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Revitalized after a walk through the wilderness

If you read my earlier post you know that the morning started a bit down due to the cutting down of the trees near my home. After a nice long walk in nature where I recorded a babbling brook on my iPhone, listened and watched birds at play flying from tree to tree, I began to feel happy again knowing that there is plenty of wildlife and trees quite close by.

When I saw the five trees merged as one I had to stop and take a photo. (see below) While admiring this stand of trees, I noticed there were several groupings of trees quite similar to this one however they were fused together in different areas along their trunks. Feeling grateful to be with these beautiful trees, I had to stop and give them a hug. We can gather so much energy from the trees I can’t figure out why others aren’t doing the same. They are givers of life, shade, protection. Each unique in its own special way. Walking in nature brings peace within that I wish could be shared with everyone.

Five trees becoming one

Five trees becoming one

The fifth tree is peeking through the branches. When I was a child we would visit my brother-in-law’s family camp and I was always impressed by the stand of cedars that had become one very large tree. When I purchased my first home, the first thing my husband and I did was dig up 4 Cedar trees from camp and planted them closely together in a circle in our yard. They grew together like those I remembered in my youth. Trees are something we plant knowing that we may never enjoy their full potential. It may be the next generation reaping the benefits. Many trees do not reach their peak in our own lifetime unless we live a very long life. If you want to enjoy the trees that you are planting, plant them early in your life so you can enjoy them.

Not sure what these are but they were quite beautiful

Not sure what these are but they were quite beautiful

We came across these interesting plants. They were on a vine that had wrapped itself around a bush. When the sun peeked through the tree-line the little puffs resembled ice crystals. They were quite beautiful.

Vine interwoven in a bush

Once again, nature has revitalized me. I am in my happy place, content knowing that nature is only a short walk away. The trees in the adjoining yard have been felled but my landlord has not touched those in this yard. They should be safe for another year. I shall hug them again tomorrow to show my appreciation for the shade, protection from the wind the provide and for their natural beauty. Life is peaceful once again!

Love and Light,
Sandy


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Finding Peace in Nature

Sunset on Adirondack Lake in New York State

Sunset on Adirondack Lake in New York State

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.

Becoming one with nature

Becoming one with nature

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.

Nature overcoming

Nature overcoming

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,

Sandy