Magic Trail in the Forest

Magic Trail - Gus Kilthau
@Ceerios (4775)
Goodfellow, Texas
August 1, 2017 2:46pm CST
Magic Trail in the Forest - There is magic everywhere. Sometimes you see the magic, and sometimes you do not. I am one of the lucky ones. I get to see magic almost every day. As I ride along the trails and the pathways in this big, forested development, the colors jump out from the trees, the grass, the flowers, and even from the many birds and animals that call this place their home. Take a look at all of the magic here. The scene begins to look just like a great big oil painting brushed together by one of those old masters. Actually, though, it is just the pathway through the forest on Gus's little electric mobility scooter. I was certainly happy that you asked to ride along with me. Image: Magic Trail - Gus Kilthau
8 people like this
11 responses
@Corbin5 (81563)
• United States
1 Aug
It was a lovely ride!! We all do need to take the time to look at all the beauty the world has for us to enjoy.
4 people like this
@Ceerios (4775)
• Goodfellow, Texas
1 Aug
@Corbin5 - When "Magic:" becomes :"Ordinary" it is time for you and me to begin worrying. -Gus-
3 people like this
@Corbin5 (81563)
• United States
1 Aug
2 people like this
• Lakewood, Colorado
1 Aug
Oh wow Gus!! This is magic for sure! Creative I must say! Thanks for the lovely fantasy land.
3 people like this
@Ceerios (4775)
• Goodfellow, Texas
2 Aug
@TiarasOceanView - There are some really helpful computer people who make imaging a lot of fun. The original photo was OK, too, but putting it through some of that good software put real magic into the view. -Gus-
2 people like this
• Lakewood, Colorado
8 Aug
1 person likes this
@mandala100 (25363)
• Hong Kong
1 Aug
@Ceerios That's look like a water color paintings my friend.
3 people like this
@Ceerios (4775)
• Goodfellow, Texas
1 Aug
@mandala100 - To be accurate, let us call it a "computer painting." -Gus-
2 people like this
@mandala100 (25363)
• Hong Kong
1 Aug
@Ceerios Ok sounds like a cool term "computer painting".
2 people like this
@jaboUK (50618)
• United Kingdom
1 Aug
That is very striking Gus, I enjoyed the ride with you.
2 people like this
@Ceerios (4775)
• Goodfellow, Texas
2 Aug
@jaboUK - Ms Janet - I am happy that you were "struck" by the image and that you enjoyed the trail ride. This is a fun place in which to roam. -Gus-
2 people like this
@jaboUK (50618)
• United Kingdom
2 Aug
@Ceerios So you are quite happy now in your new home?
1 person likes this
@Ceerios (4775)
• Goodfellow, Texas
2 Aug
@jaboUK - Ms Janet - The development, field, forest, trails, built-up parks, and house are really just fine -and the managers do an excellent job of it, too. No need for us to maintain the property - house, grounds, etc. - even to small repairs and the like. Everyone nearby seems to be getting on well together, plus the governmental and utility services are top-of-the-order, too. So I have lots of time to be up and about, both on our place and through the fields and forests of the development. We do not mess around much in the nearby community (ies). but we are close enough to markets and services so as to not be missing out on much of anything we had available to us when we lived in the big city. That city, our old home, is about an hour's drive away. Bride Esther seems to miss the city a lot, but I was happy to kiss that place adieu. I suppose that the only part of living out here that is requiring our getting used to is "distance." It is far from everything, so it seems - a quarter mile to pick up the mail, a mile-and-a-half to buy a loaf of bread, ten miles to visit the medics, and so on. Here, too, the wild critters come to visit - mostly after sundown, but we do have deer at the back of the yard several times a day and trees all about just full of all kinds of birds and little critters such as squirrels. Children are everywhere, but if you miss them at your front yard, you will find them by the dozen at the park grounds and at the great big swimming pool and the exercise building. That pool, by the way, is heated in the winter months such that it can be used year-round. Near the entry to the huge development there is a field set up for two complete (USA-type) baseball fields. I was hoping to see baseball games played there, but all I have witnessed thus far are some teams practicing there. Maybe someday... We hope to remain here for but a year, maybe two years. After that our idea is to obtain a large "farm" of at least 20 acres in size - with some forest and fields and a sizeable fish pond, the pond to be stocked with bass and catfish (which the state will do for us at no cost...). We are looking at one such place now, but intend to keep on looking until we find "the place." So, happy it is. -Gus-
1 person likes this
• Eugene, Oregon
2 Aug
Gus, you have an eye for magic and are fortunate that way.
2 people like this
@Ceerios (4775)
• Goodfellow, Texas
2 Aug
@JamesHxstatic - Brother James - I enjoy believing that "What the mind can see, the hand can write." The truth is that I enjoy viewing photographs, good photos, bad photos, any photos. And I also enjoy reading posts that impute some sort of brain inside of the camera. -Gus-
1 person likes this
• Eugene, Oregon
3 Aug
@Ceerios That helps to make a post worth reading.
1 person likes this
@Ceerios (4775)
• Goodfellow, Texas
3 Aug
@JamesHxstatic - Brother James - Going into almost any post is probably worth a reading, but coming back out again may prove it to have been a mistake. -Gus-
@JudyEv (100848)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Aug
That photo just looks SO good! Very magical - and thanks for asking me along for the ride.
2 people like this
@Ceerios (4775)
• Goodfellow, Texas
2 Aug
@JudyEv - Ms Judy - "...looks SO good" was intentional but very much providential. Nothing like a bit of camera and computer magic, right? -Gus-
1 person likes this
• Rochester, New York
2 Aug
This is a nice photo. The ride was lovely, where do you plan to take us next? Somewhere with a waterfall perhaps?
2 people like this
@Ceerios (4775)
• Goodfellow, Texas
2 Aug
@LisaSteinmetz - Ms Lisa - I was considering a voyage out to the planet, " Lorp. " but the intemperdeller on the scooter's motor is in need of lamprafting once again - so that the trip will have to be delayed somewhat. The moon (another lunar voyage) would be OK - somewhat risky with that motor problem extant, but there is no waterfall on the moon. The gravity force on the moon is so weak that the water does not fall - it goes straight up (which is why water is difficult to find on the moon). It is said that the green cheese of the moon is tasty and might make for an interesting substitute for viewing non-existant waterfalls. -Gus-
@garymarsh6 (12094)
• United Kingdom
1 Aug
Very colourful It looks like you have painted it!
2 people like this
@Ceerios (4775)
• Goodfellow, Texas
2 Aug
@garymarsh6 - Hello Gary - The photo editor, "Paint.Net," was used to alter the coloring, after which the image was transformed into a simulated oil painting using the program, "FotoSketcher." Both programs were free for download from the website, "SourceForge.Net." -Gus-
1 person likes this
@Hannihar (12721)
3 Aug
Gus it is amazing. I remember riding on my scooter once and looking up at the sky and seeing such a beautiful rainbow. This picture is very amazing and very magical.
1 person likes this
@Ceerios (4775)
• Goodfellow, Texas
3 Aug
@Hannihar - Ms Hanni - Sometimes things look way more interesting when you see them from atop some wheels. -Gus-
@Hannihar (12721)
3 Aug
@Ceerios Gus, I love the wind blowing me and just gliding along on my scooter and it is really a good day when nobody honks or nothing happens. I have to go in the street at times so that is hard and try to stay as close to the cars that park there so no one comes to close but I know my scooter is slow and that is hard.
1 person likes this
@Ceerios (4775)
• Goodfellow, Texas
3 Aug
@Hannihar - Ms Hanni - Our scooter here is not of the type deemed (or licensed) to be in-the-road-worthy. If we take it out onto the roadway, we keep on the side of the road facing the motorized traffic. It is the same thing as walking on the highway on foot. Ordinarily this type of scooter is for sidewalk and other off-road use. -Gus-
@Shavkat (46862)
• Philippines
2 Aug
I like to ride with your and feel the tranquility of the place.
1 person likes this
@Ceerios (4775)
• Goodfellow, Texas
2 Aug
@Shavkat - Yes. The place is ordinarily tranquil - and, until a person really looks with some concentration, the real images are often well hidden. Riding along the pathways through the fields and forest converts the tranquility into excitement. -Gus-
1 person likes this
@Shavkat (46862)
• Philippines
3 Aug
@Ceerios I can't agree more. It does feel relaxing just looking at it.
1 person likes this
2 Aug
what! is that real,it looks amazing,is it a magic or it's naturally occurring
1 person likes this
@Ceerios (4775)
• Goodfellow, Texas
2 Aug
@kingspride - Howdy Ubong - The magic is all in the computer programs that allowed making the REAL photograph into a color-enhanced, simulated oil painting. The computer programs used were all free of cost downloads from the website, "SourceForge.Net." -Gus-
1 person likes this