Then we'd hike. It was only about 5 miles but it felt like an eternity to me. Our stay was usually a few days and we'd set up camp by a little lake, using it for water.
I think these trips instilled a love of being outdoors. It's practically trance inducing to hear the wind moving through the tops of pine trees and to smell the sweet air of sugar pines. I love it. There is a different kind of quiet there too.
A few days ago I was sitting in the middle of nowhere next to a pond reading my book and feeling the sun soak into my sweatshirt. It felt like I was being recharged, loved by the wonderful attributes of the planet.
Needless to say, I am quite in love with nature. Intrigued, fascinated and in awe of how it all works together so perfectly.