Photos from November Hikes 2020

Photos from November Hikes 2020

Photos from November Hikes

I don’t think November gets enough acclaim for being a beautiful month, overshadowed as it is by the splash that is September and October. But even on our gray or rainy days, my walks have had amazingly lovely highlights for those willing to go out and see.

As I continue to walk the same ground day after day here, the scene in the course of this month is eventually changing to leafless again. But the sparkles still dance on the water, the moss and lichen are more intensely green again, the leaf litter is scattered around beautifully, the tree shadows are fascinating, the fungi are more visible, and the golden late afternoon light is sometimes astonishing.  And some of the little close up vignettes are perfect, abstract creations just waiting for a viewer to frame them!

I feel so grateful for how nature quietly parades its glory as a special treat for the mindful. This place has taught me mindfulness in a way nothing else has. Check out these shots of the wonder and transience of nature that I captured with my iPhone, all taken this November in Huntington State Park, which is becoming ever more dear to me.


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  1. John gregory 3 years ago

    Such a wonderful indulgence of my senses. These photos offer proof of God to me.

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      Polly Castor 3 years ago

      Me too! I totally see it that way.

  2. Lynn 3 years ago

    You certainly know how to capture a scene – the harmony of the universe. Thanks for reclaiming a month!!!

  3. Brett 3 years ago

    Very awesome indeed!

  4. Meg Hanson 3 years ago

    So much color even in November!

  5. Kristie 3 years ago

    So beautiful.
    I just LOVE the color.

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