The clearest way into the universe is through a forest of wilderness.
Fall is my favorite season. I love the cold, the rain, the wind, and being able to long for the sun to warm my body. For some reasons fall triggers my desire to walk in the forest. The rest of the year I prefer wide open spaces, but in the fall I’m drawn to the forest. I took this photo, with the sun gently peeking out between the walnut trees, during one of these perfect fall days.
This week, share a peek of something — a photo that reveals just enough of your subject to get us interested. A tantalizing detail. An unusual perspective. Compel us to click through to your post to find out more!
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
– John Muir
Clear Creek Greenway, outside Redding, is one of my favorite places for a day hike here in northern California. Even though the trailheads (multiple) are very easily accessible from the 1-5, and the 299, it’s still wild nature. I just love coming out here, it’s quiet, peaceful, and so beautiful. Hiking is my second feel good instantly pill. Missed the first one? Read about it here. I think the soft curves of Clear Creek, is a suitable entry for this week’s photo challenge at The Daily Post; Rounded. I hope you enjoyed this post. I’m looking forward to see more entries to the weekly photo challenge.
Have a wonderful weekend!
With flowing tail and flying mane,
Wide nostrils never stretched by pain,
Mouth bloodless to bit or rein,
And feet that iron never shod,
And flanks unscar’d by spur or rod,
A thousand horses – the wild – the free –
Like waves that follow o’er the sea,
Came thickly thundering on.
– Lord Byron
To me, mustangs will always be special. Their beauty, spirit, and wisdom inherited for generations, is unmatched. I love sharing their beauty with you, and my prayer is that it does to your soul, what it does for me. The first time I was close enough to look a wild horse in the eye (from a distance of course,) I started to cry, and then this huge peace settled in, and stayed with me for a long time. I make it a priority to dedicate several weekends a year, to visit places where I know that the likelihood of seeing wild horses is good. Watching them play, or simply nibble on the sage brush (I usually watch them in the high desert of Nevada,) is an emotional experience unlike anything else.
This is my first post in my 7 Ways to feel good instantly series. Keep your eyes open for the next post in the series!
Have a blessed day!