A New Year in the Forest (Jacksonville, Oregon) 17-Jan-2021

“The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are. Do not despise your own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is the centre of the world. Stand in your own dooryard and you have eight thousand miles of solid ground beneath you, and all the sidereal splendors overhead.”

John Burroughs, Leaf and Tendril (1908)

Well, the new year is starting out like a newborn foal trying to find its legs – somewhat unsteady at first but with the promise of a galloping future. In the meantime, the Big V (and now its more infectious variant, Big V+) remains busy out there, so we’re still staying local. Which means, of course, yet another visit to Forest Park. But it’s a new year, so we get to reset the visit counter. 🙂

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