Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Four in the Woods

Robert Frost's classic poem tells us that when you come upon two paths in a road, or a FORK in the road, to decide carefully and choose which path you wish to take.  In my own wanderings through the woods recently, with Riff and a couple of dogs romping by my side, I came upon not a fork in the road but instead a FOUR in the woods.
There were four of us - two people and two dogs - I'm thinking that possibly that tree could count and stretched itself into a four when it saw us coming.  
Seriously though, the tree's in our woods have some incredible shapes and it's always a topic of conversation as to how they happened to grow that way.  
Here's another of my favorites from this particular path - a moss covered archway just waiting to let you pass into a magical forest world~

Road Not Taken
~Robert Frost 

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that, the passing there
Had worn them really about the same;

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I --
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.


  1. What great trees. I can remember a tree that scooped down and made a nice little ntich for me to sit in. I was just tall enough to get up on and stay for a bit. Can I confess? I have a thing for trees ;-)

  2. Paula, This is one of my favorite poems. I read it several time a year to my children. I love your trees. They truly are wonderful and mysterious.

  3. I love to follow the path in the woods and see what wonders lay there....

  4. Those trees are beautiful. I love your photography Paula. This has always been a favorite poem of mine! I had to memorize it when I was in junior high english.

  5. That was beautiful~ and your pictures are perfect with it!!


So glad you stopped by to visit!~ I would love to hear your thoughts and know that you've been by!