Monday, October 05, 2009

Monday Inspiration - Fresh air, No Cell Phone


This morning I am wandering into the week with wobbly legs and a yearning to get out of the office. I had the opportunity this weekend to go hiking with my honey both Saturday and Sunday, and that experience was both refreshing and inspiring. For the first part of our outdoor adventure, we journeyed south, out of cell phone range, to Mohican State Park. The above photo is the gorge we explored, seen from above - we journeyed along the bottom, next to the river. This covered bridge was our destination...

photo from OhioBarns.com

We somewhat underestimated the length of our journey, so by the time we made the return trek we were tired and hungry, but very happy.

Throwing caution and exhaustion to the wind, we hit the trails again on Sunday, but this time a bit closer to home. We headed down the road to Wooster Memorial Park, our favorite haunt, where we had a brief photo op with this fellow...

photo courtesy of my hiking companion ;)

The Monarchs look so adorable and magical floating above this meadow...


At this point in our culture we are so used to being indoors, at a desk, in front of a screen, that the simple act of Going Outside can be an inspiration. Here in the Midwest we are gearing up for the cold snowy season, so the more we can enjoy the colorful leaves (which are slow and gorgeous this year), sweet smells and crisp, fresh air, the better.

"I myself am quite absorbed by the delicate yellow, delicate soft green, delicate violet of a ploughed and weeded piece of soil."
– Vincent Van Gogh

2 comments:

The Baklava Queen said...

"At this point in our culture we are so used to being indoors, at a desk, in front of a screen, that the simple act of Going Outside can be an inspiration."

How very true, Jen. And how beautiful the world is, if only we look. Glad you had so much time outside this weekend. I think you were out more than we were, but we did get in a hike around the farm, and I found more hickory nuts, so I can't complain! :-)

Maria-Thérèse afiori.com said...

We've had the first frosty nights here :-/
I love going out and looking for butterflies and I think they have disappeared by now. I thought I saw one yesterday but it was a small, yellow leaf swirling in the air :-/