Celebration: The Forest

Thank you to Ruth Ayres, for the inspiration and her Celebration Link up that she hosts each week. I treasure this #celebratelu community who always find moments of gratitude in our busy weeks.

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I know that so many people check the weather and rejoice when it is going to be a fully sunny day. Especially here in the Pacific Northwest where we have many days that are fully rain! I love summer mornings when the sun is beginning to rise in the sky. By the afternoon, I am wishing for the cool evenings. I don’t mind a little cloud. A rainy day thrown in every few days for good measure. Too much sun is just too much hot. For me.

Lately, we have been having day after day of sunny, hot days. Two days this week, we headed to the forest. On day with friends. We hiked. We played by the river. We had a picnic in the shade by a lake.

I celebrate the forest and its intense green. The full sweet air. The noise of birdsong. I am grateful for the chance to walk straight up a steep hill and not feel like melting. I am charmed by the trees that call, “Look up!” In the forest, there is time to dream. To feel part of something big and quietly powerful. For the chance to stand and stare and almost feel like growth is happening right there in front of us. To lose count of the many shades of green.

I invite you to come walking with me . . .

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Come sit by the river a while. Maybe wander in? We had four kids who loved it!

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If anyone is interested,  here is an article in a local paper about the area where we were hiking. It is in North Vancouver in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve – about a 30 minute drive from us.

Wishing everyone beautiful summer days – with your own “best dose” of sun!

 

 

15 thoughts on “Celebration: The Forest

  1. I have to write it: “I think that I shall never see, a poem lovely as a tree.” Kilmer, of course. Your pictures make me want to run right over, Carrie. We used to have such wonderful times at our little cabin in our forest, stream too. What a marvelous pleasure it is for you to be able to get there, too. Glad you shared!

  2. So beautiful. I loved this line: “the trees that call, ‘Look up!’ ” Your pictures make me want to stroll up that hill, looking up at the tunnel of light and jump in the cool river.

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