I headed out just after seven, and didn't get back in until about eight-thirty or so this morning. At first, i intended just to explore a nearby neighbourhood, but I find a path between two houses, and then found myself in this gorgeous green space.
Not having all that much to do today, I decided to follow it as far as it would take me. I found myself in a magical wooded area, with huge tress, and squirrels, and chipmunks, and birds of all kinds. Trilliums were in bloom. The sun came through the trees at an angle, lighting the ground with golden lines and purple shadows. I followed still deeper, happily lost. I stumbled across a woodpecker, tearing apart a stump in search of breakfast. I was not two feet from the bird, and it didn't fly away. I just stood there and watched it, listening to the sounds of the breeze in the trees and birds...
Gods, it was beautiful.
I stayed out longer than I intended to, but was so happily absorbed in this little slice of paradise that I didn't really mind. I did get a bit grumpy when other folks started showing up, though.
Every time I go into a wooded area, I can feel my whole body just... relax. Like it's melting away the stress and aggravation.
I don't think I was meant to be in a city. I'm holding out for a house in the country, on a large plot of land that is mostly forested, with some room for my horses, and a small homestead.
Alright, I have work to do. But first:
30 Day Song Challenge - Day 14
It wouldn't be the worst song to dance to at a wedding... right?
Okay, I have to go.