289: More from Shenk’s Ferry Wildflower Preserve

I dream of hiking into my old age.  I want to be able even then to pack my load and take off slowly but steadily along the trail.

~ Marlyn Doan

The sole criteria is to walk with the senses, with hands that feel, ears that hear, and eyes that see.

~ Robert Browne

We have invented exercise, recreation, pleasure, amusement, and the rest.  But recreation, pleasure, amusement, fun, and all the rest are poor substitutes for joy; and joy, I am convinced, has its roots in something from which civilization tends to cut us off.  Some awareness of the world outside of man must exist if one is to experience the happiness and solace which some of us find in an awareness of nature and in our love for her manifestations.

~ Joseph Wood Krutch, U.S. literary naturalist, 1893-1970

We go back to nature every time we take a deep breath and stop worrying.

~ Bliss Carmen

I’m not sure what we’re doing today.  We didn’t plan ahead for Saturday other than making the decision to wing it.  I’ll be back tomorrow, either with another scheduled post or live and in person if we arrive home before the scheduled post goes out.  I hope your weekend is going well.  🙂

Shadows of leaves on leaves

Standing in the light

21 Comments on “289: More from Shenk’s Ferry Wildflower Preserve”

  1. Eden says:

    What lovely lighting on those paths 🙂

  2. […] of the blogs I follow closely is Robin at Life in the Bogs and today she had this quote at the beginning of the post.  While I don’t hike any distance […]

  3. lynnekovan says:

    I think I am in my old age, and I don’t dream of hiking…. I DO it! With all the time in the world now. Lovely pictures.

  4. Kathy says:

    The path looks so inviting. Would that all our paths in life look so inviting and beautiful…

  5. mimo khair says:

    beautiful green paths! I love these shots!

  6. Marcie says:

    What a magical place and space. Gorgeous light!

  7. Christine Grote says:

    I don’t know how you take such beautiful pictures.

    • Robin says:

      Tons of practice, Christine. And my camera. I think it has a kind of life of its own. At least it seems the way when I look at some of the photos.

  8. Anna says:

    What gorgeous photos… how you treated them and made them magical! I love the quotes that go with, and I am buggy about quotes. LOL I just love the trail photos… beautiful and leads the mind to wander. 🙂

  9. You saved the best for last… love it!

  10. Love the shadows of leaves over the larger green leaf–excellent and the last photo with the light coming through it–superb!

  11. eof737 says:

    Beautiful pathway and flowers… 🙂
    Again, I’m catching up on blog comments after another long 4 day yoga retreat in Boston… I got back Thursday night to over a thousand emails. Will begin a marathon commenting effort shortly! TY! 🙂

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