We went for a hike along The Hayburger Trail and on our journey we came across an open meadow full of warmth that invited us in for a rest. We stopped in the middle and admired its beauty.
My husband told my children , “Be very quiet! Lets stand still for five minutes and see what animals will appear.”
We all stood back to back looking out across the field a butterfly first greeted us, and then a lovely song from a bird filled the field with serenity. We all stood waiting, watching, and enjoying the peaceful moment.
It was that special moment my family and I stood connected in silence looking out into the wilderness. We watched and waited but no animals appeared in our midst.
As we broke our silence we turned to face each other, looked each other in the eye, and looked down. We all burst out in laughter as we realized we had circled a large pile of bison dung in our silence. If any one of us had moved back on step we would be bringing a small treasure home with us on the bottom of our shoe.
It was the perfect Sunday to revel in nature’s serene beauty and laugh a little along the way.
How do you enjoy the silence? Do you find peace in nature?