This was taken one week ago at a state park nearby where we do our shopping. It was a nice quiet wooded trail.
Although I enjoyed the serenity and silence. I remembered that this is the time of year when there may be bears out and about with their cubs, so we had to make a little noise to make sure the mama bears knew we were out there in plenty of time to avoid crossing paths. This land is about 40 miles north of us and a prime bear hunting area in Michigan.
We once followed a truck which had a bear splayed across it’s bed on its way to the DNR tagging station here, and I could not stop crying because the bear looked just like my Sasha laying on there.
Doesn’t this old log look like some prehistoric creature rising up from the marsh?
This is me watching the water come out from the dam nearby.
There is a lot of fish here. We really do not like fish. Except for salmon once in awhile. We used to take our girls fishing when they were kids, but we now only fish on the free fishing weekend in the beginning of June…Just to stay in practice.
This is me last year (on my birthday) fishing from a dock nearby where we live. I didn’t catch anything, but we watched an eagle soaring over the lake for quite awhile. I think it was fishing too. It sure had no competition from me!
There was an eagle that followed overhead while we were on our boat a few years ago. It was also on my birthday, so I believe that God sends me a birthday gift delivered on the wings of an eagle! The gift is joy and serenity wrapped up in hope for another year.
I am filled with gratitude towards my heavenly Father for giving me such gifts!
We will be trading in our silence and solitude for a weekend filled with grandchildren and grand-dogs as we will be dog-sitting tomorrow through Friday, and then will have our three granddaughters, along with our daughter and her boyfriend and his three daughters…yes… you counted right…6 little girls! It will be a blessing and such a change around here for these two old hermits!
Well, I had better go now and fill up on some energy food…something tells me I’m gonna need it!
Oh, and cookies...lots and lots of cookies!