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This week, the folks over at Let’s Be Wild have chosen the topic “Forest” for their photo challenge. My husband and I have had the opportunity to see some amazing forests over the years, and going through some of the archives of photos I have put together this compilation of photos of forests from the many spots we have been!

Let’s start out on the island of Hawai’i! There is something that is so tranquil about walking through a forest of gently swaying palm trees. The underbrush was pretty cool too!

Palm tree forest

Palm tree forest

On this same trip we hiked through one of the many rainforests. The smell: Incredible!

Rainforest

Rainforest

In Yellowstone National Park one of the hiking trails that we were on afforded us a view of a beautiful waterfall nestled amongst the forest there!

Finding a waterfall

Finding a waterfall

Heading south from where we live is Yosemite National Park. Here is a shot taken from one of the many vantage points on a hiking trail…The forest forms a lovely green carpet below the towering granite peaks.

The forest in Yosemite Valley

The forest in Yosemite Valley

Between Yosemite and where we live is a redwood grove located in Big Trees State Park. Here is a shot from the forest floor looking up one of the many “BIG” trees!

Looking up a big tree

Looking up a big tree

From the forest floor, here is just one of many views that one can see hiking the trails.

In the forest

In the forest

A bit closer to home is the El Dorado National Forest. Winding in and out of the mostly pine forest we come across a grove of Aspen trees in winter.

Aspen grove

Aspen grove

There is a quiet beauty found in this forest in the middle of winter!

Winter in the forest

Winter in the forest

Please do check out some of the other submissions to this week’s challenge! And, feel free to comment on any of my photos on their site. You can get there by clicking here!

Have a great Friday! Enjoy the weekend, and thank you for stopping by!

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Our sense of smell is major in our lives. An odor, fragrance, or a scent can in an instant bring back a memory of a place, an event, or even a person! There is a certain scent that I sometimes find in a place that reminds me of the building my Grandma lived in. Or of her cooking. The sweet fragrance of a honeysuckle reminds me of where I lived as a child in the spring when that flower was in full bloom. Looking at photos too, can remind you of a scent or a fragrance or an odor! So, while I’m participating in this week’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge #31 on Scent, I challenge you to experience the scents that my photos depict!

There is nothing more magnificent that the lovely gentle, or strong scents that can come from a beautiful rose! See if you can smell this one!

The smell of a rose!

The smell of a rose!

Can you smell the fresh cut grass?

Fresh cut grass

Fresh cut grass

Or how about the pungent aroma that surrounds these horses?

A bit horsey!

A bit horsey!

There is definitely nothing quite like the smell of a Bay when the tide goes out.

Coyote Point

Coyote Point

I love the smell of a campfire! How about you? Can you smell it?

A crackling fire

A crackling fire

The smell of sulfur rising off of a caldera still lingers in my memory and I am reminded of it when I look at my photos of the Kilauea volcano.

The sulfur smell of a volcano

The sulfur smell of a volcano

I love the crisp clean smell of the air after it rains.

The smell after it rains

The smell after it rains

And I do love the salty smell of the ocean as it ebbs and flows along a beach!

The smell of the ocean

The smell of the ocean

I do have to head inside though to share this one with you! There is something that is just plain comforting about the smell of a freshly baked apple pie. Can you smell the apples and the cinnamon?

Apple Pie

Apple Pie

Of all of the above photos, which one could you “smell” the best? Please let me know by leaving me a comment on the LetsBeWild Challenge. You can get there by clicking here! Just look for my black and white kitty gravatar and my name, Barb!

Now go and have a wonderful Thursday, and thanks for stopping by today!

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