Oaks of Blue Sky

March 10, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

oaks, "blue sky ecological reserve", photoimpressionism, "photo impressionism"Mystical forestBlue Sky Ecological Reserve. Photo impressionism.

There is a fine effluence surrounding the wood, as if the sap had begun to stir and you could detect it a mile off. Such is the difference between an object seen through a warm, moist, and soft air and a cold, dry, hard one. Such is the genialness of nature that the trees oaks, "blue sky ecological reserve"Misty morningBlue Sky Ecological Reserve appear to have put out feelers by which our senses apprehend them more tenderly. I do not know that the woods are ever more beautiful, or affect me more. (Journal of Henry David Thoreau, March 10, 1859)

I visited Blue Sky Ecological Reserve the other day - something of an exercise in frustration, since most of the trails were closed.  But the oak grove was open, and it was a fine time to be there: early morning, with the fog just lifting.  It added a softness to the air, echoing Thoreau's words on this date.  The image above has a touch of photo impressionism, to enhance the mystery.


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