10/9/08

Love Thursday: I {heart} the Black Hills


I couldn’t have found a better image than this one to represent my recent trip home if I had tried: a heart-shaped leaf, autumn yellow, resting so perfectly on the mossy forest floor. Yes, I love the Black Hills and everything that comes with them! I’m still catching my breath after my trip, but these are a few highlights: short hikes in the aspen-dotted gullies, many meals with family and friends, an engagement party for an old friend, trips to the farmer’s market (I even brought green tomatoes all the way back to Texas), cooking with my sister, laughing at my little nephew, fun with my cousins and relatives, afternoons in the lovely parks taking photos of the flowers before they fade. Trips like this nourish my soul and center me again, reminding me of who I am and of what is important in life.

What nourishes your soul these days?

11 comments:

Letters From Midlife said...

I have enjoyed the pictures from your trip. I think a lot of what I see in nature nourishes my soul. Music also is a source of nourishment.

A Bun Can Dance said...

What a perfect photo to sum up your trip! And I think you had many special moments to store up for the coming months, until you visit again. For me, if I am alone then my nourishment comes from fresh air, countryside and nature. If I am in company, nourishment comes from being with lovely family and friends. Combine the outdoors and those lovely people and I'm in Heaven! Enjoy your lovely memories of your trip. D.

O said...

love the heart-shaped leaf and your wonderful journaling! HLT

ELK said...

love your LT photo
cool nights to sleep with no air conditioning and taking a walk with out the heat speaks to me tight now...I know pretty basic!

Mimi said...

What a beautiful leaf.

I'd say perhaps that reading nourishes my soul. That, and being with my family.

Shawna said...

A day off with family nourishes me, and this crisp air laced with woodsmoke. I couldn't get over how much your photo reminded me of the heart leaf I posted the other day! HLT!

Michelle M. said...

I love that photo!

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Wayfaring Wanderer said...

My trips back home are so different from what you describe. There is nothing leisure about it......I'm always running myself ragged, going here and there. By the time it's over I'm wiped out! Your trip sounds lovely though.

Kyla said...

Love the colors in this photo!

Meadowlark Days said...

I loved hearing about all the different things that nourish your souls - thanks, everyone!

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