Simple Pleasures Found in the Forest
Out wandering the forest of Tryon Creek State Natural Area, I found the simplest pleasures along the trail today
I took a moment today, stretched my legs, and wandered in the woods for a bit. The weather was so inviting, with the warm sunshine filtering down through the canopy. The maple leaves had an illuminated, transparent glow of golden quality, with a hint of green. A robin was singing, hopping along the forest floor, and a raven followed, leaping from branch to branch. With a camera in hand and sketchbook in my pocket, I went exploring. Wildflowers blooming and the littlest creatures were out feasting in the forest. I captured a few moments along the way and wanted to share.
Earth laughs in flowers
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
When’s the last time you wandered in the woods?
Did you know a short drive from the bustling scene of downtown awaits a forest in the city for you to enjoy. Whether you go alone for a peaceful moment of solitude or share a stroll with loved ones, there’s always something new to see, the forest invites you to enjoy, nature’s simple pleasures.