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I love love love crunching through piles of fallen leaves on trails — the earthy, dusty fragrance more potent with every step. A significant and special sound of autumn.
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But I’m also aware of how much noise I make tromping through the woods. I watch birds jet off above and I hear chipmunks and squirrels and rabbits scurry away further into the forest as I draw closer.
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I wanted to experience what it'd be like in the woods if I wasn't there, so on Monday's hike I took advantage of the mossy section of trail and tiptoed my way down the path, calculating each step and landing carefully on soft patches of spongy green.
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It was so magical existing in the quiet of myself and the business of the woods. I could hear squirrels chattering, woodpeckers knocking, crows yelling. I saw garter snakes slithering about. I found wooly bear caterpillars inching along and millipedes bustling around and under crispy leaves.
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I was even lucky enough to watch three gorgeous white-tailed deer cross my path about 10 yards ahead of me, galloping speedily through openings between trees.
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My heart grew three sizes and I let out a soft laugh in awe. I couldn’t believe my luck and I felt very humbled in that moment, grateful to be alive — to be free and outside.
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I love love love crunching through piles of fallen leaves on trails — the earthy, dusty fragrance more potent with every step. A significant and special sound of autumn. . But I’m also aware of how much noise I make tromping through the woods. I watch birds jet off above and I hear chipmunks and squirrels and rabbits scurry away further into the forest as I draw closer. . I wanted to experience what it'd be like in the woods if I wasn't there, so on Monday's hike I took advantage of the mossy section of trail and tiptoed my way down the path, calculating each step and landing carefully on soft patches of spongy green. . It was so magical existing in the quiet of myself and the business of the woods. I could hear squirrels chattering, woodpeckers knocking, crows yelling. I saw garter snakes slithering about. I found wooly bear caterpillars inching along and millipedes bustling around and under crispy leaves. . I was even lucky enough to watch three gorgeous white-tailed deer cross my path about 10 yards ahead of me, galloping speedily through openings between trees. . My heart grew three sizes and I let out a soft laugh in awe. I couldn’t believe my luck and I felt very humbled in that moment, grateful to be alive — to be free and outside. . . . #couchpotatointhewild  #naturedude  #mindfulness  #heartfulness  #hiking  #exploretocreate  #OnlyinMN  #threeriversparks  #minnstagrammers  #capturemn  #whpcolor  #whpseasons  #getoutstayout  #wildchild  #wildernessculture 

1 Comments:

  1. wanderfullsarah

    Being silent in nature affords so many opportunities to observe life’s little miracles! :)

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