It's what we denied ourselves.   Daily life for the last six years has been planned, researched, practiced, and kept limited.  We kept our nose to the grindstone, and didn't look up. 

I did not find it bothersome until this year.  I liked the ongoing trail we have journeyed, burning off the dross of societies taught ways. 

It's been good and freeing.

We have not reached our ending point.  There are still aspirations to seek out.   And always, much more to learn. 

But now...

Change is coming. Shifting direction?  Possibly.  The Lord's hand has been guiding the doors open and close.  You know it is His hand, as no one else knows the unplanned occurrences aligning.  It is not by chance.  I don't believe that. 

Here are a few photo's of our recent 'spontaneous' early morning hike.

~Sub-Alpine forest looking up~

~October Morning Hike~
The photo doesn't capture the 'aweness' of this forest.

~Mountainside Blueberries and Fog~

~Elevation 5500 feet plus~
~35 degrees F~

~Two Black Tail Does~

Grazing in heavy fog.
We almost did not see them.

~Sooty Grouse~

There were two.

The other was over the hillside to the left, in the tall grass.
They were very calm, not scared of us.

Just maybe...
 they sensed we came in peace.

~Foggy Mountain~

Can you see it?
The landscape peeked in and out at us as we hiked. 

~Atop of Mountain Peak~

Looking down the side of the mountain.
Heavy Fog one side...
 Clear sunshine on the other.

As we sat at the top of the mountain to rest, we ate sliced apples, and homemade trail mix.  We had passed only two people coming down the trail earlier, but not another soul was heard or seen.  It was purely wonderful!   The quietude emitted.  Neither of us spoke for a long time.  I jotted down on a scrap of paper the following words...

Listen.  Hear tranquil. Feel quiet.
My heart's joyful in this land.
Hear the wind in the firs.
Observe deep.
The cool white mist drifts.
No words spoken.
Seek change.
I am ready.

Thank you for stopping by for a visit.

Until next time,

Look for His blessings!

Into your hand I commit my spirit; You have ransomed me, O Lord, God of truth. Psalm 31:5nasb


Brenda@MyBackyardFarmyard said...

I will wait with anticipation to hear about this possible, upcoming change! Beautiful pictures of God's creation!

A Farmstead Pilgrimage... said...

Hi Brenda!

Thank you for stopping by to visit, and for your thoughts.

From what I have experienced thus far from our journey is the direction we are on, may not play out exactly as we thought, (and yep, I knew that, but really amazing to see it happen).

I believe, there are many parts and pieces to our life (that we can't see right now, just 'how' it will all work together) that will be used in the end, perfectly, and for His Glory (if we let it).

Blessings to you!

Mike said...

You are a real pro with a camera...and words.

A Farmstead Pilgrimage... said...

Hi Mike!

Thank you for stopping by, and leaving your kind comment.

Blessings to You!