This afternoon, Josh, Quentin and I took a hike out at Hobbs Conservation Area. It was a warm afternoon, but once we got into the woods, it wasn’t too bad in the shade. The Hidden Diversity Trail has some great trails so we chose one and went for about five miles. It was an awesome trek into the hollow and followed some ridgelines through this portion of the Ozark mountains.
We went about five this afternoon and it was about the time some animals started moving in the woods. We saw two armadillos (the first ones I have seen alive since moving to Arkansas, the rest have been road kill). We also saw a couple of deer.
I am becoming more intrigued with nature as we hike these trails through the mountains. I am always invigorated by the scene of God’s creation. There is an amazing calm in the woods. As the gentle breeze blows through the trees, you can almost sense God’s presence. When we are out on the trail, there are no cares or worries. Just awestruck at the beauty of God.