Handsome Paths

June 12, 2014

“And what a dynamic, handsome object is a path!”
— Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space:  The Classical Look at How We Experience Places

Path in Winslow down to the marina

Path in Winslow down to the marina


I haven’t been out for a wilderness hike yet this year, but I have been enjoying some urban walks.  I love to go out with an open outlook and see what interesting things cross my path.  These pictures were taken on a recent outing to Bainbridge Island.  I couldn’t resist following this enticing green path down from the commercial center to the water.  And I was rewarded with a rare glimpse of a hummingbird!





Hummingbird and clover

Hummingbird and clover


4 Responses to “Handsome Paths”

  1. what a beautiful rhodo !!!

  2. shoreacres Says:

    The hummingbird photo is lovely. I like the way the stem of the flower seems to be rising up to make the blossom more accessible to the hummingbird.

  3. Elisa Says:

    Simple! and OOOOO at even catching more than a shadow of hummingbird. They are not birds that I have known that I’ve seen in years. Even then, I thought at first it was a very large bee, and I was afraid to get stung. It was swooping about my head!

    • Rosemary Says:

      I was once on a hike in dry, hot Colorado,and as I sunburn quite easily, I was carrying a red umbrella as parasol. It attracted a rather persistent hummingbird, who must have thought my umbrella was a giant red flower.

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