So, we are here in Callicoon, NY (Callicoon means turkey in dutch. Named so because of all the wild turkey). What a beautiful place that God made. We had the pleasure of hiking some 2 miles or so up a foothill on a hike called the ledges. From the top we could see the whole valley expanse and admire God’s handiwork from that vantage point.
To be fully honest with everyone reading, I have quite a difficult time enjoying nature. On the drive up here, my wife asked me if I saw something on the side of the road. I said, no. She then preceded to scold me for not seeing nature. (Scold is a harsh word). She asked if I was blind, or what I was looking at. I told her that I had been staring at a logo on the side of a semi-truck for the last hour. I see man-made art. I’m just built that way. I’m a designer.
Being from Florida, when I think of outdoors I think of gross weather, humid, nasty, sticky, wet, weather. I also think of mosquitos, alligators, lizards, frogs (maaaaan I hate frogs LOL) and every other disgusting thing that I don’t like to experience in the Florida outdoors. So, really, for me to enjoy nature I have to step outside of my pre-conceived notions of what the outdoors are. This, however, was absolutely breath taking. It was awesome.
Its fall here in N.Y./P.A. and that means rich, beautiful colors. We’ve had a great time. My challenge to all of you this week is to step away from your hectic, busy life and find something that God created to marvel over.