Saturday, November 29, 2014

Come Walk With Me


Come walk with me along the path above the Kinniconick Creek on a magical wintery morning...


Looking through the trees, down at the swirl hole from behind the cedar cabin....




... though it's late fall, the moss is still green...




We can look down at the swirl hole, the point, and the island...









We begin to walk downstream from the swirl...
  



Gazing out across the creek, we see the tip of the island, with mountains behind...




On the island, you can see the sunlight gleaming on white sycamores...




...which echo the shape of the mountain beyond...








Hemlocks and mountain laurel stay green all winter...



The water level is low at this time of year; there hasn't been much rain.



This view is from down behind the "back yard", in back of the log cabin...



... heading a bit further downstream, with the creek always to our right...



I love the huge beeches and hemlocks that seem to guard the path as it overlooks the Kinniconick...




Looking across again, at the island...







We continue to head downstream...

















 We've now climbed down the embankment to the creek level, and stand looking upstream...



















... and downstream one last time as we climb back up to the path above the creek...



Thanks for joining me; I hope you enjoyed the views. This post is dedicated to my dear friend Ken Lobitz, who owned this land at one time, and built the cedar cabin; I was inspired his recent blog post about pathways at Shabowmekaw.  To find out more about this magical place, I strongly encourage you to read the other posts at Ken's beautiful blog, Kinniconick Reverie.  Ken has some wonderful stories to tell.





29 comments:

  1. I have enjoyed every photo ... thanks for the beautiful tour of a most beloved place! Happy Holidays!

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    1. Glad you liked your 'walk', Mary Ann! Happy Holidays to you, too!

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  2. What a lovely walk you had -- and your photos are, as always, exquisite. While I spent the afternoon working in the library, I enjoyed taking a virtual walk with you.

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    1. Kathleen, I'm so glad you came along! It's great to go for a walk while you're still at the library - you get so much less tired that way! :) xo

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  3. love the wild peace in your walk!

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  4. Love that first image especially........

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    1. Thanks, Pamela - hope you enjoyed the walk!

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  5. Exquisite photos...particularly the first. LOVE the name of the creek...what does it mean.

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    1. Jo, it is supposedly a Shawnee Indian word meaning 'willow bark'. Glad you enjoyed the photos!

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  6. Your wonderful photography took me back to that trail today, Sharmon.
    I'm so grateful that you found Shabomekaw because you love it the way
    I always did and still do.
    Ken

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    1. Thanks, Ken; your kind words mean a lot to me. I do love it, so much, and am glad you got to walk the trail with me...

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  7. très belles photos d'une promenade forestière ..et un joli tapis de mousse !

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    1. Merci, Elfi; so glad you got to enjoy the walk with me!

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  8. Oh I loved my walk through the woods. How wonderful and what gorgeous photographs. I can smell that damp moss filled air!

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  9. Thanks for walking with me; I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

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  10. you don't have to ask me twice, if you're going on a walk, I want to come with... and it did not disappoint.... thank you!

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    1. Happy to have you along Cat! Glad you enjoyed!

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  11. Thank you for your visit to my blog today, what a fantastic nature you live in,-and thank you for this beautiful tour.
    Dorthe

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    1. Thanks for visiting my blog, Dorthe, and I'm so glad you enjoyed my nature tour!

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  12. What a beautiful place, thank you for taking us there. xoxo

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    1. Glad you could come along for the walk, Annie!

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  13. Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind words. Quite new to that kind of sketchbook but enjoying how it is going.
    Your blog is fabtastic! I love your photographs, such clear and pure focusing andit looked like you pick glorious days to take them.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, Andrea; I'm glad you enjoyed the photos!

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  14. thank you for the walk this morning. i did it with warm cup of tea in hand. :)

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    1. Monica, I'm glad you enjoyed your walk with tea! :) Please visit again soon!

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  15. I can see many paintings in these beautiful photos, Sharmon. I love the first one in particular.

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    1. Robyn, you're right, some of these would make lovely paintings. the first one is a favorite of mine, too.

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  16. Such great photos of your walk- thanks for taking us along.

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