The road less traveled

One of the mister’s and my favorite pastimes is spending an afternoon out in nature. While the weather allows, we try to get out at least once a week in the woods for some recalibrating of our souls. We hunt for mushrooms, skip stones, watch for deer and watch the leaves change from green to crimson. It goes a long way to helping us remember what is important in life…the simple things and spending time with the one you love.

Here’s some pics from some of our recent forays. What do you do to recalibrate your soul? Share in the comments, I’d love to know!

5 thoughts on “The road less traveled

  • November 8, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    When I was little I loved to go into the woods in my families back yard. I loved the smell of the air in spring and the crunching of leaves under my boots in the fall. These days I’m not able to just step out my door and be in the woods. Instead of lovely hikes I’ve taken up dancing. I never realized how beneficial dancing would be until I really made it apart of my life. WOW, it has become such a wonderful experience!

  • October 31, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    I also looove these walks to nature. They refresh my mind. I live in a small town in the north of Greece. It’s not green but there is an area I really love just 15 minutes away which looks like similar to the pictures you have shown! 🙂 So, whenever I can I try to go there…

  • October 31, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Like you, I find huge stress relief when I’m in the throes of nature. Often, just the smell of a certain tree can relax me, even if it’s not located “out in nature.” For some reason an oak tree in someone’s front yard can bring some unreachable, distant memories near and makes me smile even though I can’t quite grasp the memory. If I can’t get out to nature, I’ll close my eyes and imagine myself on a specific beach, on a specific spot where I’ve been in Kona, Hawaii. I’m a tropical girl at heart and that’s my best setting for recalibration.

  • October 31, 2011 at 5:49 am

    Looks like a perfect day, my husband and I took a hike in the snow yesterday and it was wonderful.

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