Wandering Camera – Woodland Walk

Northern California Woodland Walk | Whims And Fancies



Welcome to the very first revival of Wandering Camera – a monthly photography linky party. 

There are trails that meander through the forest in the mountains about 27 miles from our home.  By late spring the area becomes hot and arid, but during the winter months it turns into a lush green woodland.  The rainwater then brings beautiful early spring wild flowers.   I love to walk amongst these trees, specially on cloudy days or closer to twilight.  



Walking into the woods, in the trees painting | Whims And Fancies


Self-portrait – walking into the unknown


I find the forest eerie, but at the same time the trees make it a safe place to hide and explore.



Northern California Woodland Walk | Whims And Fancies



A few months ago, I wanted to spend the wintry morning of my birthday walking on one those forest trails in the mountains leaving the small adjacent town below.  Trees dominate the landscape, but a closer look always reveals so much more. 


Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

Northern California Woodland Walk | Whims And Fancies

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.


Northern California Woodland Walk | Whims And Fancies

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

Northern California Woodland Walk | Whims And Fancies

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
I love to photograph forests and trees, they inspire me to create.  I had previously shared this favourite poem of mine, Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening, written by Robert Frost.  I hope you will indulge my wanting to share the poem here once again.



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Wandering Camera – January Linky Party

Camera And Photo Linky Party | Whims And Fancies 

Welcome to the Wandering Camera linky party.  When I started this project in January of 2016, I had no idea where this photographic journey would take me.  I became more aware of my surroundings, and I found unexpected possibilities.  My wonderful friends inspired me to make new things which became the subject of my photography many a time.

I apologise for being late with the post this month.  I found myself seeking comfort in December and I let that urge continue a little longer.  I spent a lot of time at the dining table working on scores of things while watching the rain outside.  Comfort food, films, video games and other activities played a big part in our daily lives.  The December photos are definitely reflective of that.


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 1.  Unfinished Dala Horses waiting to be painted Falun Red

2.  Beautiful shades of yellow and green from moss and lichen

3.  A Lego photographer

4.  Found a Haiku on the trail


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5.  Painted leaf in my sketchbook

6.  My one and only finished crochet project

7. I always love spotting Earth’s shadow in the eastern sky at sunset

8. We have a lot of fun playing Lego board games


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9. A bit scuffed up, but sings beautifully

10. A myriad leaves turning into fireflies

11.  Fruit wines.  They could also double as potion bottles

12. A few of the travelled places


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13. Painted Wayside Beacon for Twitter Art Exhibit, a charity art exhibition / sale

14.  Gnarled bark

15.  Rain-soaked

16.  Knitted mitts


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17. Recipe book scribbles (The Half Blood Prince has nothing on me!)

18.  Yellow always brightens up the day for me

19.  Black oaks and pink skies

20. Third time’s the charm, I finally finished the first sleeve without having to frog again


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21. Winter Solstice

22.  Pretty rain clouds

23. Downpour

24.  Shuttle Tydirium – A Lego finish


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25.  Getting ready to paint

26. Baked cinnamon rolls in the wee hours of the night

27.  Last light of the day on a skeletal tree

28.  Strumming again


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29.  Creating warmth

30.  Taking chances

31. Finding magic




That wraps up my Wandering Camera project.  It has been wonderful sharing this project with you.  I can’t thank you enough for joining me,  sharing your photos, and boosting my confidence by leaving such lovely comments.  I want to do a little giveaway to celebrate.


Dixie’s Shop

My dear friend Dixie from Arranged Words is a fabulous painter.  If you don’t know her already, please pay her a visit.  She has very generously offered a painting of your choice from her shop.

 Fingerless Mitts | Whims And Fancies


I have grown very fond of my fingerless mitts.  They keep my hands warm while my fingers stay free to work the camera.  So I made a pair for the giveaway  (The box is not included).  They are of medium/large size.

Just leave a comment.  I will announce two winners, one for each prize, on the 19th of January.  

Now it’s your turn to share your photo posts. I always look forward to seeing them.


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Camera And Photography Linky Party | Whims And Fancies


You can add any number of links to your posts from the previous month. The posts should have photos in them, with a story or anecdote. Your project photos (quilting, sewing, painting, knitting, etc.) are most welcome. You can also write a new post to link up. Please do not link up posts that are older than the previous month, they will be removed.

Please make sure to include the badge or a text link back to this site on each post that you link up. You can also add the badge to your blog. I am happy either way as long as you link back :-)

Spread a little encouragement amongst each other.

Wandering Camera is a monthly event that will run on the first Thursday of every month. If you follow me via email, bloglovin or facebook, you will get a reminder.

Have fun!!


I am also linking up on Life Thru The Lens, Through My Lens, Our World TuesdayWednesday Around The World, Photo Friday, and Friday Photo Journal along with with other linky parties on my Events And Links page.



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