Taking it all in

Top of the Lemon Sqweeze, New Paltz NY

The sound of the leaves fluttering in the breeze

The radiant colors beaming from the trees

The stillness

The quiet

Soaking it all in

Hearing my footsteps along the path,

carrying me through the woods.

Holding me safely

Embracing my heart

Nature brings me back

Grounds me

Helps my soul de-clutter

It brings a smile to my face

Eases my fears

And makes me feel a little more comfortable with myself.