A Walk Amongst the Trees

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As I journey down the path, towards the trees, I feel the energy of Mother Earth beneath my feet. The sun’s rays radiate across my pink cheeks, warming them with her touch.

As I breathe deeply, the aroma of a nearby campfire floats among the autumn breeze.

The crisp leaves hang from the trees, holding on for just a bit more, to dance in the sun’s glow. Their brothers and sisters have already released their grip and blanket the Earth, soon to become nutrients for new life in the Spring

As the forest thickens, the glistening beams of light become sparse. The wind can no longer reach my chilled face and darkness briskly approaches.

I was once frightened of the dark, for it conjured up visions of unrest, leaving my heart pounding in my chest and my pulse racing.

As I stand, surrounded by stoic soldiers of the woods, the last beacon of light dissipates. Only shadows remain, illuminated by the lingering light that dims all too quickly.

At this very moment, I could allow my head to supersede reality, for I sense my insecurities knocking ever so gently… tap… tap… tap…

But, as I peer over my shoulder, I shift my sites overhead to the glorious moon.  Her beams embrace the stars and caress the night sky, ever so gently.

She blankets me with peace and contentment. Her light radiates across my face and for a moment, presents visions of fire flies, from warm summer evenings, magically dancing throughout the sky.

Alas, it is time to return…

As I journey down the path, amongst the darkened trees, the forest opens up once again. The night sky brightens and the stars twinkle in my presence.

I pause for a moment and turn, gazing towards the silence of the trees.

I breathe deeply, closing my eyes.

I no longer fear the depths of the night….

I embrace her mystery,

For my soul has found peace.

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…



7 Days, 7 Photos Challenge – Day 4

“Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day”. 


Today, I would like to challenge the gardener, teacher and mom extraordinaire Sophie from https://oldhouseintheshires.com/about/

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…


Nature’s Collage

Collage – Photo Challenge

Mother Nature is filled with beautiful collage displays!  The following “collages” are from my recent hiking and kayaking trip in Copper Harbor, Michigan.

Flowing Water, Moss and Stone
Nature’s Collection
Pebble Collage
Nature’s Embrace
A Little Bit of Everything
Roots and Rock
Sunset Field Collage

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…