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
I've always done my best thinking on walks and hikes. Nature has a way of cleansing
the gunk that builds up in my head. It's the perfect "delete and reset" button out there.
"For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They are like lonely persons. Not like hermits who have stolen away out of some weakness, but like great, solitary men, like Beethoven and Nietzsche. In their highest boughs the world rustles, their roots rest in infinity; but they do not lose themselves there, they struggle with all the force of their lives for one thing only: to fulfill themselves according to their own laws, to build up their own form, to represent themselves. Nothing is holier, nothing is more exemplary than a beautiful, strong tree." ~ Herman Hesse
“Trees are metaphorical. Their magic is that they bring beauty,
comfort, and peace to the land. They celebrate life itself.”
~ Brent M. Jones
No one was on the walking trail today. Maybe it was because you had to wade through a stream get to it. I had wool boots on that dry out while I hike without feeling cold.
I saw a mommy bear and three cubs near my cabin this evening. My dog alerted me to the 3rd cub in the forest who was separated from mom and the other two cubs after they all had crossed the dirt road and headed toward the little creek. We were in my Jeep when I was able to get this photo. This little one was calling out to his mom. It was my first time to see baby bears in the wild!
The cub looks larger in the photo than in real life. Typically cubs are born in January. Based on that, it would make these cubs about 6 months old. At one year, they will be the size of a Golden Retriever. These little ones were about the size of a fluffy, medium sized dog.
The company I use for this website is Weebly and for some unknown reason random photos of mine appear throughout my postings unrelated to what I uploaded. If a fox appears on a blog about a moose or some other animal or photo unrelated to the blog, you'll know why! It's unfixable.