Monday, October 18, 2010

The Road Not Taken . . .

I took a walk in the woods on a road I had not taken before, I had
my hubby, my shopping bag for pine cones and my camera There
were many lovely discoveries along the road, and it was so
peaceful, just my husband and me. Occasionally we'd hear some
voices, or see another walker, but for the most part it was just the
two of us. Our walk on former 1800's railroad bed, which is now
conservation land between New Hampshire and
Massachusetts, reminded me of a beautiful poem
The Road Not Taken ~ by Robert Frost
I hope you enjoy my pictorial walk
in the woods on the road not taken!

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could

To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,

And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:

Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.

Oh, I kept the first for another day!

Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference


  1. What a beautiful poem to go along with your gorgeous photos. We are so lucky to be living in New England. The trees are really showing off. Don't you agree?

  2. hello my friend...i am still here at home...everything is fine....i just have not been in a blogging mood, i guess..and i don't know why...
    thanks for checking in....

    sending autumn love,
    kary and teddy

  3. What a beautiful autumn walk... isn't it interesting to see old bridges and stones along the way? And amazing how nature just walks back in when these busy industrial places get neglected.


  4. Absolutely love that poem. You are in beautiful country.

  5. What fantastic scenery, and great photos!

  6. Hi Mary
    This is a beautiful post. I love the photos and the poem too. I'd like to go on that walk :-)
    Thank you for your kind comments over at mine, and I'm sending you a big hug for your recent loss too - hard isn't it? But time, good friends and memories all help the healing don't they?
    Take care,
    Denise x

  7. Lovely photos. That is one of my favorite poems.

  8. Great photos! Nice job. Hope you have a wonderful day today. Thanks so much, Mary, for visiting my blog and commenting. Always love to have you. Hugs. Susan p.s. Where is the link to the dolls? I want to see them!

  9. hello today...well, i had so many cute sweaters for Buddy...collars too...and Teddy doesn't like wearing any :-{

    finally cloudy and cold here..feels like Halloween. i have chili in the crock-ler and am heading out to a pumpkin patch with my neice...i'll let you know how it goes

    kary and teddy

  10. Your pictures took my breath away! I had a rough day today and I felt so much better after looking at those beautiful pictures.

    You are so blessed to be able to take a walk in such a magical place. I love your blog and will be stopping by more often:)

  11. I can just smell the country air! Lovely photos!

  12. lovely post and thank you for following my blog I will follow yours also. Not sure where you are located but saw the alfred maine side button. I am off to kennebunk port and rollinsford nh to find some rug hooking studio's

  13. A beautiful post. Love all your pics and the poem so lovely with them. And the old state markers! Only in New England! xo

  14. Felt like I was walking too! Never been to New England. I'll add it to my list!

  15. just checking in on some of my favorite blogs this sunday morning...hello to you and duke

    kary and teddy

  16. Oh my gosh!!!! What beautiful pictures!!! I would love to walk there.

  17. You live in a lovely part of the world. These pics are gorgeous. I am sure the autumn/fall colours are lovely just now.

  18. What beautiful photos. Robert Frost is my favourite poet. We were just in New Enland on holidays a few weeks ago. One of my favourite places to visit.


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