Check out the teeth markings in the wood. Is that impressive or what!!
It appears as though they were able to bring this one down. I have no idea where their dam is, but I am going to find out this weekend when I go back there.
It's amazing all of the things you can find when you become aware of your surroundings. I used to go to this bike trail a lot a couple of years ago when I was there to walk and not explore. I wanted to track the miles I could conquer not the experiences I could embrace. If I'd have seen this during that time in my life I would have looked at it with mild curiosity and then moved on for it would have slowed down my pace. Now I go to the very same trail to embrace that moment and every wonderful thing it has to offer.
My senses are now enlightened instead of dulled.
- My eyes see the frost on the leaves and the squirrel in the tree
- My ears hear the birds singing and the river running
-My nose smells decaying leaves and crisp, winter air
-My hands feel the roundness of acorns and the harshness of thorns
-My mouth tastes the rain on my tongue and sun ripened berries
Who has time to conquer when one is still. Yes I could have tracked more miles on this cold winter day, but I would rather explore. I am like a child while in the woods seeing everything for the first time. I had forgotten how good it felt to be free of worries, responsibility and everything else adulthood bestows upon us. The woods allow me to temporarily put all of that away even if only for an hour. It feels good to be free.