Yesterday was a beautiful day, it was in the mid 70’s and the humidity was low. So I decided that I was going to take some pictures while we were out hiking, it has been sometime since I’ve fed my love of photography.
First we went to the Gettysburg battlefield; we went back on a trail behind devils den. This is a trail we had already done but I never had my camera. I enjoy this trail for two reasons. One, it is far enough of the beaten path that most people don’t even know it’s there. Two, I feel a lot of energy in the area of the battlefield which is both Native American and solders. There have been times that I get a little overwhelmed in this area, and I simply as the spirits to leave me. That I am sorry that this happened to them but I am unable to help them at this time. This is often an effective way to get them to leave me alone without being rude. I have to say that I was pretty obsessed with the sky yesterday, there were no chem trails! This almost never happens so I was so delighted and took a bunch of pictures of the beautiful blue sky. Here are some pictures that I took yesterday.
After the trail had come to an end we decided to go to the Michaux State Forest. This is one of my absolute favorite forests in the area. There is something magical about this place that draws me back. On this return to the forest we decided to try a different hiking trail. We saw on the map that there was an overlook, so we decided to do that trial. I am a sucker for a beautiful overlook, even if the way up to the overlook is not so easy. This trail was far easier than I thought it would be, it only took us about a half and hour’s time to reach the summit. Which was a real treat, again I have to state that there were no chem trails!! So it added another layer of beauty to the view. We continued on, and as we did so it became more and more difficult for me to navigate. There were more and more rocks to climb around and in between, then the trail went straight up the mountain. This is when Norman (my dog) and I stopped and my husband pressed on. While we were alone, we sat down on a rock and just felt nature. This is an area of the forest where there is no cell service; there are few hikers so it is just you and mother. I thanked her and all the elements for everything they give us. I asked to connect to her, so that she can allow me to feel all her love. If this is something that you have never done, I would highly suggest it. Mother earth’s energy is pretty wonderful; it’s so pure and loving. She will ground you and send you love at the same time. When I felt I was ready to discounted, I asked her to do so. I thanked her again and just sat in the peacefulness of the mountain. Soon after my exchange with mother my husband had returned, and we descended down the mountain. Here are some pictures that I took here….
If you haven’t been out to enjoy all the nature has to offer, I highly suggest that you do. It is a great way to unwind, relax and just overall great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday living. Get away from the television, the computer, get your face out of your phone and go outside! Everything seems so insignificant while out in nature because it is. Money problems, stress, and worry all mean nothing.We belong in nature, we are connected to the earth and the earth energy that surrounds all of us.
Nature is simple, and the energy it gives is simple. The trees, wind, sunshine, even the rain all have a message for us. To send positive vibes out into the universe but most importantly to radiate love from every part of ourselves. Just smile, love and be happy.