Today Nature called once again, and I heeded that call. I drove out the old scenic highway and found myself a waterfall and a steep trail to climb … it was fantastic! About 3/4 of the way to the top I asked, “When will this trail end?” I thought, I could just go back now, and almost immediately decided against that thought!! What the heck! I had already come so far!! Below are a few collages of my favorites.
As I walked I thought about what the energies of my body must be doing … probably thanking their lucky stars I finally went for a walk! An uphill walk at that.
My lungs were working, my leg muscles were pumping away and my heart … oh my heart, was loving this little adventure.
As I finally made it to the top, I rested, breathing heavy, long, and deep. It was an amazing adventure!! The fog was thick at the top and visibility from the viewpoint was pretty much nil.
Once at the bottom again, I rested for a moment near the water as it flowed past on the opposite side of the road.
In the light rain that fell during this journey, I smelled the pleasant earth aroma as it drank deeply. This beautiful forest, and others like it, are a portion of that which brings, and sustains, life on this planet. We ought to care for it as though it were our own life.