Strange Skylines . . .
Last month, I spent a lot of time in Fargo/Moorhead where the skyline is quite different from my woodsy one. The flatness of the area, more buildings than trees … are not the normal daily sights for me.
Being in nature keeps me sane and somewhat at peace inside. Therefore, with all the family medical and life stresses taking place while I was there and hours sitting in hospital rooms, I needed to find nature to de-stress more than ever. I went to a nearby river park in search of the peace I find in my woodsy home.
At first glance, I was really disappointed. I could see nothing that was going to be a natural place I could relate to. Dry, browned grass and flowers, a few small trees without leaves, a brown cold rushing river with dead tree trunks floating in it … as well as the sounds of traffic and trains. I could easily picture this park engulfed in water during the Spring floods that take place in Fargo every year. It had the “death” side of Fall look to it. However, like most things in life, you have to take the time to look more closely to find the bright side of things.
“In every walk with nature one receives far more than one seeks.” ~ John Muir
I have never been disappointed when I have taken the time to really look and I wasn’t this time, either.
** My unexpected find in this brown park .. natural words of inspiration (click for larger images)