Monday, December 27, 2010

Free

 I think that I cannot preserve my health and spirits, unless I spend four hours a day at least - and it is commonly more than that - sauntering through the woods and over the hills and fields, absolutely free from all worldly engagements.  ~Henry David Thoreau

...over the hills...
...sauntering...
... free.



15 comments:

Pat Tillett said...

Really nice photos. I love the last one. The background is magical!

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

I definitely agree with Thoreau, although there are no fields to saunter in and Stumpy and I have yet to learn to deal with thorns and stickers, gracefully.

I know for sure, my piece of mind is in serious jeopardy with out it!

Lovely pictures, as always!

rohrerbot said...

That last pic is quite beautiful....I love it when the weather plays around with the landscape a bit. We have more nasty stuff coming this week...sounds like some good photography times ahead:) A blizzard in the White Mountains and snow in Tucson is projected for Wednesday thru Friday....I'm a bit worried about several of the plants. I don't know if I have enough blankets for all of them:)

Adsila said...

Lovely pictures... there are so many nice places to go that is free and has that kind of view in AZ. I like taking the scenery pictures.

Thérèse said...

Four hours is a long time to be away... but how nice!

desertsandbeyond said...

Beautiful shots! I'm finding that I need my "outdoors" time, too! I'm in the Southern California desert near Palm Springs.
~~Cheryl Ann~~
http://desertsandbeyond.blogspot.com

The Retired One said...

I so agree with him and that quote! Although I can rarely do that long of a saunter, I love whatever time I can spend doing just that with my camera. ha

Sam said...

Pretty photos!

Sam

Barb said...

Your photos are super, Brenda! That last misty shot is magical.

Naturedigital said...

A beautiful place to spend time outside Brenda.
Costas

Sandra said...

and all of this beauty is a FREE gift from God and cost us nothing but the effort to spend time in it

Sam said...

I WISH I could get four hours a day out in the wilds of the forests and fields and other places unchanged by man. I did spend about five hours yesterday shoveling snow, though, so I'm thinking my outside time will be decidedly limited today.

Willoughby said...

Gorgeous photos!

Tricia said...

It's beautiful... is that a path thru the desert in the 2nd pic? I l♥ve the sky & the mountains... beautiful! =)

The Barn Door said...

Beautiful photos. Looks like some views near where I spend the winters!