Photography 101 – Bliss

Woodland Walk
A woodland near the village of Eagle, Lincolnshire, UK

Woodland Walk

I walk…
the woodland paths
as autumn casts its golden charm.
all negativity,
Senses spread wide.

I see…
the trunks of mighty trees,
branches stretching skyward,
morning sunlight as if
through finest lace.

I hear…
cascading notes of birdsong,
an air-borne symphony,
the rustling foliage of
creatures passing by.

I smell…
old growth mouldering,
musky scents of moist decay,
stale earth with
promise of future richness.

I taste…
aromas carried on the breeze
of the season’s final fruits,
with hints of flavour
that enliven and refresh.

I feel…
the nip of frosty air
stroking unguarded skin,
winter’s approach
as daylight slowly thins.

I walk…
to the rhythms of
the natural world.

In those moments:

Today’s photo was taken on my phone (Samsung Galaxy s4) as I was out and about without my camera. I’m not entirely happy with it but I don’t want to use an older picture until I really need to!

The poem I’m even less happy with. If I wasn’t trying to post a new poem with every photograph for the 101 challenge, I’d keep it in my files for a few more days in order to polish it up and smooth out the rhythm – but I do want to post one every day so it’s going up as it is!

I’d love to know what you all think.



8 Comments on “Photography 101 – Bliss

  1. This is fab, I don’t know why you’re not happy with it! I love forests, and I often take photos of them but it’s really difficult to take a photo that actually represents what you are seeing at the time… that’s why I think yours is so lovely!

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  2. It’s a beautiful picture, I really want to now visit that woodlands! I love the contrast between the strong greens and reds against the trunks and branches of the…oak? trees


    • Thanks, I’m glad you like it. The wood isn’t that impressive in life – but it is on my route between my village and Lincoln, which is a bonus.


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