Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Off the Path and Into the Woods

(This is a post i started a few weeks ago and forgot! This explains why everything is so green. Obviously the woods no longer look like this.)

 Sometimes when i am walking i just can't help but leave the path and follow a footpath into the woods
 I go in just far enough so that i am the only person there
 It smells like earth and pine needles and warm sun, and all i hear are the birds and the leaves rustling
 i love to just stand there in the quiet
 and be part of all the beauty that surrounds me. I say a prayer that all who pass thru here be Blessed...two legged, four legged, furred, feathered, winged and scaled.
 But eventually
 we turn around and head back to the path
 we climb over roots
 and rocks
and head back home

6 comments:

Mary Anne Gruen said...

I love the energy of the woods too. Sometimes I sit just inside the edge and soak up the feeling of the big trees all around.

Mare said...

Hi Mary Ann! It's funny, but it has taken me this long to realize the woods are my special place to be. If asked where my ideal place to live would be, it would be in the woods with a lake or pond nearby. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! Love, mare

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

The woods is one of my favourite places, it always refreshes my soul to walk there and reminds me of the true value of life.
Lynne x

Mare said...

I feel the same way Lynne. It is sacred space.

teddybearswednesday said...

SUch a beautiful Post, Mare, like you xo

Mare said...

Oh thank you my friend...love you Jess....