Thanks to the generosity of a wonderful client Bill and I were able to take a getaway weekend to Lake Santeetlah with some close friends this weekend.
After a relaxing morning enjoying the views, (I’ll share more later about “Heaven’s Hideaway” the vacation home where we stayed), Saturday we decided to head over to Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest for some hiking. Only about a 20 minute drive from the “cabin” it’s a must see for anyone visiting the area.
A peaceful segue from the pressures of life, accessing the park you wind through the mountains and along a noisy creek before arriving at the parking area. Grab your camera and enjoy this beautiful old-growth forest with over 100 species of trees, many over 400 years old.
Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest was named for the American Writer and Poet who died in World War 1 at the age of 31. He is best known for his poem "Trees".
I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
Thank you again to our host for sharing her home!
Bill and Cyndi