6/29/2007

The woods are lovely













Urban life may have its perks but there are times I miss a tree-filled quiet. No wail of fading sirens, dogs arguing, loud doors slamming or bass throbbing from a passing car. Only the birds and the bullfrog. And Ethan asking, "Are there bears nearby?"

What a great birthday present to find a nearby nature preserve and walk there with my family. I was surprised by Ethan's delight in the simple beauty around him.

8 comments:

claire said...

Happy Birthday, Lou!

ljmax said...

Thanks, Hank.

the Joneses said...

I completely agree -- quiet green woods is a retreat to treasure. I keep telling Darren than my mansion in Heaven will be surrounded by woods.

Happy birthday! (I couldn't quite tell if it was yours or Ethan's, but Claire seems to think it's you so I'll go with her. Besides, come to think of it, Ethan's birthday always involves more cupcakes than forests.)

-- SJ

Mrs. RF said...

Happy Birthday!

kat said...

Happy Birthday!

Heidi said...

If I had known, I'd have tried to send a card, Happy Birthday! We must be on the same wavelength, I was just assuring Paige that there is nothing like being surrounded by a forest.

ljmax said...

Thanks guys!

the Joneses said...

Ooh! Oooh! Robert Frost quote! My favorite poet.

Happy birthday from Virginia.

--DJ