I love three day weekends! ...well who doesn't right? On Monday, Joe and I got to go visit Jeremy & Corlana, some good friends of ours who live up in Bellingham. We all wanted to get outside and go for a hike. It was the perfect day for it! The day turned out to be lovely and we were all pretty thrilled about getting some sunlight.
Remember, my one little word post from earlier this month? I thought this would be the perfect post to introduce a new mini-series here on the blog - all inspired by my word UNPLUG. As the year goes by, I'd like to share at least one idea or example every month on how to unplug and spend some quality time away from 'the screens'.
Our friends took us to a new trail that they had been wanting to try out. As we drove up to the trailhead, we were rising through the fog as the sunlight was streaming down... it was so surreal and magical. We were a bit obsessed with the sun all day (that happens when you move to the 'wet side'). Harsh sunlight isn't the best for photos but we were too obsessed with the beauty of nature and the sunlight to stop snapping away.
I really, truely believe that nature is the best artist. So many vibrant colors, muted hues, varied textures. From the tiniest pine cone to a giant mountain, everything is perfect, not a detail overlooked. I'm awed by both the vastnest of the wilderness and intericate details of all the living things. And I can't help but to think how wonderful our Creator is!
One thing I love about hiking is just being in the woods. Smelling the fresh air, the scent of pine trees, the quiet stillness all about you, birds singing and the sound a plane buzzing by way overhead. Feeling the warmth of a patch of sunlight on your skin. There's something magical about being away from it all.
Hope you enjoyed this little virtual 'hike' and that it inspires you to get outside, away from the screens and enjoy nature!