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.


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

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

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

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

  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

  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 ;>)

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

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

  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.

  9. Daydreaming helps us a lot.

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