The image today of Trevor was taken at Lost Lake near Mt. Hood. It’s a place we don’t venture to very often because we have so many other wonderful lakes near our cabin. But on the rare occasion we decide to make a day of heading home, it’s not a bad place to hang out for an afternoon!
We must protect the forests for our children, grandchildren and children yet to be born. We must protect the forests for those who can’t speak for themselves such as the birds, animals, fish and trees.
I love this image because it conjures up a wise tribal elder standing on water and communing with nature. One of the primary reasons we do our best to spend weekends on the mountain is to instill in Trevor the sacredness of nature, and how mother earth sustains life for us all.
We know that time in the woods is essential for him to develop a healthy knowledge of the environment, and contributes to his emotional well-being. If you have never read Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder, it’s a wonderful book that has helped sell us on our present lifestyle.