Monday, October 2, 2017

This Is My World

It's been hard for me here. I love this place where I live, but there is always something missing. It's the trees. Where I live there are endless grasslands and cornfields. But there aren't many trees. What made me love nature are the forests. But they are mostly missing here.

So, what could I do? Well, the first thing I did was I spent the first few years here in a confused and frustrated state. I didn't know what to do or where to go. Nature was so different. I liked it, but I loved my forests. And I had none here.

Then this year I finally accepted things the way they are. I love it here too much to go somewhere else so I decided to learn more about nature here and learn to love it too. So that's what I set out to do, and it has worked excellently. But I do still miss my forests. So I decided to do something about that too.

There are places I have found where I can go to be in the forest. This place in my pictures is one of them. It is here that I can breathe deeply and feel the complete joy of nature. Places like this inspired me to start this blog.

I often fantasize about building a shack in the middle of one of these forests and just living there forever. Maybe I should buy a big place with a small forest in it and do that at least part of the time. I don't have the means for that quite yet, but I am getting closer. One of these days I'll be ready.

But then I look down at my smartphone and realize that I need to get back home. Walking these trails was relaxing and refreshing, but it's time to get back to work so I can come back out here again.

And I love my computer too. Oh, and money. I love money. I can't make money on a nature trail. But I can come back out to the nature trail more often if I have more money. And one day I can just buy my own nature trails if I have enough money. So the practical world calls me to work. Then I can come back out here as often as I want. I'll talk to you later.

9 comments:

  1. I always wait until after fall to explore dense woods.

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  2. Oh the dilemma of the regular person. If only...

    The scenes through the trees are my favourite settings too, Ratty!

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  3. Those are pretty forest scenes. We have quite a few of them not too far away in our area.

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  4. Glad you found a little bit of forest to explore. I hat it whe works gets in the way of enjoying what you love

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  5. It's a dilemma for sure , but having found places where you can go for nature walks without too much difficulty and still live where you have city/town amenities seems like the best of all possible solutions. Even if someone dropped money out of the trees for you, you'd still need an internet connection ;>)

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  6. I would prefer to walk there too. Its so beautiful!

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  7. You can really lose track of the time when you're out in nature!

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  8. It's great that you have access to the forest--not everyone is that lucky. Like you, I love the forest too..and mountains. Some love the beach, but I am at home in the forest.

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  9. Daydreaming helps us a lot.

    Go find rabbit holes, there are many forests inside there.

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