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A walk through the autumn woods

Enchanted Forest
Enchanted Forest

As I was looking through my window this morning, I could hardly see the opposite side of my valley. A typical autumn day – fog everywhere. My dogs Silas and Locksley were not impressed at all. They want to go outside whatever the weather and so I had no choice but to join them. I put on my warm jumper, mittens, scarf and hat and off we went.

Dressed up for the walk in the woods
Dressed up for the walk in the woods

Once in the woods, the sun came out and casted some mystical beams through the branches. Suddenly we were in an enchanted forest! Where there had been no life and only grey there were now the brightest colours and humming was everywhere and I could see little flies happily circling in the beams.

Can you hear the rustle of the leaves?
Can you hear the rustle of the leaves?

I had to think about an article in the autumn issue of Holunderelfe on “bathing in the woods“. I find the expression quite nice and felt myself instantly surrounded by nature and life itself. At once I realized the earthly sent of the autumn forest and enjoyed the rustling of my feet in the leaves on the way.

Play of colours in the autumn forest
Play of colours in the autumn forest

This probably was one of the last days I could enjoy this spectacle since it is going to snow next weekend. But then nature will hold other spectacles I can indulge in.