What do you see?

Stepping Stones to the Path

What is it? 

  1. Craters on the moon
  2. Capturing shadows in the Badlands
  3. Foot steps at the start of the trail
  4. An archaeological dig in the desert

hike_geek_sabrina_williamsNature’s arch.

Tree Character

Trees fascinate me, especially when they have such character.

griffith_tree1

Silhouetted against the azure sky . . .

The answer to “What is it?” is #3.  It was nature-made footpath to the start of the hike and I just loved the way the shadows were casting depth.  When I looked at them on my computer screen, the it didn’t look like a foot path at all.

What did you see when you first looked at that photo?

And speaking of walking … here’s what Thoreau penned about walking  …

When we walk we naturally go to the fields and woods… Of course, it is of no use to direct our steps to the woods, if they do not carry us thither. I am alarmed when it happens that I have walked a mile into the woods bodily, without getting there in spirit. In my afternoon walk I would fain forget all my morning occupations, and my obligations to society. But it sometimes happens that I cannot easily shake off the village. The thought of some work will run in my head, and I am not where my body is; I am out of my senses. In my walks I would fain return to my senses. What business have I in the woods, if I am thinking of something out of the woods? I suspect myself, and cannot help a shudder, when I find myself so implicated even in what are called good works — for this may sometimes happen.

Click here for the full length essay.

And speaking of trees . . . Check out the Tree of Life!

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