Yesterday I decided that instead of going to the gym to workout I’d go on a hike in North Park. I went and hiked a trail that I have hiked before with the boys. It is the trail that Richard rides on most times when he mountain bikes on the weekends.
I left shortly after the boys went to school. My goal was to walk, relax, take pictures and enjoy nature. I walked about 2.5 miles in about 2 hrs. It wasn’t the distance or the time I was focused on, it was the ability to stop and enjoy. I was one with nature. I listened to the animals. I watched the leaves fall out the trees.
On this hike I saw 8-10 deer, lots of squirrels, birds, and chipmunks. I saw two people out riding on their horses and a few mountain bikers. I stood in a clump of trees and watched the trees fall around me. I will be back.
When you stop and look and listen to the layers of the day, you can enjoy depth of all life has to offer. Here are a few of the pictures that I took on my hike. I love that you can see the layers of nature.