Sunday, October 18, 2009
I'm sure it's pretty obvious by now that I collect most of my stories and pictures from my short hiking trips that I go on as often as I can. Well, why would I want to go walking in the woods or any other place like that almost every day? It's because of what you see in the two pictures I have for you today!
Places like this are what I have never presented to you before. I have talked about how I find peace and comfort from being alone in nature, but I've never really shown you an example of what I see that makes that happen. You know, somewhere off the hiking trail, and without even the animals.
This old log is laying right on the edge of a huge drop off. It's possible to climb down there, but it's steep enough that nobody ever does it. Even though it's too difficult to get a good look at the lake from here, I still find myself drawn to this place. It's because of the log, the drop off, and the hint of the lake. This is the heart of nature.
This is one of the places I look at while I'm in the forest. This is why I go. Not for the animals. Not for the hiking. Not even so I can tell anybody about it. These other things are only an added benefit. I go so I can see places like this. I wish I had time to explain this further, but now I'm just going to look at the pictures.