Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Junior Youth Retreat, part 3,
My Personal Nature Hike

During my church's junior youth retreat this past weekend, I managed to find twenty five minutes to go on a short nature hike by myself. I was amazed with the serenity of nature during that short walk. I will let the pictures speak for themselves. They are presented in the order experienced.







13 comments:

mreddie said...

Great photos - especially the one with the shaft of light down through the trees. The newts (?) were good as well. This type setting and quietness can really recharge batteries - physical, emotional or spiritual. ec

Cergie said...

Yes, I aggree with mreddie; the one I prefer is showing this "shaft of light". You're alone maybe when walking, so you've time and opportunity to catch beautiful views, nobody to tell you: oh ! tim, come on ! Beautiful macaon too.

Ed Abbey said...

I just went on a nature hike without leaving my computer! Those were excellent pictures! I can't wait for my work day to end now. Only nine more hours to go.

samrina said...

Lovely pics, loved it :)

Takecare

Tim Rice said...

Thanks, mreddie. You're so right about this type of atmosphere recharging one's batteries.

Thanks, cergie. Yes, there are virtues to being out alone on a nature walk.

Hi, ed abbey. Glad I could be of such service. :)

Thanks, samrina. Glad you enjoyed it.

Trailady said...

You have such an eye for color, texture and lighting. Great work!!

Tim Rice said...

Thanks, trailady. It is good to receive encouragement in what one does.

Nabeel said...

i love the third picture .. one can see the sun rays :)

Tim Rice said...

Thanks, nabeel. I think that is the favorite of many. It is a very pretty picture.

Ginnie said...

That shaft of sun IS the favorite, of course, but I also love any path in the woods, so that first one speaks to me as well. And of course, what a great butterfly pic. We love seeing nature through your eyes, Tim. I can just imagine what the inside core of your soul looks like!

fairyesque-scandal said...

Oh Tim, stunning images! Of course, the one with the shaft of light took my breathe away. Gorgeous work, as always ^_^

Crystal said...

I love that butterfly, absolutely gorgeous!

Tim Rice said...

Thanks, ginnie. The trail picture with the shaft of light it seems is a favorite of many.

Hi, fairyesque-scandal. Thanks for coming by and I'm glad I had some photos that you enjoyed.

Hi, crystal. Butterflies are neat and the blossoms were beautiful. Glad you enjoyed it.