On Saturday morning (before this weekend's rain) I went hiking with my husband and some friends at Fort Nature Wildlife Sanctuary. I believe my favorite part of that hike is the hemlock grove you walk through, soon after crossing the electrical right-of-way. It stretches down the hillside to the shores of a pond, where the tree roots are draped in Sphagnum and the light streams into the otherwise very dim and quiet forest.
The Hemlock Grove
As often happens when working on photographs, I am reminded of Robert Frost: "The woods are lovely, dark, and deep."
You can find some of Robert Frost's work on Project Gutenberg, by the way. It's well worth reading.