I want to show you one of the very first discoveries I ever made while hiking. This is the pond at the back of the Woodland Hills Nature Park. This park was the very first place I ever went hiking, and the pond instantly became one of my very favorite places.
This is probably the first place I think of when I feel the need to go somewhere to relax. I go to many different places now, but I’ve been to this pond twice this week. This place sooths my mind and heals my soul. I really need it right now.
The first several times I was here I didn’t see any wildlife, but back then the pond was enough. It usually still is. I really don’t know why I never featured this place in a post before. I’ve shown pictures, but the post has always been about something else.
There are several places to just stand and watch the pond here. Where these pictures were taken from is the first place you can see this pond when you get there. If you take the path to the right, it leads you behind the trees, but around the pond to a bridge that crosses a narrow section.
After crossing that bridge you can follow a path clear to the other side of the pond. That path travels across the edge of the trees there in the distance. After that, the path goes into the trees and back behind them into the forest.
Usually if it has rained recently, that path behind those trees is nothing but mud. Gladly, that seems to have changed recently, so my boots have been free of mud for the last few weeks. Back there, and at this pond, you really get to feel like you’re in the wilderness.
Here’s one last picture for you. It’s the bridge that crosses the pond. I just thought you might want to see it this time. I love standing on this bridge and looking down into the water.
Before I go, I want to tell you about my evil internet provider. That place also supplies me with TV. Well actually they don’t. At least not at this moment! I’m typing this post without internet or TV right now. About two weeks ago everything stopped working one morning. After it came back, it still goes out at random times.
It’s not just me though. This is happening for everybody around here right now. They won’t say what the problem is. I hope it’s not just stupid laziness. If I don’t pay, they shut it off. They should refund some of my money since they only seem to give me service part of the time. Can you tell I’m angry? I need to go back to the pond again!
I’ll talk again tomorrow… I hope!