The narrow most treacherous road may be the best one. As Jesus said in Matthew 7:13-14,
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
A wide dirt trail. Easy to walk on. Many think it is easy to follow Jesus in His way. But as Jesus was walking along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.”
Jesus replied, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head” (Lu. 9:57).
A grassy trail.
The grassy trail is a quiet trail and best for conversation. Two men one day reflected on their conversation with a stranger:
32 They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”
The beginning of my walk is through the trees.
This is a favorite trail for couples.
I veered off the main trail to walk along the creek. Just two weeks ago it was iced over.
This looks like the work of beavers, but I haven’t seen one yet. Maybe they work during the night.
It’s very grassing along the creek. The Spring and Autumn is the best time to walk here. In the summer it is almost impossible with the grass being so tall and thick.
It isn’t technically Spring yet, but this day was very Spring-like.
This is the only place on this small lake where there is water for the ducks to play. There is an underwater current here that melts the ice and draws the ducks.
Most of the walking path is dry and free of snow and ice. Soon all the snow will melt.
We just had a few inches of snow, but a few days ago when I touch these pictures the sun was shining bright.
Here the path is quite dry and walkable, but going through the trees in the shade it is icy and slippery.
A lot of people were out enjoying the good weather and the sunshine.
I took this outside my west window.
Over the creek bridge and through the woods.
I’m all bundled up.
A very smooth path.
The blue sky is most beautiful today.
Nearing the end of my trek.
Out for a walk on a warm Autumn day. Cold days ahead.
Multiple trees in the low lands.
I am privileged to have so many nature trails very close to where I live. This place is my most recent discovery. Paved trails, as well as unpaved trails, follow very close to the creek and provide the nature gazer, like me. with beautiful scenery. I love it.
Just a little way down the path, the greenery thickens.
I just began my walk and I started to see these beautiful little light purple flowers.
The creek. I love the flow of the creek. It always reminds me of how the Holy Spirit flows in us and through us, providing us with His living water.
Some places like this have no movement. But still it has its own beauty.
It’s always like me to wander off the main path. I’m always looking for new things to see.
I’ve gotten in the practice now of picking up my breakfast and coffee at some fast food place, getting a newspaper, and then parking at this place near a walking trail where people walk by. I like to wave and greet them. Yes, we can still wave from a distance. We need to make the most of this pandemic.