After all the year-end projects are finished and the holidays are put away – my mind goes blank, and my motivation flies right out the window. It’s time to get outside and clear the head. Getting off the beaten path and out in nature returns perspective – and appreciation. I hope you don’t mind me taking you off our usual garden/rescue path for a short detour.
“Sometimes we must unfocus our way to clarity.” ~ Terri Guillemets
It’s so easy to get lost in our daily lives. Tasks take on undue importance until we return them to their proper place. Headlines make us worry for the world we share. On sheltered trails under big blue skies –
by the pond’s edge on cold, crystal days –
all of it is temporarily shed and I’m reminded of all the beauty this world holds.
“If you do not raise your eyes you will think that you are the highest point.” ~ Antonio Porchia
Restoration and rejuvenation lead to innovation and renewed passion – in any undertaking. Change your point of view, and be reminded of the world’s good grace.
I took a couple of days off to walk our American River trails and explore the nearby Bobelaine Audubon Sanctuary. The creatures were not as cooperative as my camera would have liked, but that’s OK.
It made me look up. I don’t do New Year’s resolutions, but I do resolve to do this more – and to bring others along. So thanks for walking with me.
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” ~ Marcel Proust
19 thoughts on “Walk With Me”
Thank you. 🙂
What a beautiful post! Thank you.
one times you need to go in a bubble for awhile…just for a little while.
I enjoyed our walk and as always your pictures are great. Joy
Maybe we should schedule eye appointments for the first of the year so we could get new frames and think about new eyes as a result. Great post, and I love detours.
It’s a date! 🙂
Sometimes you need to see something new. Beautiful!
Monty and Harlow
Sometimes we just need to get away from the routine and gain new perspective. Love all the pix, but especially of the dog running through the water.
Was happy to have a long lens for that one! Beautiful pup, indeed!
Love these photographs! Happy New Year ~
Thanks, Mary! And welcome back! You were missed. Love the return to drawing. 🙂
love the photos, beautiful nature walk – thank you!
Thank you for a lovely–and might I say much-needed on my part–detour. I actually exhaled part way through. 🙂
You? With all your fun adventures?!? Of maybe that’s why you needed a quiet walk. Glad you enjoyed. 🙂