The sky was a little overcast, but the temperature was perfect for a hike in the Reelfoot Wildlife Refuge. Along the way, signs of spring were intermingled with the leaves of the past autumn. The sound of birds chirping and an owl hooting could be heard in the distance. As we passed a stranger on the path, his greeting summed up my feelings perfectly — “It doesn’t get much better than this!” No, it certainly doesn’t. 🙂
“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.” ~Unknown
I always enjoy taking a peaceful stroll in the woods. Even on gray days, when there is little else to see, a variety of interesting fungi can be spotted along the trail.
“Leave the beaten track occasionally and dive into the woods. You will be certain to find something you have never seen before.” ~Alexander Graham Bell
I enjoy walking the trails around Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge and seeing the plant and animal life there. The woods are filled with the sound of the leaves rustling in the trees and birds calling back and forth to each other. My favorite forest sound is that of a loud barred owl resonating somewhere off in the distance.
“I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.” ~Henry David Thoreau
“In nature, light creates the color. In the picture, color creates the light.” ~Hans Hofmann
“I have never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.” ~Henry David Thoreau