Yesterday I had the opportunity to take a nice walk though a wooded river path. It was a perfect day with the temperature in the 70's and slight breeze. Bonus, this time of the year no mosquitoes! I have always liked to explore and a walk in the woods seems to be quite calming.
So, take a walk with me if you will...
Looking up, the sun shines through the canopy.
Each bend of the path promises a glimpse of the river flowing along.
Taking a break by an outlook reveals some ducks only slightly disturbed by my presence.
Walking further reveals a test of skill - a log crossing.
The meditation of walking with natural surroundings is interrupted by a corridor of power lines.
Scrambling on the ground I spot some boxelder bugs.
My excursion was rewarded with images of wildfowers and fauna of the woods.
One last challenge before making it back. The path ran though a stand of stinging nettles. And me in my shorts and bare-footed saddles! I was able to find a branch to push the plants aside and avoid any ill effects.
The ending was almost as exciting as the beginning. A crowded path gives a hint of mystery about what will come around the corner.
I feel happy to have been able let my mind wander and enjoy a nice day.