It was not on public lands.
It was private and inaccessible.
They knew about such secret places.
They had explored them.
I doubt that rumors of a man with a gun protecting the place would have kept them out.
I just wish I could ask them about it.
Jim and I did not know what to expect when we set out for our adventure.
hoped rain would not end our hike.
I was so excited to finally get out and do a hike with my man and my dog.
It is a reminder that while the soil may seem unfriendly,
it may appear as if nothing will grow in such circumstances,
there are examples all through nature that show us
that environment is not the only predictor of growth or of survival.
Life springs forth under the worst of circumstances.
I love the lessons of nature.
you give us much to celebrate.
I love this place, the place of my birth.
I'm so grateful to have this beauty just a few short miles from my home.
The hike ends with a reflection.
We have found a new place to explore and enjoy.
We will be back.
Jim and Boston posed for one final photo,
while I counted these two among the blessings of my day.