Let’s go hiking and painting at Churchill Woods. Come on… I’ll bring Oscar Mayer the dog and you bring yourself! It will be fun.
When Oscar Mayer stops to do his business, I stop to notice nature up close.
Here we have lichen growing among moss on tree bark. Very delicate and very beautiful. Delicate? How delicate are you to survive in the cold and snow, then remain pristine after rapid temperature fluctuations? I only wish to be so hearty.
Oscar Mayer had a very difficult time sharing the forest preserves with hundreds of geese, but he relented by my firm grasp on his collar and decided to share. Wildlife at peace.
Here is the reference photo of the December tree overlooking the snow crested bank. There is an impressive stately peace about this tree, on the edge of a mirror river. I guess that’s what attracted me to it so much. Very placid.
Oscar Mayer thinks so too.
May you have wild nature adventures. And may you realize what attracts you to them.