Post 38/2020 Saturday 28 November . . . Tired of photos of leaves, trees, fields and forests? Ha, ha. I’ve another batch to make you yawn. Ha, ha. Or wake you up. Ha, ha. A relative often ended his sentences with, “Ha, ha, by golly!” Oh, Clayton, I remember your gregarious and infectious mannerisms well. Long may memory last. As you would have said, “Ha, ha, ha, by golly!”
Let’s go for a tromp through woods and along river.
May our memories of fall 2020 draw us to love and care for the environment, for wild things, for clean air and pure water, for patience, for times past, for my bit in improving the present, even so, as my Dove chocolate wrapper notes, “Celebrate the season with love.” May these photos bring a smile to your virtuously masked face. Ha, ha, ha.
Another forest in Goshen
I’m impressed with the access to the natural world offered within the City of Goshen. That’s because the Parks Department manages a goodly part of the floodway and related public areas along the Elkhart River. The Beachy Classified Forest covers 34.5 acres and includes 23 species of trees.
A little farm
Tiresome at times
Our friend Oscar, who lives in an assisted living facility in Chicago, in a recent phone call, lamented that the inability “to go outside at one’s will gets tiresome at times.” It surely does. Yet, Oscar, like other forward-looking people, asserts that even as our individual liberties are constrained in this global pandemic we can do no better than earnestly look out for both our own and others best welfare. Today’s collective urgency drives all of us to, as many did at Thanksgiving, skip just one holiday to enjoy less tiresome times ahead.
10 thoughts on “Stay-Go-Be-Do #6”
My goodness, as your pictures show, you have nature at your doorstep and so many paths to discover. It’s amazing what we can find and experience outdoors right close to home. There’s always birds flying and tweeting and today I saw the evidence of beavers chewing on the trees by the pond close by. There’s always something to be grateful for during this pandemic.
So true, Kaye, we live inside and out. So wild, not?
Thanks for all the photos: Ha, Ha, Ha, by golly!
May the God of Wonder be with you, delighting you with the beauty of sunrise and the majesty of sunset, with the song of the bird and the fragrance of the flower.
Ha back at yah.
Where does one access the Larry L Beachy Classified Forest? Does ‘Classified’ mean the trees are identified? Always enjoy seeing where you’ve been trekking!
Easy to find from the Reith Nature Center off Plymouth (SR 119). Classified means that the area had to be clear cut and new trees planted. Done in the early 1970s. We do enjoy finding these areas. Maybe even good for when the snow flies.
Photos are seldom ho hum – ha ha ha by golly.. I do enjoy your musings, John.
Ah, the wonders they are to behold, by golly. We got a good taste of the forests in Washington State, including the walk from your house to town. Wonderful!
Hi John and Marty, Thank you for the pictures. Laurene
Glad you’re enjoying the show, Laurene.