"I meant to do my work today...." No, let me begin again. I should do my work today, but that's not what I am doing. All of that business is out the window, and I am out the door. The leaves are falling so there's not a moment to spare.
Millie and I took a longer than normal walk around the backwoods' trails this morning, and, as much as my faithful companion loved it, I think I loved it more, so I am documenting it here.
One of my favorite quotes of Thoreau seems pertinent here.
"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived...
I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to route all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms..."
So, that's why I went..." to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life." Well, today is a perfect day to do just that. In just a bit, Millie and I are going to catch up our trusty steed, fuel her up, and head out again. Millie will probably refuse to ride as she usually does, but I'll not be going far and will drive slowly. But first, here are a few more phone shots from our morning walk.
We did not do something so foolish as to climb down this boulder-strewn steep hillside. I have been here and done that before, and vowed, then, to never do it again.
In the back of my mind, and I am sure in Millie's too, was our recent encounter with the wild dogs, which I am now calling them. Where might they be holed up for the day, awaiting the setting of the sun?
And then.... just off the trail was this. I actually thought bear at first. But, ha ha, the joke was on me when I realized it was nothing but an old half rotten log.
The trees are tall in this part of the woods, so the pretty leaves were taking their time floating to the ground. I made a little video of leaves falling all around us, but not having YouTube, I can't post it here.
So, we are out of here. Take care, everyone.
Until next time,