Shelter From The Rain

When have you last sought shelter from the rain under a tree in the forest?
Standing there when raindrops are falling on withered leaves and the scent of rain fills and enriches the air you breathe.
I did that a few days ago when the sun and rain in turn were stars on a beautiful March day.

“I remember a hundred lovely lakes, and recall the fragrant breath of pine and fir and cedar and poplar trees. The trail has strung upon it, as upon a thread of silk, opalescent dawns and saffron sunsets. It has given me blessed release from care and worry and the troubled thinking of our modern day. It has been a return to the primitive and the peaceful. Whenever the pressure of our complex city life thins my blood and benumbs my brain, I seek relief in the trail; and when I hear the coyote wailing to the yellow dawn, my cares fall from me – I am happy.”
By Hamlin Garland, McClure’s, February 1899

15 Comments on “Shelter From The Rain

  1. Muchísimas gracias, querida Hanna por la magnífica reflexión acompañada por una fotos muy bellas!
    Un gran abrazo via Air France!!!

    • Dear Barbara. It was absolute amazing to be there.
      Flowers and kisses in return ❤

  2. Your photo is a masterpiece! It’s been many moons since I’ve seen a beauty like this. ⭐ xo

    • Thank you for your encouraging comment, Resa ❤
      It's about being on the right spot at the right time. When I walked towards the lake the sky was a thrill. I love that landscape!!!
      Un abrazo 🙂

  3. Gorgeous, gorgeous picture and what a gem of a quote, Hanna! I share your pleasure in a rainy forest too. It’s a massage of the senses. Thank you. 🙂

    • It was a thrill to be there, Jane. Thanks a lot!!
      Wish you a happy weekend maybe digging up new momentous stories on the Internet or in Australia’s wild nature 🙂 🙂
      All the best,

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