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I'm Rachael, a free-spirited adventurer, conservationist, avid book buyer, lover of animals, day hikes, and period films.

A Second Day in the Forest

A Second Day in the Forest

After the beautiful sights I was privy to this weekend, I knew I had to go back to the trails before the last of the golden and worn leaves fell. The sun was out today, definitely a different view of the forest from the last time when it was much cooler and the clouds blanketed the sky.

 
Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love - that makes life and nature harmonise. The birds are consulting about their migrations, the trees are putting on the hectic or the pallid hues of decay, and begin to strew the ground, that one’s very footsteps may not disturb the repose of earth and air, while they give us a scent that is a perfect anodyne to the restless spirit. Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.
— Letter to Miss Lewis, October 1, 1841
 
A Family Outing: the Autumn Edition

A Family Outing: the Autumn Edition

Autumn Textures

Autumn Textures