Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Golden Leaves + Sunshine = Soul Happiness

I really wanted to take a walk through the woods today. My girlfriend, not so much. I begged and pleaded and bribed the kids and sorta forced her to walk with me. Her reasons could have something to do with the fact that her youngest is just a year old. And slow.


As we walked and walked, very slowly, my visual focus was mainly on the ground and trail before me. I was looking for pretty leaves. I was hollering at Hugo to slow down and that he was too far ahead. I was also worried about the repercussions of traveling so far away from our trusty kitchen timer with no wipes or anything clean and dry to change into. Then, something caused me to look up and out. My feet stopped. The words I had been speaking were no more. I was completely captured in the beauty of the woods before me. The trees were glowing.




6 comments:

Bobbi said...

What a great post. I could "feel" the moment when you looked up and saw the beauty of the day! Oh yea for you! I noticed that you are LDS, so am I. What a wonderful, small world!

Lizzie Bingham said...

For some reason this post reminded me of Door County and sitting for what seemed like hours in the woods while you posed each of us for pictures on that fallen tree. I should get some copies of those pictures. They're pretty funny.

Richiesliv DÅ och NU said...

Amazing Grace!

Nature really invites & the toddler's too. You got the perfect shot in your SSS...

ENJOY!

Roxi and Ephraim's Family said...

Hugo is awesome!
Ali, you are awesome!

Alissa Nicolau said...

Roxi - You are very sweet!

KristyKay said...

I also had a "glowing" experience one day while I was out walking the dog. It was quite a day!