Category Archives: The Great Outdoors

I Wish…

First posted here.

I wish to go to this happy place where the breeze is cool and the waters, warm and inviting. I wish to see the setting sun, splendid in different hues. During sunset, who knew that orange and purple could be a perfect color combination?

My son once said to me that people should not say “I wish” because it sounds so much better if people say “I hope” Why? Not only is there an anticipation but an effort to make that hope come true, more than just wishing something to happen.

Canopy of Leaves

First posted here.

Under the canopy of lush green leaves, we can find solace from the din of a chaotic urban decay. Here, pollution is not apparent. The songs of the birds are melodies that seem to clear the mind. The breeze that cools the warmth from the heat of the sun is a welcome relief. To rest under these trees is not just for the body but for the mind as well.

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” ~John Lubbock