My family is pretty outdoorsy; we enjoy hiking, biking, camping, swimming, etc. What better way to clear the mind than to be one with nature. The flora and fauna, the big blue sky, the mountains in the distance, the smells, the sounds of the ocean…these are all gifts to us. We have beauty in our backyard to be cared for and to be appreciated. Not to mention the necessity of scooting back the chair, turning off the computer, stepping outside to get some exercise, and inhaling some fresh air.
This photo was taken years ago at a favorite destination, Samuel P. Taylor State Park. It’s spread out among beautiful redwood groves and is truly magical. Our children were much younger then. Some of you know our daughter graduated from college this year and our son has three years to go. They’re now young adults, however, there is no age limit for this beautiful place. From young to elderly, many enjoy camping here, spending a day of play in the creek after picnicking, or simply enjoying some quiet walks while contemplating life.
In closing, I’ll repeat this quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson, which becomes more profound each day as lives become busier in this progressive world of technology:
“Adopt the pace of Nature; Her secret is Patience.”
I would like to thank Jean at https://socialbridge.wordpress.com/ for tagging me in this fun photo challenge.
Here are the rules for the “Five Photos Five Stories” challenge: “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge.
(Sporadic posting is alright if you’re unable to post each day.)
My third nomination for this challenge is Kim over at https://silentlyheardonce.wordpress.com/.
25 thoughts on “Beauty Beneath the Sky ~ Five Photos/Five Stories 3”
Lovely Photo Lauren, and story to go with it.. Good advice about unplugging the computer and getting out into Nature for some fresh air and exercise.. I Couldn’t agree more.. I hope you had a wonderful time and enjoyed your break in Nature my friend.
Sending Love and Hugs ❤ Sue xxxx
Thanks, Sue! I only wish our vacations could last so much longer and the work week was shorter. 🙂 Sending love and hugs your way, too! ♥ xo
Before you know it Lauren, those days soon emerge. 🙂 as I have found out 😀
Love,y photo and quote Lauren! 😊❤️ Xx
Thanks, Chris! Hope you’re having a good day! ♥ 🙂
Thanks for stopping by!
You are most welcome. 🙂
Sigh* Okay I find time to do this. My muse has been lazy. I am really pulling my words with brute force. You did an excellent job, You always capture the great out doors nicely.
Thanks for your kind words, Kim, and just follow through if you want to, no pressure, my friend…♥
Loved the photo, the quote and the writing. Well done.
Thanks, Tric! I appreciate your comment! 🙂
Many of us could use more nature in our lives.
I agree, Binky! 🙂
Good advice and what a wonderful, happy photo.😁😁 Hope all is going well with your new direction, how exciting.😁 Keep us posted on how school is going ok!😁🐱
Thanks so much, G! All is going well now and I’ll keep you posted. 🙂 ♥
Loved the quote. Patience is a good description. I like the word tranquillity in describing nature too.
It’s a good quote with a great message and tranquility goes very well with nature. Thanks, Ian!
Lauren, another wonderful combination of words and image on a subject very close to my heart. Thanks so much. xx
Thanks so much, Jean, and this one is close to my heart, too. It takes me back in time to those precious memories. ♥
Lovely photo. They grow up when we’re not looking. How wonderful that you have such a beautiful place to enjoy nature so nearby. Hugs.
Thanks, Michelle, and it sounds so cliche, but where has the time gone? This park is only a 15 minute drive away. We actually had our daughter’s graduation party there. She preferred being outdoors instead of celebrating in some fancy “hall.” Wishing you a peaceful Sunday. Hugs back atcha! 🙂
I like your second choice picture Lauren, also the very apt quotation.
I believe those redwood trees are magnificent and grow to a huge size.
Our children do grow fast and yet they never seem to have patience.
My Granddaughter is having her second birthday today and it’s beautiful to hear her talk.
My kindest regards and best wishes for a beautiful day.
Thanks, Ian, and I hope you had a wonderful celebration with your Granddaughter. That age is so precious when their personalities begin to emerge. Have a super Sunday, too! 🙂
Was a fantastic day Lauren