It was a good weekend here--it was pretty windy but beautiful blue skies and almost no fog. Yesterday morning, we went to a state park a few miles away--it is called Sitka Sedge. Generally, the beach here is closed to dogs because it is a snowy plover nesting ground. That's OK, because there are a few miles of trails we can take the dogs on with great views--it feels almost primeval.
Did you learn this poem in school? It's the start of Evangeline by Longfellow.
THIS is the FORest primEVal the MURmuring PINES and the HEMlocks.
The capitalizations are for emphasis.
Anyway--here are some forest pictures: