My Happy Place

Welcome to my happy place!

Forgive me, it looks a little alive right now.

I won’t stoop to the level of custom landscapers. I won’t tame this untouched magnificence.

Forgive me if I won’t TELL you where it is… but let me show you! You’ll understand why I fell in love.

I stumbled upon this beautiful clearing one day when I was out for a run. I was searching for a little space to wind down and do some journaling… and the rest is history.

Now, I frequent this little place.

I love watching my happy place change with the seasons!

Sometimes, the clearing isn’t very welcoming– even for me. Little biting insects, towering grasses, and prickly briars keep me away. It’s almost there right now. But here, in this moment, we are in liminal space.

In this moment, the clearing is just scruffy enough to look alive again after the harsh winter we completed. The space is vibrant with bright green budding leaves. The ground cover grows taller by the day, as we receive bountiful spring rains. The trees still look a little bare, with their leaves just budding out.

If I could go here daily, I would.

Heck, if I could LIVE here, I would.

This clearing has blessed me with so many beautiful moments.

I once spent a whole morning fascinated with minuscule dew drops that glistened on every single blade of grass.

In this place, I saw my first ever hummingbird’s nest– and its conscientious caretaker.

Here I grow in my adoration of nature. I grow closer to understanding my inner self. I learn how to be.

“Nature’s first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf’s a flower;

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay.” 

― Robert Frost