For a longer period in my life I had been running there with a group of ladies and I know every little path and corner. It all ended when I started working and didn't have so much time but it's there where I go to when I'm feeling down and want to be alone.
During the walk in which I took these pictures I felt close to this part of nature and realized how much I missed it. I concentrated on special textures and walked through the woods like Alice in Wonderland, stopping every few seconds to admire all the wonderful textures and stroking the trees. It was a good thing I was on my own.
The following pics mainly concentrate on three barks but also on what happened on the floor and on man made marks.
I decided to make my own sketchbook and used A3 black paper binded by bookbinder screws.
1b; raindroplets on grass, enlarged
1c: enlarged seed head
Looking onto the floor
1e: man-made marks: mountain-bike tyre marks showing interesting pattern with raised and recessed areas
Looking up, looking down
1k: pine needles
1l: feather on forest ground
1m: unfortunately this photo turned out blurred. the ridges are not sharp but gently curved
1n: enlarged pine cone, square shapes
1p: another example of man-made marks:
This "curtain" made of ropes is a tribute to the men working in the iron ore industry. Apparently it was inspired by our group of running ladies.
The "curtain is hanging from an old abandoned bridge called "the black bridge"
Split trees revealing their "inner" lives
1r: sharp pointed edges
1s: another treed bark covered with lichen (?) showing a very fine irregular texture
Peeling tree barks:
1w: moss on tree bark, soft and furry
Looking at plants:
Heavily textured barks
I finally would like to share a few more pics, I could have added many more and I certainly will at some stage, but I feel at the moment like going with Chapter 2