A week and a half ago, late on a Sunday afternoon, I went on a hike at Oxley Nature Center’s North Woods area. I love the North Woods area because it is beautiful, the trails are well maintained and hardly anybody besides me goes there even on a nice weekend afternoon.
It’s kind of a walking meditation.
Be careful while you are meditating and walking though. This thing will give you a headache.
The staff and volunteers are always tweaking and improving things on the trails.
It’s got water views and benches.
And what I call tree tunnels cutting through the woods. I love to come here when it is windy like it was on my hike. The woods are thick so there is no wind on the ground but you can hear the wind as it moves through the tops of the trees.
Later on in the spring, the reflections will be prettier.
I was hoping to see deer, not today!
And the end.
I try and go on all the trails during my visits to the North Woods. That entails taking some of the trails twice. That’s alright.
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Looks like another great hike. I love all the different shadows!
…if you are hoping to see deer, come to our backyard. We have a half dozen every evening! Thanks for hosting the party.
Thanks for a very nice walk. Oklahoma has some real natural beauty. My visits there have almost always been in the commercial areas of the state.
Reminds me of wetlands near my house.
Lovely shots of the hike.
Beautiful hike. Those low branches could be very dangerous if you were zipping along on a bike!
How wonderful to have your own private woods to hike ~ wonderful nature shots and how did you take that selfie with a timer? on regular camera? ~
Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor
Es un bello bosque te mando un beso.
Great place and you get to enjoy the whole place to yourself.
I too love the nature hikes both for soul and body.
Looks like a great hike, pretty views of the tree tunnels and the water.
Take care, enjoy your day and happy weekend!
Springs a little late, nice hike.
Amazing there are not more people enjoying this wonderful place. Your commentary is poetic prose at times when you describe the wind and tree tunnels. 🙂
Looks like a wonderful place to hike. I hope you go back when the leaves start growing.
I love the naked trees and solitude. You certainly know all the good places.
What a nice walk! Thank you for sharing.
I really love the woods in the winter time before the leaves sprout. So mystical.
Beautiful woods and the leafless trees. Quite a landscape.
I too enjoy the sound of the trees. I like tunnels of trees too. Look out for that tree….Sounds like George of the Jungle. LOL! Enjoyed seeing the water container on the bench and the pond. Thanks for hosting.
Nothing as awe-inspiring as a walking meditation.
I can wait to see the spring colours in your part of the world. 🙂
You hit the trails and I hit the streets. (I was in downtown Minneapolis) I prefer trails!