Wednesday, June 9, 2010
What It's All About
I like to just enjoy the peace and joy of my surroundings. Sometimes that might happen in the forest where it's dark and cool, and sometimes that could be at the edge of the forest on a lake that not many people know about. Today it's the lake I want to talk about.
The pictures you see were all taken from one spot. I usually tell you about a man-made viewing platform where I look out at this lake, but that's not where I was this time. Today I followed a hidden deer trail down a slope to the edge of the water. There is an old tree stump that leans over the water. I sat there and relaxed all alone while I took the pictures.
For now, I'm content to sit at my little hidden place at the edge of the lake where I am. Most others would never consider coming down here. The small path down looks very wild, and it's kind of steep. But if you take it slow it's an easy trip down. And then at the bottom is this little clearing with a perfect place to sit and relax. It must have been made just for me.
This is the perfect spot to gently observe nature and just let my mind wander. This is what all of us need. A place we can hide away and let the troubles of the world drift away into nothingness. It's only when we go back to civilization that those troubles latch onto us again with their evil tentacles. Until then, I'm content to stay right here in my hidden world. That's what it's all about.
Nature Center Magazine - Steve from Out On The Prairie is back to share with you some very good basic advice on preparing for a camping trip.This is the latest in a series of his excellent nature tips. Read it for the tips. Read it for the entertainment. Read it.