My blog has moved

You will be automatically redirected to the new address.

If that does not occur, please visit http://umberdove.com/blog;.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

When I Say Fern...

ferny
fern4
fern2
fern3
fern

... I mean FERN!
All things green and dripping and curling and reaching ever upward.

(and I swoon)

My parents are in town for the week.  Well, to be honest they are in forest.  Camping, not 15 minutes from my home in one of the loveliest areas the North Coast offers.  I don't mean to boast, but really now, but this territory I reside in is so amazing, with so much to offer that I feel luck rising in my soul every time I venture out of doors.
After a solid night of sleep in my own bed and a hearty breakfast (BC is fattening me up on the good weeks - he gives me a wink and adds a little extra butter on my english muffins) I'm heading back out to the woods and water to stay with them and let my soul be filled with all that the ravens see and the black bears smell.

More to come, more to come, but first I need to get my shoes a little muddy and my pockets full of detritus.

19 comments:

Clare said...

That sounds like soul food...enjoy your time in the woods!

Trista Anodei said...

That's just fantastic.

My husband is more than a little obsessed with ferns himself, and as such I think we'll be in your neck of the (red)woods next weekend-- Eureka, to be exact. Any tips from a local? ;)

UmberDove said...

Clare - it IS soul food, of the very best sort!

Trista - drop me an email and I'll shoot you some spots.

kerin rose said...

oh green gorgeousity,my word!....Pierre, I am soooo happy Kelly adopted you!

reconstructing sarah said...

absolutely amazing.

MrsLittleJeans said...

I so agree with you...not too many places are as beautiful, IMO, that is...I also think fern is amazing, the way they open their leaves really astonishes me...glad BC is keeping busy : ) I am looking forward to seeing what jumps in your pockets after your next nature walk xoxoxo

Sunny Rising Leather said...

Oh, soul food!!!!
And butter :)
xoxoxo

Runs4fun said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Runs4fun said...

Atta girl! My friend is hanging in and doing the same...finding the woods to soothe her soul on her good weeks and fattening up on some extra treats here and there.

"Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean". ~ John Muir

Brian Wigand said...

Love the colors on those photos. We're thinking of you often. Olive said she wants to visit you guys. CA is her favorite state.

Desiree Fawn said...

Gorgeous! And that web -- wow <3

Snailentina said...

ugh! I am so proud of you with Pierre :) Enjoy the woods and bring lots of photos for us, please :)

Courtney said...

Have a wonderful time! Your corner of the world sounds amazing.

Ferns are my favorite woodland plant. I just love the way the sweet ferns make the forest smell in the summer. So heavenly!

Cat said...

That sounds perfect!
So good for the soul to have time with loved ones, nature and stillness.
take good care

love and light

Alice Istanbul said...

I'm jealous that you live in such a beautiful place. But I can live vicariously through your gorgeous photography. Have fun :)

RosyRevolver said...

Amazing pictures. Well done, Pierre. Well done, indeed.

Being the good little southern girl that I am, I can attest to the benefits of extra butter. Extra butter is a blessing. Particularly the honey variety.

xx

The Noisy Plume: said...

Dear Fernadette,
I love you.
xx
Antelope Princess

Cat said...

prayers your weekend was as gorgeous as you!

love and light

Mum said...

If I hadn't been standing next to you, witnessing the exquisite colors and dramatic lines of those ferns, I would have thought Pierre's work had been "doctored."

However...your beautiful photos brought tears to my eyes as I recalled the magic of the forest in that late afternoon.

Let's meet there again soon, okay?