Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A walk in the woods

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.
-Henry David Thoreau


Greg's parents have a cottage on 20 acres nearby to our log cabin. The setting is so beautiful filled with so many old trees. One cool morning, the four of us along with Scout went on a hike.






Here's Greg's dad leading the way. He wins the prize for being the fastest walker.





I did notice one thing. Greg and his dad walk alike.





I loved this photo of Greg's dad in the middle of the valley, breathing in the fresh clean air and enjoying the moment.


I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
-Henry David Thoreau

23 comments:

Mildred said...

I'm happy to see you post Shelley. I've missed you! What a lovely place for a cottage. I know you all enjoyed being out on a beautiful day. Give a hug to Scout for me.

Daisy said...

Shelley, this looks like a lovely, peaceful spot. Must have been a wonderful place for a walk.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What beautiful woods. I love the Thoreau quote too.
Hugs,
Penny

Lillie Mae Acres said...

Such a beautiful post, pics, and poem. I love nature and all it has to offer.
We have 6 acres of land and have only cleared what is needed. Any amount of beautiful land rather a lot or a little should be valued as gold. IMO
Thank you for this post.

Lisa said...

Beautiful scenery in the woods and always so peaceful to take a walk in them.

itsJUSTme said...

Wow, that's gorgeous! Wish I could be there with you. We haven't been up to our cabin in a long time. No time with Glen being gone all the time. I've missed you! Hope all is well. Today is my daughter's birthday! So come by my blog and visit.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I imagine this is a heavenly location to visit!!!

April said...

Looks like the kind of place you could just lose yourself in! Aahh!!!

Just a little something from Judy said...

It is so good to be back at the cabins again. The woods and these pictures create a peaceful feeling in my heart. How special that you have two cabins to visit. Beautiful pictures. Hope school is going well for you.

Calming Scents said...

Beautiful and nothing like it! I hope your daily life is going well...I've missed your posts also..and I even miss posting myself.

Rural Rambler said...

Beautiful Shelley! I love the 2nd Thoreau quote. CH walks, and looks just like his Dad from the back.

grammy said...

That quote goes great with that last picture (o:
So green and pretty there... we are pretty dry here.

Constance said...

So peaceful and relaxing! Of course I AM jealous you know, we still are hitting 90 degrees down here and I see your men folk in sweat pants!!

Dave and I are headed to Banff and Jasper on Saturday for 10 days of hiking and fun. I have to dig out some of my warmer clothes since they're buried deep in my closet.

It'll be nice to have the Fall experience with a chill in the air and a fire burning inside the Lodge!
Connie

joated said...

A slow, deliberate walk in the woods can be a wonderful opportunity to clear the cobwebs out of your mind.

Powell River Books said...

Thoreau sure knew the pleasures of the bush. - Margy

George said...

This looks like a fabulous place for a walk -- and for a cabin.

Star said...

Beeeeeutiful woods, just wonderful. I can smell the fresh air from here! Welcome back!
Blessings, Star

NCmountainwoman said...

What a marvelous place to wander. It must be so peaceful there.

The Retired One said...

Loved the quotes along with the photos!!!

Monica@The White Bench said...

Precious! I know I will cherish my parents' pictures when I will be far away!
It looks like I missed some of your latest posts :((
Hugs to Scout and you.
Monicax.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Those are beautiful photos Shelley, and I love the quotes that go with them. They are so fitting. I'd love to take a walk in the woods in that beautiful setting.
Blessings,
Marcia

Powell River Books said...

Looks relaxing. Everything is still nice and green. Our trees are just starting to turn. - Margy

jacqui said...

LOVE the thoreau quotes! I can never get enough of those.