Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.
John Muir

I live in a sprawling suburb outside of Phoenix. We need to get in the car in order to go shopping. I wish I could walk to a farmer’s market, but suburbs weren’t made for walking.

Once in awhile, my family goes out to the protected county park adjacent to our neighborhood. We hike the trails and talk and laugh. The outing is relaxing and refreshing both physically and mentally.

My favorite places to be out:


Where do you go?





5 thoughts on “Nature

  1. I’m a westerner living in the mountains in Tennessee. I live in a subdivision one mile out from the city limits of a small town. Behind my house is a wooded area that, I’m sure, belongs to someone, although I don’t know who. I probably wouldn’t venture in there anyway because of all the cobwebs. [I miss the openness of the west.] I don’t go to the state park just seven miles from my house either. It’s full of areas that have swings and jungle gyms. I do spend time in my front yard with the four stray cats that feed at my deck door. It’s nice to just sit there and watch the world go by.


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