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:)
- 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.
2. Pictures of the trail. You can spot our dog Sara who is always in the lead.
3. This is what happens when lightning strikes in the forest. It is from a long time ago not recently:
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.
5. When the mosquitos aren’t in full attack here’s the bench where I write poetry:
6. The archway was used in two weddings and now is the beginning of the trail. Bigfoot has very special dietary needs…
7. The leprechauns have several food allergies so we make sure no one feeds them!
8. Our tiny haunted house lights up at night when no one is around…
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?
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:)
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