Take A Walk With Me On The Magical Trail! #AuthorWalks #Nature #WhereToWrite #MagicalTrail #Poetry #Inspiration #IARTG #ASMSG #WritingCommunity


After running into packs of dogs and dodging cars on the road my husband decided to create a path to walk on at home. This is how The Magical Trail came into being.  I’m about to take a walk. So, grab a bottle of water, a mask, and join me:)

  1. I was inspired by pictures of painted rocks. For my birthday, I got a paint set to decorate rocks. Here are some of my grandchildren’s artwork that is scattered throughout the trail.

rocks pic 1

2. Pictures of the trail. You can spot our dog Sara who is always in the lead.

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3. This is what happens when lightning strikes in the forest. It is from a long time ago not recently:

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The rest of the pictures are our decorations and one of me. I’m masked up not for the virus but because it was smoky from a local fire, and some not so local. We’re safe right now but so many in California (and other states) aren’t thanks to some highly unusual monstrous lightning storms – with more on the way.

4. The wooden signs are made by my husband. It’s his latest hobby. The guitar is usually black but it’s covered in ash from the fires.

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5. When the mosquitos aren’t in full attack here’s the bench where I write poetry:

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6. The archway was used in two weddings and now is the beginning of the trail. Bigfoot has very special dietary needs…

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7. The leprechauns have several food allergies so we make sure no one feeds them!

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8. Our tiny haunted house lights up at night when no one is around…

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9. The forest dwarf watches over the deep pit below him.  The pictures I took don’t show its depth. We have no idea where it came from. Maybe an old mining tunnel?

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10. Here’s our forest key. That pile of rocks below is a water fountain my husband created. It’s not running right now and I’m working on some rocks to surround it:)

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Thanks for taking a walk on The Magical Trail.  It’s a special place where there’s always something new to see or magic to seek.

Embrace your inner child by taking a walk in nature. D. L. Finn






38 thoughts on “Take A Walk With Me On The Magical Trail! #AuthorWalks #Nature #WhereToWrite #MagicalTrail #Poetry #Inspiration #IARTG #ASMSG #WritingCommunity”

  1. What a delightful walk on the magical trail, communing with nature. I could get lost in the beauty of the surroundings daily, Denise. You are so lucky to have such a fantastical haven. And a special shout out for the Sasquatch and leprechaun signs. I’m still grinning!

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Thanks Mae, I do get lost in it. I’m so glad we made the move to the forest and feel very lucky even with the fires. Those signs make me smile too.

  2. I LOVE the rocks your grandchildren created! Everytime you look at them it must remind you of special times <3
    Hubby is talented with his signs- I like the squirrel and dog/wolf he added to the welcome sign. You have a magical trail!

    1. Thanks, Jacquie:) The rocks add a special touch that you can’t buy in a store and bring a smile to my face as I pass them. My grandkids love to find their rocks when they go on walks with me. The wood signs are fun and I agree it takes talent and patience. I’m lucky to have all this creativity surround me.

    1. I could do that, Jacqui, perhaps without sound so you don’t have to hear my heavy breathing up the hills lol.

    1. Thanks, Balroop…very blessed. I’m going to treasure those rocks, especially since they came from my grandkids hands. Xo

    1. it is a beautiful trail of inspiration thanks to my husband:) I’ve always loved to walk and now I can safely. Thanks, Forest!

  3. How lovely! I like all the little creative additions, Denise. I would love to do this on my property, but we’re on a steep slope and it would need steps. Too much work, I think. But your place looks perfect. Much better than dodging cars. Thanks for taking me along on a walk. 🙂

    1. Thank you, Diana:) My daughter has steep property that they walk around, but its too much of a climb for me. We have both hills and some flat areas so it works out as we wind around the trails. My husband did cut some steps into the side of a hill, that completely fascinates our grandkids. It’s fun to decorate it like some trails we’ve seen. How everyone wants to add to it! Glad you could come along.

    1. Thank you, Robbie. I agree with you and only excited a small place to walk and he keeps adding on making it an adventure:)

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