out walking

So I'm back home in Zion for the next 5 weeks. I guess no matter where my life takes me I will always consider this place to be my home town. I've been away for a long time, it's strange and yet comforting to retrace paths from childhood, especially some of my favorite play places.

Yesterday I enjoyed a long walk with Maxine our family dog. The summer weather was so inviting and without even realizing it, we walked for 2 1/2 hours. The birds were singing, and I could hear the frogs, and there were deer walking through the tall grasses. I have walked this stretch of land so many times but for some reason the forest seemed so much more alive.

Here are a few pictures from the afternoon. You can see the rest of them on my flickr page. Nature is beautiful isn't it? I find it inspiring. It is rustic and beautiful, perfect and struggling and changing and blooming and growing. Such is life.










Anonymous said...

Fun pics, April! Brings back memories seeing the lakefront. Makes me wanna walk down there and take pics myself!

Luz said...

those are really beautiful pictures, april! can't wait to see it in real life!

Jen said...

Those are beautiful. And so are you. I had a great time with you these last couple of days.

MK said...

that is one wet doggy.