So step outside.
The path beckons,
leading you into the forest.
Inhale the clean mountain air.
Dip your toes into the cool, clear springs.
The air is perfumed with the scent of wild mountain roses,
and you pick some to bring back home, just a few, leaving most.
Wild artichoke are blooming everywhere.
If you were stressed when you arrived,
as you leave your heart is filled with nature’s peace.
Cheers to you from Mt. Palomar State Park~
237 thoughts on “Eden’s Calling You~”
Truly wonderful pictures! Peaceful and so soothing. I hear the call 🙂
Good! I was hoping you would….. 😉
The place looks so nice. I see the stream is running near the house or the cabin there. That must bring coolness to the place. How is the temperature there?
It is quite comfortable. Mid 70’s F during the day. That house is an old abandoned hydro-electric dam built in the 1920’s!
Such a dose serenity and beauty!
We all need it often!
Indeed! But it’s the norm here at your site: beauty, and serenity, sometimes, plus a bonus of information. So, thank you!
Awwww, so kind and so appreciated~
What a lovely place. I particularly like the local widlife walking down the stream. It’s so nice to see them in the wild. 😛
Humanas-Matticas…….I am so lucky to have gotten a shot of it!! I should send to the Mysterious marvels blogs!! Thank for the idea Graham~
You’re as daft a I am. I’m glad to say. Pleased to meet you ~ 😛
Great photos – looks like a fun day!
Good to be in the green & thanks too!
Yes I hear the call for sure now!
Oh good, heading outdoors soon I imagine…….
I can almost feel the water and the fresh air through your stunning photos! Love these wildflowers. Thank you for sharing the beauty of nature with us, Cindy!
Visa versa 2 u x 2 Amy! 🙂
This is where I would love to be right now, Thank you Cindy 🙂
I hope you get there soon!
I can do anything I set my mind to 🙂
That is a true statement!
What a beautiful Eden you captured, Cindy. Cool and refreshing.
Well thank you , one cannot help buy relax in such spots!
Beautiful, thanks for letting us join you!
It was wonderful to have you along~
Beautiful. Thanks for the virtual journey.
Hopefully with a calming effect! 😉
What a wonderful walk on the wild side and Cindy, your photos are stunning as always.
So glad you came along Dor~
Lovely, Cindy! We live in a beautiful world.
We do indeed and I know you are out and about in it in Canada Rebecca~
Just pure beautiful!!
As are you! Thank you~
How absolutely beautiful and so peaceful. Ty for sharing.
pretty place <3
Well thank you~
Heaven on earth is what nature is~
Lovely, Cindy. My faves are the first and the last. Great photos, as usual.
Mine too, which is why I put them there! Thank you so much and cheers to you~
I just felt a tickle with that last photo. 😀
Tickles are good, they make you smile………. 😉
Ah, yes, I enjoyed that huge gulp of fresh air and serenity. The toe-dipping went well, too.
It is imperative that one dips some digits in clear mountain water! Laughing & hugz to you my friend~
Thank you for taking us along on your hike.
It was so much better with you along!
Resplendent, thanks, Cindy!
I bet it is glorious up your way now Resa~
I breathed in that fresh mountain air👍👍. So pretty, Cindy🙋🙋
The scent of pine, wild roses and cedar. Natural intoxicants~ 😉
You should bottle that, Cindy😘😘🙋
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Thank you Cindy! This gorgeous little journey is just what the Dr ordered for so many of us drowning in stress from ordin
Yes! The truth is the more time people spend enclosed indoors, the more stress, depression, and every other psychological malady, has fertile ground to move in. It is not just outdoors, but outdoors in nature, as much as you can arrange, that mixes it’ s magical elixir and helps to set you free. Hugz to you always~
Beautiful, Cindy, as always! Thanks for the pure air, pure water, and for the pure beauty of Mother Nature! Cheers!!!
Nothing on this planet can beat it, can it? Thank you~
A lovely stroll.
So happy you chose to come along!
Ah my God, yes, Eden is calling me 🙂 Thank you Cindy for these wonderful photos of a wonderful place 🙂
These places are everywhere! All over this beautiful planet. Eden is calling us all. We need to answer the call! Hugz and cheers my friend~
Thanks for sharing this beautiful area Cindy 😉
Thanks for coming along!
The peacefulness beckons me Cindy, scenery like this always works on me……we need to enjoy more of it!
Oh we so DO! Peace and beauty is so prevalent in natural places and we all need to escape the insanity of civilization~
Cindy, this place looks heavenly, thank you for sharing. Love the pictures. Hugs! Veraiconica
Hugz and cheers back to you Veraiconica~
Wonderful photographs Cindy,thank you for sharing.
Thank you Ranu for coming along! <3
Klasse Fotos. LG. Wolfgang
Vielen Dank mein Freund!
Love the ‘sideways look’ at the wild artichoke! RH
It was an accident that turned out interesting!!
Really wonderful, may be like in Eden …
Seem likely to me…….
Thank you for sharing a bit of paradise with us! 🙂
I am just so happy you came along with me!
Wunderschöne Bilder von der Natur,ich wünsche dir einen schönen Montag und eine glückliche neue Woche.Liebe Grüße und Freundschaft.Gislinde
Ich wunsche Ihnen eine wundervolle Woche Gislinde. Du bist so ein guter Freund . <3
Beautiful Eden! I love that last artichoke looking flower! Hugz Lisa and Bear
Hugz back to you two and I am sure Bear would love all the scents and sounds!
I like your word picture as much as the photos.
Awwwwww, so kind and so appreciated!
O yes, I feel the serenity in the pictures alone. Thanks, Cindy.
Well that is wonderful and makes me feel useful! Cheers to you Peter~
Indeed, calm and serenity–really lovely spot.
Serenity is outside!!! So happy you know that~
Indeed, it is.
Cordially and joyously enchanting photos. I can’t believe my eyes. Although, they are wide open.
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Awwww, makes me happy and I love your comments! Cheers to you~
Haben eine tolle Woche! 🙂
Okay I was going to clean my house but now I HAVE to grab my camera and go walk with nature. Thanks for the serenity. 😀
Yay!!! Anytime I send someone outdoors, I am content!! 🙂
Beautiful Cindy, so peaceful.
So glad & thank you!
Ahhh…thanks for the beautiful respite in your lovely words and photos! All the best. ~Karen~
Thrilled you got some respite! We all need it daily~
Beautiful, Cindy! Just looking at your pictures evokes a peacefulness. I imagine the reality of this place is even better. Lovely!
So Glad! The quiet natural places I think are where we are biologically wired to go find serenity.
Wow! I agree-these photos really showcase the peace and serenity of this landscape -thank you for sharing these!
Thank you more for appreciating them!
Everything looks so lush. Makes me want to be there!
Me too and we are just leaving! Laughing…….
haha well you fooled me! And glad you caught all this. 🙂
Lovely words and images, just beautiful Cindy…
Awwwww, so glad~
These are beautiful photos! They remind me a lot of my visit to the Smokies on the 4th. I love that yours seem so super clear and crisp… even the very close, close-ups. 😀
I have never been to the Smokies and would love to go. Thank you so much for your very thoughtful words & cheers to you too~
Nice serie Cindy ! Some fresh water and forest…
Thanks, can’t beat it for stress relief……..
Wow! lol…it took an awfully long time to get to your comments box!! Perfectly understandable though with such a wonderful blog to explore, and this is such a beautiful place….Wolfie would be in heaven here!!
Bring him down and let’s take him out!!! My friend who used to live nearby had two wolves and I miss them a lot!
I would like nothing better! WE would like nothing better! And you could look into the eyes of a wolf once again! HooOOOOOooOOOOOWWWWWWWWWwwwwwwwLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!
and he could howl and shock the beejuzus out of the coyotes!
Nothing beats wolfing around with Wolfie!!
Wolves are awesome to be around and so loyal!
The nature in the photos are beautiful.
I am so glad you enjoyed it and cheers to you~
Even more beckoning when you’ve been sitting in front of a computer screen all day!
I wonder how many human problems could at least be alleviated if people spent at least several hours every day out in nature? And had more vacation time like people in Europe!
I’m sure they would be alleviated to some extent. It’s especially important, I firmly believe, for kids to spend unorganized time out in nature. Don’t get me started on that . . . ; )
……agree with both points!
In our wonderful world of nature! Cheers to you and thank you~
Gorgeous photos! Eden IS calling! 🙂
It truly is and we are wise to heed the call!! 🙂
A beautiful call of nature!
So glad and cheers to you~
Looks Eden like for sure – are there mosquitos? The flower in the last photo looks other worldly!
There were some mosquitos that drove me inside in the evenings!
Exquisite compositions, Cindy, bravo!
Beautiful Cindy. You might check out Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park just south of Carmel in Big Sur Cali.
The Big Sur area is the most beautiful in California. We have been through Pfieffer as we visit Big Sur every few years and can never get enough of it. Haven’t been for a couple years now and want to go back~
So yes then, you know of the beauty I speak. <3
I can sense the calm and almost smell those roses in this beautiful post Cindy. You take us to little slices of heaven.
Awww, so glad and cheers to you Pauline!
Yes, Nature hitting us with her beauty again. lovely post my farawayfriend x
Nature rocks! Cheers to you my friend~
Mentally, looking at the pics, you took me there, Cindy. Loved it. 🙂 Hugs!
Oh good! I keep wanting you to visit cuz, so I am glad you did!! 😉
Lovely Cindy! If you replaced some of those grassy meadows with vineyards it would look a bit like home. 🙂 x
Yep! It would. glorious France and lucky Lea!
Thank you Cindy! Yet somehow I don’t think France has seen the last of you. Indeed, I am very fortunate.
Such beauty! Love these! What is that last flower?
Thank you Linda and It’s an artichoke~
Well, go figure! 😀
Eden is where heart is and your photography! 🙂
Awwwww, you are such a good friend! <3 <3
Wonderful photos! 🙂
Very peaceful looking.
like a eden…
So glad! <3
Your choices of words, lending serenity to their visual reality of beauty in nature, is truly a gift, Cindy!
You are so kind Robin! Cheers to you~
The thistle and the wild artichoke were also beautiful details in a peaceful setting along a creek. I enjoyed “taking this walk,” today, all over again! Smiles, Robin
I am so glad you came along! You made it so much more enjoyable~
Stunning photos and place! 🙂
Happy you enjoyed!
I sure wish I had those wild artichokes close by… we have wild rhubarb though up at our cabin site by an old railroad. We pick them in late August and September when their ripe and mix with strawberries, make jams and pies and struddles… love the stuff…. but wish I had some of those nice artichokes… I’ll assume at the right time their edible variety? beautiful area… too 🙂
Yes, they need to be picked earlier. I would love the berry rhubarb pie!!! Yum~
I walked it’s path, smelled its fragrant air, got lost in moments of bliss with its sights, felt its healing crystal waters beneath my feet because you help us find its path and entrance door. Thanks for bringing Eden for so many today.
Awwww, so happy you came along and cheers to you~
Liebe Cindy wunderschöne Blumen Bilder super fotografiert einen schönen Mittwoch wünscht dir Klaus in Freundschaft
Vielen danke Klaus! Freundschaft. Grube Cindy
The brightness is dazzling, even in the shade, Cindy 🙂
Glad you were dazzled my friend~
Hi Cindy…I just love your blog and so I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! It is okay if you can’t accept it…I just want you to know that I really do appreciate all that you do! 🙂
Awwwww, so incredibly kind and very affirming. Thank you so much~
I just love all the TLC you put into your posts….you can tell it is a labor of love!!! 🙂
Much of that is because of the relationships I form with wonderful bloggers like you!
I’ll be right there!
Oh good, I’ll wait for you……..
Outstanding pics, but love the way you sequenced them into a short, yet powerful message.
How kind of you and thank you!!!
Sky, sun , water , plants , flowers – all the elements of nature in perfect harmony !
Beautiful shots as well.
We have so many eden’s waiting for us don’t we Uthan, it’s just a question of getting outside and protecting them! Thank you my friend~
We had so many artichokes on the bush in our allotment, that we couldn’t eat them all. Now there are huge artichoke “thistles” growing. They look very pretty, although totally inedible.
The thistles are so beautiful though, you can just look at them. They also make stunning, long lasting floral arrangements~
Out of interest, how long do they last? Can they be used as dried flowers in an arrangement and, if so, do they maintain their colour? The reason I’m asking this, Cindy, is that we need some blue flowers in particular as part of some arrangements to celebrate a festival in September. Our artichoke thistles might solve a problem as there aren’t any fresh blue flowers to be found then.
They last for a long time! I’m guessing but maybe up to a month in water. I don’t think they retain their color when fully dry, but it takes ages for them to fully dry, so I would suggest keeping them in a vase and seeing how they look as your festival nears. Also google drying and displaying artichokes and you will probably find people who know more than I…..good luck!
I love that little stone cottage surrounded by all that lush foliage, very rustic! 🙂 Is this somewhere you stayed recently?
Yes, it is Mt. Palomar State Park and the stone cottage is a 1920’s experimental hydro-electric dam!
Never met a woodsy path that didn’t call to me. Eden indeed, Cindy. Thanks for sharing. –Curt
Yes, whenever people are stressed they should get out in the natural world, green places, oceans, lakes. Shrinks spend so much time indoors they may not be aware of how curative this is. Basically people do better when they have regular contact with natural places~
That has been my belief for a long, long time Cindy.
Peace and contentment beckon!
They do indeed! Right outside your door…….
Wow, I need to get out of the city! Great photos, as always!
We all do! Regularly. Cheers to you Rick~
To think I was raised in a town of 1800 people, most of whom lived outside city limits. Main street didn’t even have a caution light, the highway skirted town….now, I haven’t been in the country in three years. Best to you too Cindy!
It sounds like an ideal place to grow up! All I know is that everything is better with me in every way when I am regularly away from crowds, traffic, and in a natural place with plants, animals and trees for company. I like being out on the ocean too, on a boat and always have. Lakes, ponds and rivers work also. People physically and emotionally do better when they have regular experiences with nature. It is grounding and primal.
There is such beauty on the left coast and you capture it in all wonderfully my dear. You are truly talented and highly blessed!
Oh I love it! Left coast and you are a genuinely good person Antionette~
I was also raised ina tiny place.My mother was a REIKI teacher. She took us with her into the forest to play and relax.
I can never forget and I deeply wish, I could go with my mother again
Reiki is amazing and so is your mother otherwise you wouldn’t miss her so much. When you go into the forest, she is there with you. She is probably always with you. As a mother this is what one strives for, to be loved and appreciated. She obviously did a very good job.
That artichoke is gorgeous!
Amazing looking aren’t they!
Stunning location, Cindy. I think I’d feel overdressed wandering in such a paradise, wearing clothes. Maybe fig leaves would be more appropriate. 🙂
Laughing…….some how I always felt sorry for Eve. It is so hard to wear fig leaves in a flattering way!!! 😉
I’ve actually never tried it. 😀
Well, if you do be sure and post it!!!! You would get sooooooo many likes!!! 😉 😉
What a paradise is right. Such vibrant colors. I like your pretty header, too.
Unlike Madonna, I love hydrangeas!!!! Laughing & cheers to you~
Beautiful photos, Cindy. Thank you for the pleasant mountain walk. Glad you’re enjoying yourselves.
Glad you came along & cheers~
Such beautiful pictures.
Awwww, thanks Kev~
What a beautiful place, looks so peaceful.There is indeed peace to be found in nature.
The more time we spend in nature, the better it is for us. Cheers to you & thank you~
Lovely – can just imagine going on this walk. Been too hot been to walk but have walked along the seashore
I heard about your heat wave! Must be truly lovely to walk along the shore in the brilliant sunshine. Looking forward to your fotos!
very calming to view at the day’s end…thank you for sharing your wonderful photography!
Thank you for the appreciation and so glad the calming affect worked!
I think I felt my shoulders relax and my breath get deeper just looking at these pictures. So serne!
Lovely! This is what I hoped for~
So peaceful, Cindy, makes me want to write more. Very inspirational posts and gorgeous photos! Thank you for sharing! xo
Thank you for appreciating!! <3
We have a Palomar observatory in Southern California. Where is your Mt Palomar? I loved walking your forest with you!
That is it! We must be neighbors! 😉
wow, what a fantastic nature and inspirational pictures, Thank you.
Herzlichen Dank für das Zeigen. Sehr sehr schön. Ernst
Vielen danke Ernst! Freundschaft~
Love your photographs, and would be wonderful to walk-I have trouble walking now, but still enjoy nature and do some gardening and watch the birds from my porch. Thank you for stopping by my blog and reading my poem “Oh, Little Butterfly” and 2 of my re blogs.
Welcome and cheers to you! Thank you for the kind words!
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