Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Walk through Old Growth

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The first time I visited Oswald West beach my children were young.
They immediately named it Gnome Beach.
Can you tell why?
For many years I didn't even know the real name as we
always referred to it as Gnome Beach.
Walking through this forest, listening to the water trickle through the woods,
enjoying the sun dapple through the trees,
and stepping into the arms of these old growth trees is pure delight.
If you ever visit Oregon, you must put a stop here on your list.
It is a treasure that even some Oregonians don't realize is just there at the door to partake.
I hope you enjoyed my walk through the trees and the peak at the ocean last Friday.

12 comments:

Rosemary said...

What a lovely forest treasure! I think I spotted a gnome peeking out in that fourth photo!

Marilyn said...

Yes, the fourth picture is the one that we called the gnome home. There are several along the trail.

Laurie said...

It makes me want to leave right now, Marilyn! I love the beauty of Gnome Beach, the tree cove is fascinating!

Anne said...

Hi, Marilyn! I saw your post right above mine on Vanessa's blog, so I had to come investigate ~ Lovely!!Gorgeous photos! I am now following! So nice to "meet" you! ♥
Hugs,
Anne

Angela McRae said...

Photo #4 looks like the perfect abode for a fairy village!

beth said...

i can't believe i've been to canon beach and manzanita and didn't know about this place. sad face.

Linda at Friendship Tea said...

Enchanting!

Ginger said...

What a beautiful walk. Reaching the ocean at the end is like icing on a cake.

Kate said...

What a lovely place for a hike. I love walking the trails of an old growth forest. It is fascinating...

Relindis said...

There's a lovely atmosphere in that wood from your photos. I would love to walk through it with the grandchildren and show them all the nooks in the trees with the knowledge there's the sea at the end of the trail.
have a good day!

relevanttealeaf said...

This forest speaks of solitude, tranquility, enchantment and stability. The perfect place to enjoy nature!

Pearl Maple said...

Marilyn it is a delight to visit your blog space, so many pretty things to admire.