Spending time in nature always brings me peace. To see the mirror image of a sunset on a still lake is one of the most beautiful sights and inspires me to think about life. It doesn’t cost money to enjoy a sunset. Wherever one is located you can see a sunset, even in the city. To watch as the last bit of a thin line of pink, red, or orange slowly descends across horizon makes me take a deep breath as I anticipate another day of life. No matter what life brings my way, the setting sun provides hope for chance of a new day to experience living.
I am a tree hugger, literally. I love to touch and hug trees and large rocks. Both provide a vibration that energizes me. I always feel blessed when I can be in the middle of a forest. Especially a wild, overgrown forest. I love to sit and meditate to the sounds within the forest.
The Adirondack Mountains in New York State provide this experience for me. It is only a short drive from where I live. Having this ability to visit such a place makes me feel abundant, more abundant than money could ever provide. Once in the woods we are all on equal grounds. Trees tower above you, leaves crunch under foot, a well worn path is shared by all and money will buy you nothing because there are no stores, no product, no cell service, and no televisions, media, or other unnatural sounds. What we all can share in the forest is the sounds and feel of nature. Birds sing to one another, crickets chat back and forth, leaves rustling, water rushes over rocks on its way to the larger rivers. You can hear the crack of a stick breaking as a squirrel, deer or other critter scampers through the land. Trees lie fallen with new trees and flowers sprouting out of the remains. Roots grow up and around rocks displaying their survival skills. As the darkness of night covers the land we are all left to the mercy of the animals and land. No money or power will save you from the depth of the untamed forest.
I love this photo. The tree roots grew over the rock and into the ground. I always amazes me how trees can grow on the side of rocks, through abandoned houses, out of the window of abandoned cars. They have the power to overcome harsh conditions and survive. It is simply amazing.
What do you love about nature? Let me know how you feel about wild, untamed nature.
Love and Light,