GETTING IN TOUCH WITH NATURE: Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves
of strength that will endure as long as life lasts." ~ Rachel Carson
A ten minute walk and I'm here ...
If I turn away from the beach, (below) this is the view.
Below is part of the trail to the beach. It's about a ten minute walk from my house.
The road to our house.
Below is the road leaving the dock.
It was my first time to see apples on a beach. Then I looked up and saw that apple trees with branches still full of apples were hanging over the rocky shore line.
This little fella, a tree frog, one of thirty species in the United States, greeted me on my deck this morning. I'm living on one of the islands in archipelago of the Pacific Northwest.
He came for a second visit the next day.