One of our favorite hikes is the Cemetery Ridge Trail in Clear Creek Metro Park. I have done several posts relating to Clear Creek: Weekend Reflections at Clear Creek Metro Park, CLEAR CREEK METRO PARK FOR WATERY WEDNESDAY,Clear Creek Metro Park-Mathias Cabin-Spider Webs are just a few.. For this post I’ll show some of the early fall color and “things” of interest along the trail..and throw in some quotes from Rumi.. Enjoy
As some of you may know I’ve been doing a lot of walking for health reasons and it paid off this past weekend. The Cemetery Ridge trail isn’t the easiest but I did ok and really enjoyed the hike/picnic.
Actually, we combined the Fern Trail—Cemetery Ridge Trail and returned on The Creekside Meadows Trail.
“Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.”
“Do not be satisfied with the stories that come before you. Unfold your own myth.”
“Where there is ruin, there is hope for a treasure.”
“I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.”
“Dance, when you're broken open. Dance, if you've torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you're perfectly free.”
“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
“An eye is meant to see things.The soul is here for its own joy.”
“Travel brings power and love back into your life.”
“Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.”
“Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation.” On this hike about the only sounds you hear are those of nature or a plane overhead
“Knock, And He'll open the door Vanish, And He'll make you shine like the sun, Fall, And He'll raise you to the heavens Become nothing, And He'll turn you into everything.”
Who is Rumi ?????? Also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī (جلالالدین محمد رومی), and more popularly in the English-speaking world simply as Rumi (30 September 1207 – 17 December 1273), was a 13th-century Persian Muslim poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic. (Just had a birthday) I first learned about Rumi from visiting THIS website. From Amazon
Mystical Poems of Rumi The Illuminated Rumi
“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”
“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”
“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”
Thanks for stopping by and I’ll leave you with this thought from Rumi, “What you seek is seeking you.” For me this hike was a little slice of heaven. I hope you are having a great week and making the most of life.
Technorati Tags: RUMI,CLEAR CREEK METRO PARK,CEMETERY RIDGE TRAIL,LANCASTER OHIO,OUR WORLD TUESDAY,MANDARIN ORANGE MONDAYNear Lancaster,Ohio you will find Clear Creek Metro Park and the Cemetery Ridge Trail.. Enjoy the photos and the quotes by Rumi. I hope there is enough orange to link with Mandarin Orange Monday and since this is part of my world I’ll link to Our World Tuesday The Illuminated Rumi
Your walk took you through some very pretty countryside. Hope the walking makes you much healthier!
Amazing and beautiful captures of your world, Joe! Hope you are doing well! Thanks, too, for sharing the wonderful wisdom of Rumi! He's long been a favorite of mine! Have a great week!
Hey, wow, love your hike. I see a sign that says 2.5 miles and unimproved, I'm on it. Great photographs.
Thanks for sharing.
Gorgeous photos! And loving the quotes, too..
Looks like a beautiful hike and I like the quotes. I'm all inspired now and on my way out to do my walk.
Beautiful words and images. Glad you are able to keep up with the walking. Thanks for sharing your world!
Beautiful trail. Love those bug shots!
Visiting from Mandarin Orange Monday.
My Orange entry
Your comment is always a delight to read.
What pretty colors you saw while walking. I am glad that you were able to make the hike, meaning that your health has improved. I really need to get out and walk more for my knee.
GREAT photos, Joe! Loved the fall excursion. The quotes were great too. Hope you and Linda are having a wonderful week!
You certainly got lucky to fetch up in Ohio :)
Hi Joe, Thanks for taking us on your hike with you... Looks like a great hike --and I'm proud of you for doing so well... We did TONS of hiking also on our trip out west. Good for us!!!!!
Great set of photos...
It's definitely a little piece of heaven Joe; thanks for sharing -- great pictures. And now I'm closing down the computer and going out for my pre-dinner walk!
An interesting selection of photographs - nature can cetainly be very decorative:) I love the beetles picture you shared on MoM. Even though it is slightly creepy (they crawl!) it is very beautiful - the vivid orange and and black and the shiny surfaces are fantastic!
Thank you for being part of Mandarin Orange Monday:)
Beautiful photos. I do love Ohio's leaves in the fall.
We went for a big walk, too!
It was 5km up Blueberry Mountain. (Post and report sometime soon!)
Good for you - I love the photos. Your header is wonderful. This is the time of year for colour.
Cheers from Cottage Country!
Love the colours in the first picture.
Lovely photos, Joe. You and your missus sure do get about. I went to Portland (110 miles distant) with Peggy last week, and couldn't remember how long it had been since I had traveled so far, yet we used to stay on the road for two months at a time, and still didn't want to return home. I guess I got the travel bug out of me, and now I wonder if it will ever return. Peggy still goes places, but she either goes alone to see her family, or else she travels with a friend, and that works well for both of us because I miss her, but the alone time is nice too.
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