Here we were at the last weekend of December 2020. We were determined to enjoy this long autumn weather. Each chance we had we were out. Biking. Hiking. Walking. This time we decided on Silver Springs State Park. It felt like an easy hike after the Starved Rock and Matthiessen trails!! Now, we have snow on the ground. We will be transitioning our gear again for the new elements.
It was here as I stood with my eyes closed for a bit. I could hear the caw of crows in the distance. The songs of other birds nearby. The hum of the electric lines overhead. Squirrels chattering at Lillie. Enrique calling out to Charlie. The sounds of traffic even further away. Gun shots in the near distance. A freight train even further in the distance. Sounds. What my ears can hear and my brain interpret. We often rely on our eyes and our vision to experience our world. We find that we often overlook what our other senses pick up. Relocators and travelers alike will tell you that what is heard is just as vivid as what is seen. What do you hear in your surroundings? What would you miss if you were to leave your space?
Now, for those who read to the end…time for another video!! Or, two or three! Our fawn pitbull, Charlie stars in these videos.