Weekly Photo Challenge: The World Through Your Eyes

Having just emerged from several unplugged and off-the-grid days in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) Wilderness, images from that camping trip are fresh on my mind.  Rather than sharing my view of the classic lakes and woods of the famed pristine wilderness, I am bringing you into the forest.  The rains have been frequent, and the forest floor is a rich mossy layer of green.

BWCA forest floor

Look closer — kneel down and take the time to really see all the fascinating life the forest floor contains.  Come look at the mossy carpet through my eyes and enter what appears to be another world where fairy folk could dance among the varied soft strands of green and gray.

Click on any of the photos to enlarge or begin a photo slide show.

 

Soft moss a downy pillow makes, and green leaves spread a tent,

Where Faerie fold may rest and sleep until their night is spent.

The bluebird sings a lullaby, the firefly gives a light,

The twinkling stars are candles bright, Sleep, Faeries all, Good Night.

~Elizabeth T. Dillingham, “A Faery Song”

Ciao! ~ Kat

This post was in response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge.  ”The World Through Your Eyes” was this week’s theme.  Everyone is welcome to join in the Challenge; further details on how to participate and links to others’ responses are found here.

26 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: The World Through Your Eyes”

  1. Join in the wonder of these fabulous forest floor photos! The amazing fairy world and lovely poem! Thank you for sharing and reminding us to look down!

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  2. Lovely Kat! I LOVE the BWCA….it is so amazing! I bet the mosquitos were outrageous as they are eating me alive here in Minneapolis. But it is so lovely there and carefree…

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    • Can you believe it was my first trip?! All these years, plenty of cabin trips, tent camping trips by car, little lodges or inns, but never a classic BWCA experience. Glad we got one in before my oldest flies the nest next year. But, yes, the mosquitoes were hungry . . . (especially at the portages).

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  3. Love how you’ve gotten up close with parts of the forest that we generally just walk right over, Kat…your pictures made me wanna take a hike this evening:) If only the temperatures would come down a bit:)

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    • LIttle wonders is a perfect description for it. With the gloomy weather we had, we did not spend as much time exploring the waterways after setting up camps, so I explored on foot instead, and was rewarded.

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  4. This has been a fascinating challenge and I’ve enjoyed seeing how each photographer responded. Yours is especially evocative. You see, I know Quetico, though not personally. When I was in high school, we were offered the chance to spend 2 weeks there, canoeing, camping, and portaging our way through part of the park. I was unable to go, though some of my friends did. Judging by their accounts, you must have had a fantastic time. 🙂

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