Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Life thoughts and direction

Memories rush to my thoughts of the places I've been and the roles I have played at different times in my life. I briefly reflect on the people and friendships that have come and gone throughout my life. A moments wonder to the reason and answers to some questions on the journey of life which may remain unattainable mysteries.  While other thoughts of who I am, where I came from, my beliefs, values and life experiences are locked in an impenetrable fortress of surety. On all my reflections and thoughts the one answer remains that life is about change. How we dealt, adapt and agree with it affect the outcome and our happiness. Enjoy what you have in the moment in the future and in the past. God has blessed us with it all. Change may be good or could be bad but you can always count on the fact that it will happen.

37 degrees and hunting

Numbness wraps around my fingers. A icy chill runs the length of my spine as if someone was slowly running an ice cube down the center of my back. A warm tingling sensation is felt at the top of my boots near the top laces where the boots tightly grasp my ankles. Steam distributes from my breath and the moisture fogs my glasses briefly. Cold Steel finds the soles of my boots and gradually creeps up my legs to my knees. The warmth of the sun finds my face with anticipation as I await the joy of the Suns arrival. I wouldn't trade these feelings for a morning in a warm bed to miss a great sunrise in the woods!



Lost in the addiction

Comfortable clothes decorated in the images of the surrounding landscape. Slow breezes filling my ears with rushing as the sounds of millions of leaves flip and tap lightly against one and other. Sweet aromas of bitter acorns, damp leaves red clay, pine and cedar fill my nose with an array of fresh and ever changing smells. Vibrant colors capture my eyes with blazing reds, brilliant greens, varying shades of yellows, grays, oranges and browns.A sense of peacefulness and belonging settles in my mind. Busy and unpleasant thoughts escape from my mind as clear and relaxed thinking takes over. Studying of landscape intensifies and movement slows to nothing. Eyes lock in on out of the ordinary movement while seeking particular colors.Ears seek sounds of movement and changes in birds and squirrels tones and responses. It's bow season and I'm lost in the addiction

Written by vaoutdoorsman aka Hampton Brewer