To find the universal elements enough;
To find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter… to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring – these are some of the rewards of the simple life. ~John Burroughs
A beautiful spring day after a very long winter – is more than enough.
I was privileged to have yet another pleasant day of adventuring in the New River Gorge. The temps were warm; the air was fresh; the birds were singing. It felt good to be hiking without thermal undies and ‘toasty toes’.
I had been waiting for the forest to come alive after a long winters slumber; to see the buried treasures that lie beneath the snow. These fragile beauties brighten up the even the darkest of canyons.
Along Little Stony Creek it was difficult taking a step without crushing these smiling faces. Many varieties witnessed this day; many more waiting to emerge.