I prefer winter and Fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape — the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show. ~Andrew Wyeth

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Walking by myself

~How I go to the woods~
by Mary Oliver

"Ordinarily, I go to the woods alone,

with not a single friend, for they are all smilers and talkers

 and therefore unsuitable.
 I don’t really want to be witnessed talking to the catbirds

or hugging an old black oak tree.

I have my way of praying, as you no doubt have yours.
 Besides, when I am alone I can become invisible.
If you have ever gone to the woods with me, I must love
you very much.”   
~Mary Oliver~


  1. What a very nice post. I feel closer to our heavenly father when I am outdoors do my walk. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  2. Usually when someone pops in my head regardless of what I'm doing, I consider it a God's whisper telling me to either call, pray or just let them hear from me. I bet you think of loved ones along your walk as well. Peaceful post :)

  3. Hello Connie! My walks are my meditation. It is there where I pray in many forms. These days I treasure my walks with Griffin as I know they will not be forever. It is where I search for things within myself and outside myself....think birds nests! I hope you are well and enjoying these winter days. Take care, :0) k

  4. That's beautiful! Describes how I feel about some places.

  5. love all the moss...and the root structures...
    is it bad to hug a tree? smiles.


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