I had the opportunity to be up early this morning and saw the night illuminated by the huge, full, or almost full, moon. I watched as it slowly gave over to the sun, slowly sinking in to the south west as the sun gradually came up in the east.The days are getting noticeably shorter now as we ease into fall.I have not hunted in many years, but the colors and the smells of the northern Minnesota woods this time of year, more than any other time, makes me want to just stop what I am doing and go for a walk... not on a trail, but in to the woods.
Of course, that is not what I did today... the business of life steers me away from that more often than not it seems.
...but the beauty of it all is intense and it is impossible not to notice. A good many of us who live here have jobs that take us on wonderful drives down winding roads through the colored trees and past the picturesque waters.
All to often I let the stresses of daily life get to me. Some days I am better than others at just breathing in life and appreciating it all... I have been on this planet now for just over 50 years and this still takes a constant effort.