Harold Town Conservation Area, Peterborough
Long Sault Conservation Area, Bowmanville
Enniskillen Conservation Area, Enniskillen
Saturday morning brought another beautiful autumn day, and with everything pretty much ready for the potluck we were hosting later in the day, I left Justin and Reece at home and hit the trails at Long Sault Conservation Area, by myself. I find so much peace when I wander on my own, and I always leave the trail more grounded and centered than when I began. Saturday was no different, and as I wandered the trail, I cleared my mind, and just let the trail guide me. I had no where to be, no destination in mind, I just followed, and it was exactly what I needed. I am feeling a need to pull inward during these early autumn days, to spend time alone, and close to home and nature. There is a call deep inside for quiet, and I am heeding that call, and finding the time and space to allow myself the quiet I need. Time on the trail, on my own, is one way I find that quiet, and I am pretty sure there will be more solo time on the trails in the coming weeks.
When we woke Sunday morning, the sun was shining yet again, bringing with it another beautiful autumn day. We packed a picnic and hit Enniskillen Conservation Area where we explored old, and new trails, played by the water, and collected leaves, pine needles, and cattails. Reece found a piece of birch bark that was formed in a complete circle, it made the perfect crown, and from the point on he was referred to as the Birch Prince. We all left the trail tired, and happy, ready to spend a quiet afternoon at home.
How was your weekend? Did you find yourself wandering any nature trails?