Walking in Nature & With Dogs


| 5/6/2019 11:41:00 AM


Julie StephensMy husband and I live with our dogs, Joy and Hope, in the tiny mountain village of Lake City, Colorado. We enjoy living in the midst of nature at 9,000 feet in the most remote area in the US lower 48 states: Hinsdale County, CO. I love experiencing all four seasons! Life is neither easy nor convenient living up here – but we get to live up here!

Those of us who live in the midst of nature (especially when we have lived in noisy suburbia or cities and have dealt with daily bumper to bumper traffic) know that a walk in nature is THE BEST! While there are studies to prove this – all a nature lover has to do is go walk in a favorite setting and breathe in the contentment. 

On every walk, every gaze out the window, I am always happily amazed at the picturesque beauty with which I am surrounded. This is the view from my writing nook.

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Walking in the peacefulness of the mountains, the woods, around a lake, on a country path or by a river, is like a soothing balm from noisy congestion and busyness. Solitude is not selfish; but is as necessary to our mental health, as food and water are to our bodies. It is something we must have on a regular basis.



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