The Woods

I took this picture a couple of years ago. Notice the small deer in the center.

I love the woods. It’s a year round pleasure for me; Hiking, hunting, just clearing my mind; It’s the serenity and peace and quiet I look forward to the most

I don’t always have an agenda in the woods; Does one really need it? Sometimes I go just to sit and listen

You never know what you might see in the woods; A deer, a bear, somedays the shape of a tree or the odd formation of a rock will suffice

Is there a good acorn crop this year? Beechnuts? Berries? There’s always something to find out in the woods

The woods are where I’ve learned the most from my dad; He learned from his dad; I hope to pass the knowledge down to my son; Teach him that there is much more to life than deadlines, appointments, competitive sports, and video games

Many a man or woman have asked me the question, “How can you go out in the woods and just sit there all day?” To which I answer, “How can I not?”

Author: Whipped Owl

Writer Musician Historian Sportsman Loner

11 thoughts on “The Woods”

  1. I had a wonderful childhood growing up on a ranch/farm with acres and acres of woods to explore with my siblings. So many people today don’t know what they’re missing, just stare at cellphones and TVs as if that’s all there is to life. It’s sad…


  2. When we were young living on the farm, we followed a trail to the pond in back of our house to fish on the lake winter and summer. Love to fish, and life has not afforded me the opportunity to be able to do it now. Miss the farm and the simple life.

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      1. We’ll see! There’s a lot just outside of town going for $10,000… but it’s sandwiched between two houses, and it’s less than an acre. Not exactly the best place to go to escape from the worries and cares of life, haha. But I’m going to keep looking!

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  3. So glad you love the woods. I really didn’t grow up hiking or enjoying nature, so when we moved to Knoxville, Tennessee, only 45 minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains, I fell in love with nature walks. Please come visit our national park when you can!
    Thanks for following Oh, the Places We See. It’s great to meet you!

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