Good Sabbath

Sadness has passed as I said it would. I went to Hiking Church to express my gratitude. Although when home is this pretty, why would any need to change her scenery?

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Because it’s healthy. And sometimes hilarious. Considering my post from last week I was most amused to find this woodpecker damage. On the Christian sabbath, no less.

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Notice the heart? This one pecks with love.

Later in the day I saw this cleft cliff and wondered what caused its damage. Everyone else was staring at the waterfall. Swimming under the waterfall. Posing for photos in front of the waterfall. I couldn’t stop staring at this rock breaking in two.

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I know this feeling.

But I’m jumping ahead. First there was the getting there. So much changes on the trail in two month’s time. That’s how long I’d been away.

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The crossing guard still recognized me.

Trail dog remembered the way.

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Last time I was here I peed way over there.

Doesn’t it look like she’s raising an eyebrow at me?

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Now where have you been?

The slender ladies lean in that casually seductive way. Like street girls of the forest.

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Where you headed? What’s your hurry?

Onward to the Emerald City Non-urban Oasis.

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Blissfully free of flying monkeys.

Who climbs over a mountain to get to a lake instead of going around?

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Geldings and Goddesses, that’s who.

Potholes here are infinitely more satisfying.

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Puddle full of sky.

If I was camping here, this would be my bathtub. It was just deep enough for sitting.  Like a one person hot tub. Only not hot. And I’d have to evacuate the crawdads first.  Video posted here. I’m not camping though. It’s just a day hike.

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Go back and watch the video.

But that doesn’t mean we can’t have a campfire.

Good sabbath.

— Mercy

 

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