A walk in the woods

I enjoy walking the trails around Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge and seeing the plant and animal life there.  The woods are filled with the sound of the leaves rustling in the trees and birds calling back and forth to each other.   My favorite forest sound is that of a loud barred owl resonating somewhere off in the distance.

“I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.”  ~Henry David Thoreau

Deer at dusk

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“You may seem alone but you are not, for there are always eyes watching you.  All the wildlife of the woods, the insects, birds, and animals, are well aware of your presence no matter how softly you may tread, and they follow your every move although you cannot see them.”  ~Thalassa Cruso

Hidden

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The human heart has hidden treasures,
In secret kept, in silence sealed;
The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures,
Whose charms were broken if revealed.
~Charlotte Bronte