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Yesterday, we posted the first of our trip into the Nature Center, so if you missed it do check it out. 🙂

Coming up to the Enchanted Forest you can see off to the left a strange looking Pine Tree where we enter….

The Enchanted Forest is beautiful and when you walk into it the silence is deafening.   The Green of the trees and the moss on the ground makes it glow green if the light is right, the red bark, the red pine needles on the ground make it glow red if the sun is at another angle… it can also be dark and mysterious if the sun is at another angle or if it is cloudy….  in the fog it is mystical…..

It is a favorite spot of ours…

ef1As you can see it has a path through it but we have walked through it off the path and it is fun. Lots of hidden fallen trees,  lots of animals hidden in the fallen trees, squirrels live here and many birds, yet they stay very silent in here.. I think it is their refuge from everything…

-Imagine this with a myst lying low to the ground or in the fog.. those are my favorite days…

ef2One spot with moss…..



ef3Notice the light is changing for off to the left it is turning a red glow, while straight ahead you can the see the faint remains of the green glow leaving…… the forest floor has a lot of moss on it and walking on it is so soft and even your walk can be silent….

ef4Here we are just outside of the Enchanted Forest on the trail.. we will re-enter in a little while.. but now we have somewhere special to go way up off to the right….  more on that tomorrow….

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The other day it was cold, rainy and windy and we packed up Lil Hallie and Laddie to go to the nature center for a walk.  We have walked at the nature center for 20 years…..Lil Hallie walked with Trevor at the end of his life and Laddie learned walking from Trevor when he was a puppy.  This was our first trip there since before Trevor passed and I had some mixed emotions.  It is sort of like letting go the last part of Trevor…. I miss him everyday and its hard sometimes, but life has to go on.

Do, we packed them into my truck and off we went.  Hallie in the back looking out the back window like her grandmother Hallie did, Lad with his head between the front seats looking at where we are going and whining on and off as he is impatient.

We pull up and Lad perks up and by his face I know he recognized the place after all these years.  Lil Hallie did too….  We unloaded them and headed for the trail with lil Hallie trying to cut of Lad and guide him where she wanted him to go (her grandmother Hallie did this to Trevor all the time!) and Lad watering everything in site and then strutting ahead of lil Hallie (just like Trevor did to big Hallie) so it was eerily a deja vu moment!

pines beginningAs we came up on the opening in the pines I could smell pine and the wonderful fall smells. The pines are much prettier than in the picture for they are tall and green and it gives it a mysterious dark look as we walk the curvy trail into the forest.  Ah, the cool crisp air felt good and my mind thought of Trevor and I missed him but I also wanted to make this fun so I said a prayer under my breath and talked to him and move along.

past the pinesAs we moved around the curve into a small glen Lad was trying to figure out what to water as lil Hallie looked up and then smiled her glee!  As you look on the ground you will see between the plants these little pine like plants growing up about 4 inches high. I do not know what they are called but I sure would love to have some in my Japanese Garden at home.. they are so cool….

past the pines 2As we rounded a bend we came back into the woods and ahead of us you can see the trail curves left or right.  To the Right I call it the Hallie and Trevor trail… it is curvy, hilly, narrow and since it was wet very slippery. So we went to the left towards the enchanted forest…..  Lad as you can see is looking back for I stopped to take the picture and he is impatient.. LOL

The color is past the prime at the nature center while we are at the top of our colors 12 miles south of here…

toenchanted forestA mile down the trail we are coming up to a bend in the distance.  Around that is the entrance to the wonderful Enchanted Forest….. Nimah loved strutting through here.. Trevor would do his twinkle toes power walks and lil hallie and lad moved in unison at a quick pace…. on this trail one time I found a dead Red Tail Hawk….  look into this picture in the center and you will see two trees the trail bends just past there and the world changes…. the enchanted forest you see is a pine forest full of red pines and it has moss, red pine needles and black dirt with fallen trees and depending on which angle the sun is at it will be dark, or glow red or glow green.  The enchanted forest is also unique in that when you enter it is deadly quiet… like someone turns off the sound… strange.. but I love it there.. especially in the fog…. or in the snow….. it is fantastic.. and tomorrow you will learn more about it and see it…

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