THE PATH #writephoto – Marilyn Armstrong

As long as I can remember, I’ve been enchanted by paths and in particular, by paths in the woods. There’s something about them, a kind of magic. You can’t see where the path ends and any time you choose to walk on one, you could wind up anywhere from the parking lot of the local mall to an ancient churchyard.

It’s the not-knowingness that makes it special.

So every time we are taking pictures in or near the woods, I look for paths. Even tiny, obscure, overgrown paths nonetheless hold the possibility of adventure.

Mystery. A hidden future. The unknown calls out and we are obliged to follow.

The long path home – Photo: Garry Armstrong
Perfect wooded path
In Vermont

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Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. Retired! Yay!

24 thoughts on “THE PATH #writephoto – Marilyn Armstrong”

    1. There’s a definite allure to leaf-strewn paths through woodland, but my back an I have an agreement about NOT doing that anymore. It’s the lumpy ground that kills me. But some of those paths really do lead to interesting places and I wish I could follow one.

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        1. I can only take a few steps on a non-flat piece of ground and then, I usually need Garry’s arm to stay steady. This is getting worse, too, so I’m expecting to be more limited as time goes on. But age does that even without extra issues like vision or MS or arthritis. Very old people have to be really careful about where they put their feet. Falling is one of the major causes of fatalities in this state, probably because most of our houses have multiple stories. Flatter houses are also safer houses. And those with fewer dogs running around.

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  1. I love the Vermont Path and the path in the final picture. It has kind of a “Third Man” feel. I’ll grab the zither.

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  2. Such beauty and what a luring call they have – I’m the same only now I NEED to look down on my way ahead as my eyesight is so lousy…. I also take photos of far too many of my paths….. they all tell stories and suggest invitations, riddles, calls! Glorious photos .

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