Funny, on one of the most relaxing days I can remember in a long time, I found this on a favorite blog I frequent.
A Beautiful Ripple Effect – Carolyn Rubenstein Blog Journey
So today was a glorious free afternoon that I spent in my way of relaxing: hiking for several hours, with no worry about coming back at a certain time. Golden sunshine, light breeze. It was as though fall was on pause for one long last glorious day of summer. Only six other people on the trail, one a co-worker (that’s the great thing about a small town), all intent on grasping this fleeting afternoon.
As a side note, in searching for images to top this post with, I came across the marvelous work of Jake Case, with a Flickr Photostream account, to whom belongs my admiration: you captured most of the wonder of my day… the rest was up to me.
So returning to Carolyn’s post, I had forgotten how a solitary walk could boost my mood, provide gorgeous mental material for reflection, and even challenge me to a hiking haiku! Thanks to Carolyn, for reminding me to record, to list, to honor the moments that bring me joyful relaxation.
Yellowing ferns, touched by October afternoon sunlight:
Titania’s forgotten lace.