This is one of my favorite local places to get back to nature. It's a State forest and only a few mile from my home. These pictures were taken two weeks ago right before the deer season started and it was still safe to walk in the woods with a camera. Now that it's deer season I have to be content with walks in the little woods behind my house and the creek bed on a nearby farm that doesn't allow hunters. I may drive a few extra miles this week to a State Park for a different view.
In the meantime the packing continues. I can't believe all of the "THINGS" I've accumulated in the 8 years we have lived in this house! I'll be making another drive to Goodwill today with another sizable donation. It feels good to "cleanse" myself from so many useless "THINGS" that have cluttered up my life. What a pack rat I have become.
I'm also considering trying my hand at making some simple furniture for my new home. I have this really cool old wood window that I picked up at a yard sale 6 years ago and I want to make a display case for my paper mache art collection. We'll see just how handy I really am :)
Life is starting to look good again.