Quiet time in nature

There’s just something wonderful about getting away from city life… going someplace different… and especially, enjoying quietness in nature.

We got to do that this last week. We went to my husband’s neurology meetings in Seattle and got to enjoy some gorgeous countryside while we were there. The weather was fairly nice. One afternoon we drove over to Mt. Rainier National Park. There were a few rain clouds that sprinkled a few drops on our drive over, but hey, we were out in the country! Unfortunately when we got there, we couldn’t see much of the mountain. The first picture on the second line below depicts about how much we could see of the mountain. Nevertheless, it was beautiful to be out in nature! We even saw a few deer and elk on the drive back.


I have to say that this was some of the most gorgeous scenery I have seen in awhile. It was so wonderful to be AWAY from the hustle and bustle of the city. (No screaming sirens. No helicopters flying overhead. No noisy horns. And yes, I live a couple of blocks from a level 1 trauma hospital.) Several times my husband and I looked at each other and said “Shh! Listen! It’s so quiet!”

I wish we could’ve spent longer there out in the middle of nowhere. But we had to get back to the city.

It reminds me of the verse in the Bible that says, “Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10.

This post is linked to Amy’s Finer Things.

Published in: on May 1, 2009 at 9:39 am  Comments (2)