It’s too darn hot! … Seems like it was just yesterday I was thinking that. Now my mantra is “I’m ready for spring”. It reminds me of something my mother tried to impart on me. “Don’t wish your life away”. At the time I couldn’t (or wouldn’t) grasp the message she was trying to convey to me. In my youth I felt I had all the time in the world. Now I understand she was trying to teach me the trait of patience. I’m still struggling with that one. It hasn’t become second nature yet – I still have hope. I have to make a conscious effort to step back to admire and appreciate the beauty of the people and splendor of nature around me. In that fleeting state of ‘consciousness’ I decided to take advantage of the cool and sunny afternoon and take a stroll through the woods at Happy Rock park in Gladstone.
It was evident that nature was taking its cue from the brisk evenings and cool days and has begun to put on its winter attire. The drought may have taken its toll on the vibrant colors of changing leaves. Many were dropped early as an attempt to survive without moisture. We still may see some color as there still are many vibrant green leaves in the canopy.
I’m determined to continue my resolve to get out and experience the beauty of all the seasons as they come and enjoy its beauty. I’m planning my next excursion right now in my recliner with a sweater on……hey, can you turn the thermostat up a little?