Autumn Glory at Moss Valley

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“Reading about nature is fine,

but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully,

he can learn more than what is in books,

for they speak with the voice of God.”

George Washington Carver

Images: Autumn Glory at Moss Valley, North Wales

Magical Moss Valley

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“I want to be magic.

I want to touch the heart of the world and make it smile.

I want to be a friend of elves and live in a tree.  Or under a hill.

I want to marry a moonbeam and hear the stars sing.

I don’t want to pretend at magic anymore.

I want to be magic.”

Charles de Lint

Images:  Moss Valley, Wrexham, North Wales  November 2016

Onwards and Upwards

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“Nature is ever at work building and pulling down,

creating and destroying,

keeping everything whirling and flowing,

allowing no rest but in rhythmical motion,

chasing everything in endless song

out of one beautiful form into another.”

John Muir

Meditation on Water

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“The sound of water says what I think.”
Zhuangzi

Zhuang Zhou, often known as Zhuangzi (“Master Zhuang”), was an influential Chinese philosopher and Taoist thinker who lived around the 4th century BC.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhuang_Zhou

Image: The Weir at Moss Valley, Wrexham, N Wales.

This Moment Is Your Life

IMG_3091IMG_3089IMG_3043IMG_3016IMG_3014 “Be happy for this moment.

This moment is your life.”

Omar Khayyam

 Walking in the Bluebell Woods at Moss Valley, Wrexham, North Wales.  

May 2016.

The Enchanted Woods

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Walking in nature brings me into the present moment. I have no thoughts of past or future, no worries or anxieties. I slip into a state of mindfulness, fully present in the moment. I become aware of my surroundings. Everything seems bright and beautiful and so alive.  I sit on a bench and immerse myself in this awesome place.

I feel the earth beneath my feet and I kneel to observe more closely the profusion of wild flowers growing in the woods. I watch as they lift up their pretty heads to the sun, sighing in sweet ecstasy.  I sigh too.  Their simple pleasure is contagious.

I have come to love this solitude and communion with nature. My heart sings and my spirit dances with delight. I am a little child again.

“Keep close to Nature’s heart…

and break clear away, once in a while,

and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.

Wash your spirit clean.”

John Muir

Photos:  The Bluebell Woods at Moss Valley, North Wales.