into the woods

I really should spend more time in there. If that's not weird. You know, just chilling in the woods by myself, nothing much. But seriously, I do love the woods bordering my house. The paths from the yard to the woods all meet at a point in the middle of the woods, far down into the forest. This intersection of sorts is where, when you look up, the trees are a canopy above you, the only sounds you hear are natural ones like birds, crickets, and leaves crunching and rustling. The light is, somehow, always perfect, glancing off the brilliantly hued leaves and the moss at the foot of the trees.

It seems that every time I'm in there, meandering, camera in hand, along those various paths, I see something I hadn't noticed before. It's really crazy what you see when you take time to look for what you might have missed.

The silence is good for me every once in a while. I'm a people person. I love being surrounded by family, by friends. But now and then, a little dose of good, old-fashioned silence is almost.... healthy. And it's rare these days, no?

So I plan on doing it more often, going into the woods. Yes, definitely doing it more often.

Enjoy your Friday, and have a happy weekend.



  1. goodness, caitlin, your photos are beautiful!

  2. i love it. i wish there was a woods near me. it would be my library. i'd hang books in the trees, and climb up there and listen to my playlist while exploring a world of my own creation. i'd hide my notebooks in a hollow long, and get a bag of pencils and make myself a thing of tea and sandwiches for the trip.
    this was such a lovely post, caitlin. beautiful :))
    -jocee <3

  3. wow!!! that's amazing! I wish I had woods nearby. :P

    love your photographs.

  4. Those are really beautiful pictures...

  5. Caitlin, I'm new to your blog, but I already love it! :) Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures.

    ~ Rachael

  6. I'd love to have a wood nearby my house, I can imagine I'd spend a lot of time there. x

    Your blog is lovely! x

  7. Pretty, pretty photos with gorgeous fall colors. Oh how I'm loving October. I need to spend some more time in our woods too...it's such a wonderful place to muse by myself. (:

  8. Lovely pics. :)
    God Bless,

  9. You have some of the most gorgeous photos! Wow!

  10. great pics girl!! they are amazing and you have such an awesome eye for this!! awesome post :) this makes me want to order a pumpkin spice latte and go into the woods :)


  11. the woods is one of my favorite places to be. those woods are beautiful. nice pictures.