what better way to celebrate mother's day than by honoring mother earth.
it's been a while since we've gone on a family hike, and it was really pure bliss.
a water song played the entire time as we danced around the rippling stream.
there were a variety of bugs and blossoms, rock walls and fungal outcroppings.
the swimming hole was a beautiful aquamarine, with a gentle waterfall flowing into it.
i waded around the waters, but it was too cold to dive headlong into the deep center, tempted though i was.
i came out of it feeling better than i have in over two weeks (i've been suffering a horrible malaise). and i was reminded of what really matters. when it all comes down to it, mother earth is queen.