A Day Well SpentToday was a great day.
I spent the afternoon painting a tree, and when I finished with that, I still had plenty of daylight left, so I didn't want to head home. I just put all my stuff in the car and headed out into the woods. No sketch book, no camera, no water, no food, no nothing. No phone, or mp3 pla
I was able just to wonder. I wasn't looking for something to paint, or taking pictures of every little thing I came across. I wasn't trying to get to the top of a mountain or the bottom of a watershed. I wasn't doing anything, apart from nothing.
Walking a bit, looking at the spring plants rising out of the leaf litter. Sitting down here, sitting down there. Walk some more, stop and listen to the river, skip a rock and then move on. It was very liberating because I normally usually carry a sketch book with me. My eyes are always on the lookout for things to paint, but today I didn't have that worry in the back of my mind. It was just me and nature and plenty of time.
As the sun slowly set behind the trees, the air turned cooler in preparation for night time. The breeze settled down, the blue in the sky started to fade slowly and there wasn't a soul around. Just me and some birds. Chilling out after a long day of doing our thing.
It makes me realize just how important being outside is to me. After a long crappy winter with no snow and cold temps that forced me to stay inside, it's feels so refreshing to be able to stretch my legs outside and just roam. I don't think anything makes me happier then just wondering with no goal or ob