There are so many outdoor activities available at this time of the year that we sometimes have trouble enjoying them all.
As the seasons change, perhaps Spring offers the most opportunity for outdoor fun. I am sure that the winter sports fanatics would argue differently. I do enjoy ice fishing but skiing is not my thing. Everyone has their own special outdoor “things” that they like to do.
For some simply being outdoors reading a book, sunning, or relaxing is enough. Others feel a need to mountain climb, boat, or explore. Everyone enjoys something about the outdoors.
One of my hunting Buddies keeps track of the first day of bow season. For him, nothing else matters. I must admit that two weeks in the Montana Mountains chasing bugling elk with a bow is amazing but so are many other outdoor things.
In early spring, mosquitoes are not abundant but watch out for ticks. Days are getting longer but spring showers can change your plans. Turkeys gobble early but other hunting seasons have ended. No two sunrises or sunsets are the same. Meteors, constellations, and the night sky are free of charge.
As we age, we mellow. Kinda like a fine wine, aged whiskey, or an old outhouse. Our bodies age and slow which forces us to slow down and really take everything in. Hunting, fishing, camping, boating, hiking, biking, shooting, birdwatching, or whatever else that can be enjoyed outdoors is what we need to do!
The clean air fuels our spirit as we challenge ourselves to venture forth. The Quest is best with great friends and family. Teaching others the outdoor path is a wonderful way to share the adventures. The amazing lessons that are shared around a campfire are priceless. Enjoy the outdoors within the limits that your body and mind allows.
So often, the best things are the most simple. Take time to enjoy the outdoors and embrace your own Eden. It doesn’t matter what you do outdoors as long as you do something. We are mortal just like the trees, critters, and our Earth. Every season is one less in our lives. Go forth and celebrate the outdoors today!
If you snooze, you lose!
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