In the Woods

Everything in the country, animate and inanimate, seems to whisper, be serene, be kind, be happy. We grow tolerant there unconsciously.
– Fanny Fern –

Early fall in the wooded area near our house. Color levels adjusted, slight sharpening

The only people I am aware of who don’t have troubles are gathered in peaceful, little neighborhoods. There is never a care, never a moment of stress and never an obstacle to ruin a day. All is calm. All is serene. Most towns have at least one such worry-free zone. We call them cemeteries.
– Steve Goodier –

12 thoughts on “In the Woods

  1. What beautiful pictures! Since moving to a forested property (4+ acres) in the country, I’ve become much more calm and serene. There is something about being surrounded by ‘gentle giants’ that whisper in the wind and sigh on a summer’s day that banishes all stress.


  2. Fanny Fern??? Come on– you made that up!! Beautiful photo and effects, Margy. Love your filter experiments. Great time of year to shoot. Nature has a special beauty in the late fall.


    1. Yes Mark, Fanny Fern – it is the pen name of Sara Willis (1811 – 1872). She was an American newspaper columnist, humorist and novelist. She is credited with coining the phrase, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” I think I could do a whole blog post of Fanny Fern quotations such as this: “To the Pilgrim Mothers, who not only had their full share of the hardships and privations of pioneer life but also had the Pilgrim Fathers to endure.”


    1. I never thought about what the quotation was until you said it surprised you. I’ll have to add it to my post about paraprosdokians.


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