Some resolutions are more 'spiritual' in nature as to spending time outdoors looking at nature and autumn's beauty. We have been so busy with the fencing at the cottage that we have not had time to take our walks in the woods to look for toadstools. So far, I have only been able to photograph those in the woods directly beside the cottage. This photo is one I took on a country road leading from the village of Diever to our cottage. It is always very magical to see these red spotted toadstools which are so connected to the stories of the Dutch writer Rien Poortvliet, who wrote the books about Gnomes. I can understand when I am in the woods here in Holland, why he was inspired to come up with these stories.
Does anyone else try to plan or set goals for themselves at the beginning of the month? I will do it in a forgiving way myself. I will use them as guidelines but accept if I don't get finished what I set out to do.
"There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October."
~~ Nathaniel Hawthorne ~~