This morning I dropped my children off at school then headed to explore Land of Medicine Buddha. I heard that it was beautiful from two different friends and it was time to take my own hike and see what it was all about.
It is a Buddhist retreat that is open to the public. It is very well-kept and absolutely gorgeous to hike though.
I read that the hike was about 6 miles, but I did the 8 Verses Loop Trail and calculated 2 to 2 1/2 miles. Perfect for a nice stroll and a time of reflection. In would be great with the kiddos. Not too short and not too long. It would be great for them to go and read the Verses and reflect a little as well.
I look forward to going back and exploring the Enchanted Forest. Maybe that is where the longer hike wraps around. I look forward to finding out.
Anyway, it was just what I needed this morning, before the rest of the day got away from me. The forest is so amazing where I live. I will never tire of it.
As I passed by all of he ferns, I was reminded of my Grandma Marge. When we would go to Oregon, she would go into the mountains and dig up small ferns and bring them home to plant in her yard. I have her love for ferns as well. She was a beautiful woman.
Next time I take this hike, I won’t be taking any photos, so I decided to take them all today. It was so beautiful I just couldn’t help myself. It was all worth being documented.
I used the prayer wheel as soon as I arrived. I’m not religious, but it never hurts to put out what you would like to receive in this universe. I just felt, right.
I hope you enjoy the many photos I took today. :)