trees in the Wizard of Oz, especially when its branches sway and creak on windy days.
There's so much beauty...
...and gracefulness.
I walked on the rock ledge.
Of course, Bruno was with me. He adores a walk in the woods.
Looks like a cozy place to curl up...Bruno investigated it thoroughly!
The woods are full of amazing texture...this is a shag bark hickory. Love it.
Such character in this bark.
I love walking under nature's gate. It signals that I'm close to home.
I remember, it was a walk like this that inspired this quilt. It may be the first one I finish when the quilts for the book are done.
Off to work. Hope your week had a great start too!

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25 comments:

Tine said...

Thank you for sharing. It is fun to get to go aón a walk with you :)

robin said...

Lovely photos!

Kirie said...

Wonderful photos of the forest :)
And Bruno is so cute ^.^

Kristina said...

What a way to start a morning!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What a fabulous walk with you this morning Jacquie! Thanks for taking us along.
Congratulations Erin.

My Sweet Prairie said...

lovely lovely! from one prairie quilter to another ; )
~Monika in the land of ice and snow

Poppyprint said...

One need look no further than bark for inspiration!

Phyllis said...

Beautiful pictures and Bruno is adorable.

angie said...

Beautiful pics! Thanks for sharing.

ellen said...

I loved the walk. Thank you. Your photos are great. I am a bark person too.

Anonymous said...

Ahhhh, thank you for sharing! Bark and clouds and crunchy leaves, oh my! Glynis

Rachel Hauser said...

Lovely! the bark pictures are amazing. And, "inspired" quilt too.

Sooz said...

What a beautiful way to start a week. Thanks for sharing it with us. Maybe I'll go for a walk tomorrow morning...

Lynn said...

What a nice post. I loved how a walk inspired a quilt!

Char said...

Thanks for the wonderful pictures. I have Shag Bark Hickory in my back yard.

Contented Caroline said...

My favourite time of day for walking is about 7am when the sun is just coming up in the winter. Glad you enjoyed. It can be very meditative and a great way to start the day.

Brenda said...

Lovely photos.

A.S.K.-P. said...

Lucky you. What a pretty place to go for a walk. What a BEAUTIFUL quilt! I just LOVE the colors!

Levin said...

what a beautiful spot. i wish i could take a walk there too :)
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live a colorful life said...

Very inspiring...on many different levels.

Cheryl Arkison said...

I would walk with you any morning.

Becky Wolsk said...

Jacquie,
While talking of walking--is Team Quilter Butts happening in 2011? I'd love to join and am glad to find out about the virtual transcontinental website (coincidentally, I've been wanting for a long time to find a virtual transcontinental walking website that would enable me to walk somewhere that I will never be able to visit in person--like Mongolia or Murmansk). I'm new to your blog and am particularly dazzled by the spiderweb selvedge quilt.
Cheers,
Becky Wolsk in DC
www.textislepatchworkblog.com

Summer :) said...

That solid you are using in that quilt looks like copper, it's gorgeous and I don't usually like that hue!! :) What is that called by chance you know it?

Becky said...

I love those colors! Can't wait to see the finished quilt!

tina said...

Jacquie, I love your photo's! I know now where your boys got their eye for it! :)