The clouds lifted and the sun is shining brightly this morning. I decided to hike up West Mountain and celebrate the rain fed Forest. I head up the Canyon Trail and connect with the beautiful Oak Trail. A flash of yellow touches my cheek and I turn to track its flight. In the distance a beautiful Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly lands on a pretty green leaf.
Hiking in the lovely Forest with Sunlight glimmering through the leaves I can hear sweet bird song. It is a wonderful sight to see an adult Tufted Titmouse teaching it’s chick how to fly from branch to branch. There is sweet joy to see the beautiful relationship between a parent and child.
When I reach the West Mountain Trail I spot a pretty Yellow Moth on a Yellow Leaf. The color combination is striking, Nature paints with amazing color and textures. The warmth of the sun is warming the earth and plants creating a beautiful fragrance in the Forest. As I hike all my blessing fill my heart, the Love I share with Rick, our friends and a home surrounded by a National Park filed with Nature’s wonders.
When I reach the top of West Mountain I can hear lovely bird song. In a Tree ahead of me I can see a tiny bird singing and feeding. It is either a vireo or warbler, I am still working on identifying the many birds I see. It suddenly flies off as a runner comes out of the Forest on the Sunset Trail. I wonder how much he missed and crushed as he ran along the Mountain ridge.
I continue my hike along the West Mountain Top Trail and over to the West Mountain Loop. I love the new Fungi that appears after rain has fallen. As I reach the Canyon Trail I spot a lovely heart shaped False Turkey Tail Fungi. I move quietly along the trail and feel at peace with my life. I cannot wait to show my husband Rick the photos I took today.
Make it a special day and get outdoors!