Take A Breath
I’m fortunate to live in the country surrounded by hundreds of acres of verdant, Douglas fir forest. Bordered by a river on one side and a creek on the other, a multitude of trails meander through this wilderness area. Every day, winter and summer, I walk, cross-country ski, or snowshoe in the forest along with my dog.
All manner of wild animals inhabit this green space, and over the years, I’ve had encounters with many. It’s not unusual to see a bear wandering through the bush foraging for food, or a coyote hunting mice or rabbits. Deer hide in the trees, and eagles, hawks and ravens soar overhead.
We even have a moose, who for the past eight years has visited our yard in November, to munch on, and destroy, our composts. It’s a family celebration when ‘Fred’ makes his annual appearance. He stays for a few weeks and then vanishes into the woods again.
Last week I came across two spotted owls roosting in a tall fir tree. These magnificent birds are endangered due to habitat loss and are found hundreds of miles south of us. To see these rare creatures up close was a miracle.
Being out in the forest, surrounded by nature, away from the noise and stench of the city soothes my soul and makes me realize how lucky I am to live in such a place. Whether you live surrounded by forests, or visit the neighborhood park, take a moment, breathe and enjoy this beautiful world.
How do you recharge?
About The Author
C.B. Clark has always loved reading, especially romances, but it wasn’t until she lost her voice for a year that she considered writing her own romantic suspense stories. She grew up in Canada’s Northwest Territories and Yukon. Graduating with a degree in Anthropology and Archaeology, she has worked as an archaeologist and an educator, teaching students from the primary grades through the first year of college. She enjoys hiking, canoeing, and snowshoeing with her husband and dog near her home in the wilderness of central British Columbia.
Check out C.B. Clarks’s latest release:
My Brother’s Sins
Ryan Marshall’s kid brother had always been trouble. Now, his brother wants Ryan, ex-DEA agent, to protect the woman he loves from a notorious, Mexican drug cartel.
The second Ryan lays eyes on Hallie Harkins, he knows he’s made a mistake. Hallie’s blonde beauty and stubborn grit tempt him like no woman ever has. It’s all he can do to keep his hands off her…and his heart intact.
Hallie’s worst fears are realized when the man she expects to meet, vanishes. In his place, a disturbingly attractive stranger appears, claiming he’s been sent to protect her. Can she trust him? Or is he working with her pursuers?
Following an attempt on Hallie’s life, she and Ryan join forces, embarking on a perilous mission of danger and desire taking them from rural Montana to the sunny shores of Acapulco Bay, and into the clutches of a ruthless killer.
Will they survive the mission together and find love in each other’s arms?
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