Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Come For A Walk, and Leave the Sadness Behind

It was around the middle of June and, even though, I don't often have a bad day, this day was not good.I had not slept well and it looked like it would be a rough day.
I decided that, because of the sunshine and blue sky,I would take myself for a walk.
I invite you to join me and let's see if we can't leave that unhappy mood somewhere along the trail and trade it for smiles and peace.

Pretty much behind me is where I started down the trail that leads along the lake shore.


You can't see it from this angle, but there is a nicely groomed trail leading into that bush.Of course,I don't make a lot of time, because I'm constantly stopping to take pictures.
Oh, guess what, I had already forgotten that my day started out crummy.


Oh Lord, my God, when I in awesome wonder, consider all the worlds Thy hands have made!
I was in awe of the peace, tranquility and beauty that was all around me.

No, there are no vast, snow covered mountains, no large crashing waves, but there is a calmness that enters the soul. Time has a way of slipping by unnoticed.


At one point along my leisurely walk, I stopped and tried my hand at getting a panoramic shot with my camera.This is may be 5 or more pictures stitched together in Lightroom. I am pleased with the end result.


 Then sings my soul,my Saviour God to Thee,
How Great Thou Art!

23 comments:

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Amen. A walk, prayer,and peaceful meditation are all uplifting to the soul!

Ginny Hartzler said...

You live in such a beautiful place. The panoramic picture is lovely! And I love how those little clouds are in the water, too. I always enjoy seeing your new monthly headers, and this one is beautiful with the windmills bookended by gorgeous sun.

Hootin' Anni said...

I think I hear Elvis in the background, singing that hymn! (No one can sing it like him!) Stunning & oh so very magnificent your photos are.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Thank you dear Ruth for this beautiful, calming walk. You sure live in a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing ~ FlowerLady

Natalia said...

What a lovely place, I love those photos and the title of the post☺

Marie Smith said...

Glorious! Spirits lifted!

Gayle said...

aahh, thank you for inviting us along. Your surroundings felt like home from this gal that has lived all her life surrounded by hills and valley lakes left behind by the moraine of the Ice Age.

Mary said...

Beautiful walk, beautiful words! How can people not know there is a God when they see nature? Like you, I stop constantly for photos. Lowers the step count, but also lowers the blood pressure :-)

George said...

Thanks for taking us along with you on your walk. It was perfect for leaving behind a bad day. All the photos are gorgeous.

LV said...

Well done my friend. Great scenes. I am with you, "How Great Thou Art" my very favorite.

Debbie said...

oooooh these are so pretty ruth!! i adore the reflections of the clouds in the water!!

Happytrails said...

What a gorgeous peaceful place to spend time with our Lord in His creation!!! No sadness here for sure!!! Thanks for the lovely walk and gorgeous pictures!!

Debbie Harris said...

A beautiful and calm walk in deed!
With that scenery around you, how could you continue with a sad day?
God's beauty certainly touches our hearts in our times of need, and He is with us every second of our day.

Sending love your way sweet lady ❤

Laurel Wood said...

Such glorious beauty you have captured. Some days I feel like I just have to get out. I always see something that blesses me and lifts my spirits. Wishing you a nice evening.

happyone said...

That sure was a beautiful walk. Wow those pictures are awesome!!
I so enjoy starting each of my days with a walk.

Rose said...

I enjoyed these photos. I need days like this every now and then. I have not been in the woods, not even on a trail, much less the way we like to ramble...since before Roger's stroke, but if I close my eyes, I can almost feel and smell it. I have always loved nature...thankfully, for me, going fishing is a good way to come back to myself, too. It is not so much catching the fish, though it is fun. But it is being out and being quiet and seeing what there is to see.

Rose L said...

I so enjoy strolls where I can escape the mundane days and steep myself in the joy and beauty of nature.

Aritha said...

Thank you. I also have those mornings that start in a dark valley. You are an example to me. Next time I grab my camera and I go to the forest.

photowannabe said...

How Great Thou Art...Praise and adoration....
I love how the Lord will refresh our souls by His creation.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Sue

LC said...

Thanks for your spirit-lifting combination of images of God's beautiful world plus words sharing your experience and words from "How Great Thou Art." And thanks, too, for your visit and comment on my blog.

John's Island said...

I’m going to guess these pictures are mostly out by Lake Minniwasta, and if so, it reminds me so much of Green Lake here in Seattle. Walks around lakes like this are great for finding a little peace in this busy world. Your pictures are great, as always. Your August header is another winner! And you get A+ on your panorama. Hope you have a fine weekend.

LV said...

Nothing like spending time with nature to make you feel better. I walk some every evening when it is cooler.

Rose said...

I love the photos in your header now...the wind turbines fascinate me. And the other two are just so, so beautiful.