Saturday, March 27, 2010

heaven in a wildflower

... or a single twiggy plant.

What I love most about hiking is the tiny things you notice.
The moon out at four p.m. and framed by branches above you.
The red cheeks on my child after she raced up the hill ahead of us.
The splash of water as you tromp across a stream.
The brilliant green moss peeking out from under a carpet of leaves.
The curving shadow a branch makes on the ground.

heaven in a wildflower...

22 comments:

Jaime said...

Isn't the moss amazing right now? The most striking green before the summer sun sets its eyes on it.
We live in such a beautiful world.

Marilyn said...

Yes, "heaven in a wildflower". The discovery is all the more delightful.

Tracy said...

Nature is amazing if we stop and take the time to notice it. Beautiful words and a lovely picture!

Jeanne said...

I love all you share
Stay Gorgeous my darling
I love you
Jeanne

Char said...

yes yes and yes

ELK said...

branches and sky ...a favorite to see!

Writer Lady said...

I haven't been able to hike for a while, but you have reminded me of the walks taken and things observed that simply aren't noticed from a vehicle. In a moment, I'll sit on the porch for a while. It's a similar thing, you see birds and bunnies and flowers. Nice way to spend your time.

Hindsfeet said...

Sounds WONDERFUL!! Appeals to my John Denver "Rocky Mountain High" side ; )

Gigi said...

Yes! You've described the joy of it exactly. It's about the moments of unexpected quiet bliss.

xoxo

Sweet Tea said...

So glad I saw this post today.
Thanks for sharing your insight with us!

Johanna said...

such beautiful observations. isn't nature grand?

S. Etole said...

it's there just waiting for us ...

smith kaich jones said...

You are becoming a poet on us, as well as a photographer. A gorgeous bunch of words, perfect with your "background" music. (You must come play the "if i were" game with me - the questions are on my blog or Julochka's; I know your answers will be fun and thought provoking.)

xoxo
Debi

Ragamuffin Gal said...

I love the way you use your eyes to find the beautiful things all around you! Hope you've had a great break!!! See you Monday!

daily mom said...

nature really is beautiful!

Terresa said...

What a beautiful post.

So glad I stumbled upon your blog. I can feel the moss under my feet already...

Kim Living Life said...

Wow Spring has sprung and you have the bug. This is delightful.

Georgianna said...

Such lovely observations – the magical things that matter most in life. Have a marvelous Sunday! xo – g

elizabeth said...

so so beautiful.

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Relyn~ Took my first hike this weekend in quite awhile. Love the words you put to your experiences. Hope you've had a most fabulous weekend!
Kirsten

gkgirl said...

"heaven in a wildflower"

perfect.
love this.
and great photo!

Jennifer Richardson said...

you're speaking my language, friend.
happy swoon,
Jennifer

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