Mark Twain

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do ...
Explore. Dream. Discover." Mark Twain

Monday, September 17, 2012

Hiking with friends and nature

The secret to a rich life
 is to have more beginnings
 than endings.
Dave Weinbaum

Today was the first hike of knitting friends.
  We met for a walk at Middle Patuxent Environmental Area in Howard County, Maryland.
  The day was wonderfully cool, with bright sun and deep shaded and tons of green
 ... all provided by Mother Nature.

Walking in the woods was something my husband and I really enjoyed doing years ago.
  We had gotten away from it as his eye sight began to fail.
  But I always missed those hiking vacations.

Following a path that sometimes was wide,
 and sometimes was narrow ... 
sometimes was steep and sometimes was flat ... 
arriving at a fork in the woods
 and trying to decide the best way to go ... 

Being grateful for a path marker that confirms - 
Yes, this is the path we expect you to be on!!
Good Job!!

And there are always choices when you come to the fork in the woods.
  Sometimes those choices are confusing ... 
like that blue arrow that is pointing to the sky!  

Having sharing time with friends who enjoy the same beautiful surroundings,
 who want a little bit of adventure,
 who are curious to also see what is around the next bend ...

That is what I did today.  

I will admit my legs from the knees down are a bit tired,
 but my spirit is smiling broadly.
  Nature and friends ... an unbeatable combination.


  1. Looks like a great place to walk. We are so lucky to live around here where there are so many places to walk. : )

  2. What a great hike! Isn't this weather great!

  3. We used to love walking the different areas of the Patuxent when we lived in Columbia. So lush and gorgeous!


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