I am not a human being; I am a human becoming. – Author Unknown
Today we get to watch a double feature! John Coyote has been very busy in the last week or so, exploring the backwoods of Kansas. He said both of these videos were shot ten miles southeast of Augusta, Kansas.
Man’s heart away from nature becomes hard. – Standing Bear
Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed today? It’s amazing what a walk out in the wilderness can do to adjust your attitude! Watching nature for just a bit can really make a difference.The older I get, the more convinced I am that the blessings of this earth are gifts from God. When we stop to appreciate the creation and especially the Creator, we are expressing gratitude to Him and that is the most sincere form of praise!
You need special shoes for hiking — and a bit of a special soul as well. – Terri Guillemets
Since I posted John’s last video, I’ve been asked if there are any resources on the internet regarding hiking and backpacking in Kansas. I found three pretty good ones:
Wildernet is a great Web resource that has a lot of info on finding a good hiking trail.
AllTrails has a lot of good info on finding your next great trail.
Gorp has a great list of places to go as well as tips and guides.
Sometimes we get so wrapped up in making a living that we forget to enjoy life. Most of us make our living in a stale, air-conditioned office building… I did for a long time. It’s only since I’ve been retired that I’ve discovered a special place… called – OUTSIDE. If you can just leave your computer, calculator, cell phone and everything else behind that tethers you to your work… just go outside for a while.
John has a great knowledge of the wild things that grow – and I enjoy learning new things all the time. Thank you all for the wonderful feedback you leave on facebook and twitter. There’s a great following here on Heart Hunger Blog and I appreciate every one of you! Have a great May Day – and get outside for a while! 🙂