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Comfort for the Soul: Photoblog

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Today I had what I can only describe as the perfect ride...
It wasn't the longest
or the fastest
the sun wasn't even shining
but it was comfort for the soul in every way

The picture above is me starting out - cloudy day but happy to get out of work in time to still enjoy some time outside.
Shortly after a light rain started and suddenly I noticed it...
the air was thick, heavy, full of the smell of wildflowers along the trail
it was completely impossible to ignore...even my music was distracting me from this aromatic heaven and I removed them so I could just focus on deep breaths of meadowsweet and honeysuckle

Earphones now off, I listened to the rain falling through the trees, slipping from leaf to leaf like a soft symphony, then noticed a louder sound further off the trail. I left my bike and ventured into the woods to find a lovely unmarked falls

Pretty amazing right...just 100 feet off the trail, was this perfect mossy glen. And to honest, the sound of the water falling over rock combined with the warmth of summer and the smell of the wildflowers almost made me giddy
You can't always get what you want...but you get what you need
and I needed this...

The rest of the 20 mile ride, I stopped whenever I saw something pretty and it is amazing how many flora and fauna I saw....

Taking these pics lifted my spirits every bit as much as the 20 mile ride.
Grateful for this beautiful world we live in...

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
RUDITUDI2000 6/8/2014 12:34AM

    Absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing the photos and your experience! Sounds like an amazing ride, and so much more....

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RENZRYD 6/5/2014 1:06PM

    20 miles, awesome! That is so awesome with the turtle.

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ARUNNINGKAT 6/5/2014 12:34PM

    What a beautiful ride you have given us a glimpse of! That would definitely be good for the soul!

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SBHPATRICK 6/5/2014 11:26AM

    So lovely!

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BEEBEA 6/5/2014 10:31AM

    Wonderful! I don't bike, but I have walks like this sometimes. You feel like you are the first person on earth. Thanks for sharing!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 6/5/2014 10:26AM

    These are great pictures, thanks for sharing! I"m glad you found some peace on this ride. emoticon

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    OMG Absolutely beautiful. These pictures could be poster pics - I LOVE Falls! Water is my soul comfort - falls, oceans, etc...

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FITMARY 6/5/2014 7:37AM

    Wow, you live in a beautiful place. And you are right: we all live in beautiful places. We just have to notice the beauty!

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ISLAMOM 6/5/2014 7:32AM

    Wow!! amazingly beautiful...your blog and the photos! xoxo

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NUOVAELLE 6/5/2014 3:21AM

    Your blog was comfort for my soul this morning. I loved the waterfall and the close shot of the turtle!
Sometimes it's not the miles that count or the pace. It's what you get along the way. Just like life. Not about the destination but about the journey.
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DALID414 6/5/2014 2:29AM

    So many pretty things! Love the waterfall! Lucky girl.

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MCFITZ2 6/5/2014 1:43AM

    Wonderful ride and photos. emoticon

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PRETTYPITHY 6/5/2014 12:58AM

    This is gorgeous! Biking is your meditation -- when you get in that flow, you can go deeper, look closer, see that things we ordinarily miss in the whir or every day life. So glad you have this wonderful outlet for your mind, body and soul! emoticon

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