Yesterday’s hike up Mount Gimli – epically wonderful! The close encounter with the goats was, for me, essentially spiritual. When I can connect with another being, I feel – hmmm – words – what can describe that feeling? I think bliss is part of it but even more so – a certain rightness – it feels like this is the way it should be. I connect to trees, and certainly goats and birds and butterflies and so many creatures (chickens, dogs….)
This connection with creatures from another species is generally so much easier than with someone from my own ilk. People are often so guarded – so careful – animals and plants are simply what they are – all there – beautiful souls.
And so yesterday was a great day in the alpine.
Summer in the warmth and sun has such a great effect on me. I was daydreaming today, thinking that when I’m not hiking, what I really want is a half acre fenced garden – what we have now only much bigger – and grow tons of flowers as well as edibles – and then spend hours and hours making it not only productive but also beautiful.
In the meantime, I am going to prepare for my first backpacking trip of the season – 4 nights in Yoho!