Longleaf Stories

full circle in the hundred acre wood

The Beauty of the SwampSometimes it’s hard to appreciate the beauty of the swamp.

young longleafs in the windHealthy young longleafs, shimmer and shine on a winter afternoon.

road to glory Feels like walking on sacred ground.

GenerationsLooking at these tall trees, I remember when a fire got too hot a few years ago and threatened this particular stand.

Strength for the day   

After an hour of walking in the woods, I looked up to see a  flock of seven large birds hovered high above me. We regarded each other for what seemed a long moment. I said, “Hello God.”  One bird dipped a wing. I laughed and walked home, with a large portion of strength for the day.


0 thoughts on “Strength For The Day

  1. fletch says:

    It’s not necessarily the beauty of the swamp, which to the dull eye is just that, a swamp. You see the beauty within you.


  2. shyloh says:

    How I love the swamp lands! I think you are right, — sacred land. In Louisiana it always felt like I was walking out of ordinary time into a spiritual dimension.
    (And thank you for your encouraging response on my blog, it is truly appreciated!)


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