As I sit on the dock of the lake I believe I hear Tyradacles coming! Wt???? In this video I am sitting at Dunlop Lake Lodge in Elliot Lake, Ontario! Everything was quiet then should I dive for cover??? Hahaha! They are actually Sandhill Cranes. What an amazing noise they make. If you ever have a chance to go there! Oh do it! Beautiful place and wonderful people! Got to grab that when you can!
I love nature. I truly believe that you find your soul there! I believe the sounds, the sights and the smells are filled with good energy. Nature is so amazing in its fight for survival. In it’s way it creates beauty in chaos. The resilience of rising from the ashes and building and flourishing! Its inspiring! Ever seen a flock of sparrows fly in swarms in a beautiful dance in the sky or use that grace to defend themselves against a preditor. I have sat and watched a flock of sparrows force a large hawk to the ground! The power of the dance. It is an Ahhhh moment. The picture is off google. The moment is in my soul!
I could sit and watch birds for hours. When they seem to float in the air and soar through the sky with the grace and freedom I could only wish to have. There are the ones that I actually have got up close and personal. Like Peanut the Peacock! What an awesome experience that was. Stopping at a friends in Georgia and the campground they were staying adopted a peacock. Well they tell me he adopted them!
My favorite place is in a forest! Coming into contact with nature’s little creatures. The Chipmunks, the beavers, and even the Pine Martin’s that greeted me at Mew Lake Campground! Oh my stars they were cute! I thought they were ferrets. We had ferrets when my kids were growing up. Cute but sneaky little buggers!
Let’s not forget about the bigger animals of nature! The Moose, the Bears, the wolves. Nature earns and deserves your respect. When I am there I am aware of both the beauty and the danger. For the most part they really do not want anything to do with man. Their intelligence shows through! I will never forget sitting at my campsite in northern Ontario and look up and see a bear looking at me. He was meandering down the road! I looked up as he stopped and looked into my campsite. I said “well hello there neighbour!” He continued on his way. Not to worry I have bear bells!! They were in the van along with my phone but I have them!! Lol!
As you may know I love wolves! I believe they are my spirit guide! I will never forget my trip back from Thunder Bay in my ’69. Driving along Hwy 17, which by the way is a breathtaking drive, I began to notice wolves at the side of the highway. I slowed as not to hit one. I had never seen that before. I had got a glimpse a few times and heard them a few times but nothing like this. It went on for at least 20-30 km. As I rounded a corner I came into a dense fog. I could not see 2′ in front of my van!! That highway is filled with twists and turns and steep dropoffs! This just got dangerous! As I continued slowly a dim light came into view on the left. It was a small gas station! I went in to ask if I could park until the fog clears or for the night as it was getting late anyway. He told me I better!! Lol! He advised me that he was closing soon and would turn the lights out. After that do not get out of my van. The wolves have been restless this past time. Better to be safe. That night as I lay in the thickness of the fog and the darkness of the night the wolves began to howl. A sound so clear it was as if they were right beside the van! A sound so piercing it cut through the fog and into my soul. Were they celebrating my safety? Were they surrounding me with their power and giving me a great gift that day. A lot has changed since then. I have gone back to that power many times for strength! Or were they just ringing the dinner bell!! Hahaha! I guess we will never know!
Thanks for coming along on my Chipmunk Adventure!
See you next time!