28 November 2011

And when I opened my eyes.. Everything was orange!

You know how sometimes during the Fall you can go for a walk, and walk through perfectly normal streets when all of a sudden -BAM- you're in a leafy orange wonderland?

Oh, I love that. I'm a big fan of the colder seasons and although I do get giddy as a small child whenever it snows, Autumn must be my absolute favourite. My parents used to take me along on long walks through the forest when I was younger and I was really looking forward to going on such a trip, so I rang them up. The day we planned on going was one of those misty, unbelievably cold days we had last week, but we decided to go for it anyway. I'm so glad we did. The fog was thick as pea soup when we left the house, but quickly made way for sunshine and some actual warmth.

Naturally, I couldn't go without my camera, so I made some pictures. Hope you like them!

This right here is my main problem whenever I go into the woods. I come across paths like this one and just have to go and find out where it leads. I can get lost so easily when there's something pretty luring me away...

The fog may have cleared for the most part, but it left its traces everywhere. Made the whole forest gorgeous. (and look, bokeh! ooooh..)

We even encountered some wildlife: a wild photographer! Otherwise known as my sister, who is just as triggerhappy with her camera as I am.

The only time I like spiders is when their webs get moist from foggy weather.

Can't go for a walk in the woods without stumbling across heaps of these babies. Big ones, small ones, some as big as your head...

We were somewhat disappointed that the chestnut season was already over. Or at least, it was in this bit of forest. The leaves were covering everything, making it exceptionally hard to see if there were any left on the ground, but the few we found were all hollow and gross. We did find a handful of edible beech nuts though. They were delicious.

Remember what I said about alluring forest paths?

Sometimes they end like this.


  1. Great photos! I wish we had forests here....Sometimes prairie is just so boring and unmysterious. :/

  2. BEAUTIFUL photos! I love the last one especially. I think I have actually been on your walk with you! It was wonderful! Vanessa xxx

  3. Wauwww... Ik kan er geen favoriet uit pikken, erg mooi!!

  4. These are gorgeous! I love the one of all the skinny, green-looking trees contrasted with the leaf-covered ground :)