A walk in the forest is a wonderful thing. Even in our small town, life gets a little busy and noisy, and a trip to the woods is a welcome escape. We are lucky to live in a timber production area, which means we have close access to acres of trees. The downside is that sometimes we get attached to a specific plot of land, only to visit it and find it has been clearcut. Even so, new life stems from a cleared forest-wildflowers, insects, and berries thrive in the warm sun. Deer and elk spend their days grazing in the newly found grasses and shrubs. Trees are replanted, and if I someday have grandchildren, I will be able to share the growing forest with them.
A summery afternoon in the woods is bliss.