Sunday, July 20, 2014

A Needed Hike

With other errands and exploring over the past two days, this morning it was time for a hike. I needed to get close to nature. I needed to escape the man constructed world of easy living -- cars, air conditioning and mega-stores for every possible need. Or want.

Half way through the hike, there was a small stream.  I considered crossing the stream on rocks. When I put my foot on the first rock, it rocked. With my focus/balance problems I would end up getting my feet wet. Or perhaps just fall in.  So I decided to just wade through the ankle deep water.

Along the trail I have the pleasure of noting the trees and bushes. Occasionally I will be startled by a lizard going through dead leaves. First reaction it must be a snake. 

A high spot on the trail will mean a view of that man constructed world in the distance.

The beauty of the natural world is there even as nature recycles.

Soon I was back to where I started.

That was great! A hike was needed to get away from a world created by man.


  1. Seems like you're rally enjoying the hikes. Experiencing nature is my main reason for doing it. It brings me peace and refreshes the spirit.

    1. Agreed. When I was still working, my relief and respite from the stresses of the job was to escape for a weekend hike to rejuvenate the soul to last another week.

  2. What a lovely place to hike. Getting away from man is always a plus!

    1. That is also why I frequently hike alone so I can fully enjoy the natural world.


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