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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Trail Blogging!

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The trailhead
Beautiful meadow with soft grasses
Bud waiting for me
Blueberries everywhere!
Raspberries too!
Back on the trail
Bud finds some Birdsfoot Trefoil
Milkweed blooms
A delicate pink bloom along the road home
More pictures of the meadow

It was a great hike, but it was nice coming home to the air conditioning. Why is it that my neighbors always wanna stop me to chat when I am walking home from a hike...all sweaty and tired? Bud doesn't seem to mind though...He is much more sociable when he is all worn out, LOL!

Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 
Matthew 6:26

~Blessings & Love~ Never Forsaken


Jane said...

What a nice place to hike, Lisa! My husband and I walk six miles every day, but in our little village we have run out of new places to walk. Hope the neighbors don't think we're stalking them!

Anyway, look at all those blueberries! Now that's where I'd like to hike!

Susie Swanson said...

You have a nice place to take a hike. I wish I could do that here. Love those juicy berries. Those neighbors probably watch for you to come their way.Blessings.

Never Forsaken said...

Hi Jane,

Walking is the best exercise as long as you are able. There was a time when my back was so bad that I could not often walk at all...Praising God that I am no longer that bad now.
My hubby and I walk through the nearby towns quite often...I wish we lived in one (Clare)...I would walk it everyday!
The blueberries are growing in full sun, and are very sweet in that meadow.

Never Forsaken said...

Hi Susie,

I wish I could take all of my friends on a hike with me...But I guess I can when I blog about it on here.

I also wish the neighbors would stop me on the way to the trails, not back from them! ;)
~God bless~

Denise said...

lovely trail, would love to walk with you my friend.

Denise said...

Hi my friend! :)

Love all these pictures; what lovely surroundings you have for hiking. About the best I can do here is find a pretty trail and walk along the river belt-ha!

I hope you are enjoying your summer; miss chatting with you!

Blessings and bunches of hugs,

m. said...

The joy of been surrounded by the beauty of Our Creator always lifts our spirits and gives us a well sense of thankfulness. Thank you for sharing it with me Lisa... m.

Brenda said...

Hi Lisa,
What lovely pics and what a great couple of days you seem to have had. There is so much food provided in the wild that we can see that God made provision for every creature He created. I love the masses of beautiful blackberries that come every year just over our back garden wall in a field. Perhaps the neighbour thing is for Buddy's benefit, to get lots of pats and cuddles.

Jedidja said...

Why a weapon? What a beautiful place. Blueberries are not ripe here. If we pick them, we dress well. For the protection because there are a lot of small creatures that are dangerous and causing Lyme disease.

Such een beautiful pictures! Thanks.

Never Forsaken said...

hi Denise,
I would love to walk around with you too...especially through your beautiful city.
~Blessings and love, Lisa~

Never Forsaken said...

Hi Denise,
Sorry I have been neglecting my email lately...I miss our chats too!
Summer has been good here...Thanking the Lord for no drought this year!
I like to walk anywhere...along a riverbed is nice, as is a city or small town. The forest is not always the best choice to walk...but it is better than a treadmill, LOL!
~Blessings and ((hugs))~ Lisa

Never Forsaken said...

Hi Maria,

Yes, it is always a mood booster to get out into the forest where you see only God's handiwork! Puts things into a better perspective sometimes.
~God bless~ Lisa

Never Forsaken said...

Hi Brenda,

It gives a sense of security to see how God provides for all His own.
(If only we have faith).
I am trying to get Buddy accustomed to seeing more people. We do not get many visitors at our home, so it is good whenever he meets folks while on a walk...He is calming down quite nicely whenever someone wants to pet him; he used to get over excited and try to smother people with kisses. He is a big dog, so he can't be throwing himself at them, LOL!

Never Forsaken said...

Hi Jedidja,

The weapon is only for security and as a last resort. With a dog around most animals that would pose a threat stay away, but there have been more sightings and evidence of large cats in the area, and they are not easily intimidated, and have been known to attack.
My grandmother encountered bobcats on her farm many years ago, and Jeff's brother had one pounce on him from a tree branch overhead one time. There are sometimes ferril dogs in the wild as well...I had a friend who had a problemm with them not far from here...they attacked her cow.
It is better to have some kind of defense in case the unexpected does happen, even though the chances are pretty low that we would need this protection.

I also wear long sleeves, trail-shoes and long socks ward against ticks and snakes as well. (That is one reason I carry a stick, to poke around in case I walk off the trail to take a picture or something. I stay on the main trail also, except when I see something that looks like a pretty photo opportunity! ;)

~God bless~ Lisa

Terra said...

This walk looks inspiring and good you have a four legged companion.

child of God said...

I love your hiking path with all those berries, I believe I would be eating and not hiking. :)

Blessings Lisa,

Never Forsaken said...

Hi Terra,

Yes, I am fortunate to have Buddy to accompany me...otherwise I would not hike in the woods. He stays very close. So does our other dog Sasha. When my husband goes with me we take both dogs, but I can only handle one at a time on leash on the way to the trail. Once in the woods they are allowed off leash.

~God bless~ Lisa

Never Forsaken said...

I pick a handful and eat while we hike. I have never seen so many blueberries as there are this year, you can literally stop every few yards and get another handful!
~Blessings~ Lisa

Sharon said...

I also enjoy hiking. We have some lovely trails up here in the mountains. I love the quiet I experience when I'm out in God's creation. There are just so many things to see that delight the eye. God is so extravagant in His wonder-full world!


(Who had more fun? You or Bud?? :)

Crown of Beauty said...

Beautiful post... and the pictures your words created brought such a delight to my heart as I read them.

Blessings... been away from blogland for a few months... but just stopped by to see how you are doing.


Never Forsaken said...

Hi Sharon,

It would be wonderful to walk a mountain trail!

There is a certain quiet balance to everything when you get out there...everything is seen in the right perspective.
I think I had more fun this time...Bud got pretty tired pretty fast, although he began the hike by jumping into a creek!
The temps are way too high to go this week, but we did take the dogs to a nearby state forest over the weekend for a walk amongst some pretty huge pines.
Blessings~ Lisa

Never Forsaken said...

Hi Lidia,

It's good to hear from you again!

I am well. Praying everything is well with you and yours.

I'm glad you enjoyed this.

~God bless~ Lisa

Dee said...

I would love to spend a day hiking like is not possible for me because of my disability...but I enjoy blog hiking. :)

Never Forsaken said...

I am happy to take you along for a blog hike with me! ...There was a time not long ago when I had to give this up also because of a disability.
I cannot always hike when I want to though, but that makes me more grateful for the times in between flare ups when I am able to!

Karen Kyle Ericson said...

This is so fun! Thanks for doing these : )

Connie Arnold said...

Thanks for sharing your hike with us here on your blog. How wonderful for you to be able to do this and have your little companion along with you! It looks like it was a delight to all the senses.

Never Forsaken said...

Hi Karen,
You're welcome...
It was fun doing this, and sharing it!

Never Forsaken said...

Hi Connie,

You are welcome...It was a lot of fun but exhausting because of the heat.
Well worth it however ;)

Peggy said...

What a lovely place to hike. And 3-4 miles. I bet that really helps your back. I try to walk 30 minutes a day but I should do more. And what a faithful companion Bud is. So happy that you are able to enjoy God's creation like you do. I'm learning to do the same.

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