As I grow older, I am finding that I search more often for peaceful things, people and experiences.  This clears my mind of clutter, worries, and stress, while nourishing my soul. The outside world becomes less a part of me and my inner world grows richer.

Recently I visited the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania and returned to a place I have visited a few times in the past. It is a beautiful section of woods with a stream located behind a pottery shop and accessed by a small swinging bridge. Sitting by the water becomes a spiritual experience for me. Here are some of the photos and videos which I hope you will enjoy.

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  1. Hi Shirley, I loved these pictures also the video’s they were fantastic. That swinging bridge is amazing.
    Was all that in the Poconos of surrounding areas? Truly enjoyed the pictures & yes they are so peaceful to look at.. Talk to you soon. Jo

    • All the photos were taken in the woods behind the pottery shop located in LaAnna, PA. It was about a five minute walk back to the area where I sat and stared at the stream for about 30 minutes. A really beautiful place! Glad you liked them, Jo!

  2. Enjoyed your pictures very much. Just glancing at them, brought me some relaxation and I could hear the water speaking to me. It’s so nice to discover these special places that do enrich your inner self. Thanks for sharing, Shirley. I’m glad you really enjoyed your trip. 💖 Love, Joy

  3. I can see why you love this area. It’s lovely. Thank you for sharing it with us, Shirley. I needed a bit of a respite this morning. 🙂

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