My posts have definitely ramped up over the past few weeks in relations to hiking and nature which I have been extremely passionate about as of late. Personally, I think it’s the fall colors and weather that is getting to me which obviously is not a problem at all. Whether it has become my interest in photography that has gotten into me or what, but the fall colors seem to just be different this year.
Why do I think it is different. Other than the fact that it hasn’t been extremely hot this past month that sometimes New Jersey can fall into, the colors of the leaves just feel more vibrant. On my walk to the train every morning, I walk through a path of trees that have the bright yellow and orange colors of the leaves on it.
Hiking with a breeze and a path filled with leaves has attributed to this as well. If you haven’t been able to get out and explore the gift that fall gives, please go out and do so before that window of beautiful weather closes out in the coming months with winter approaching.
My opinions are of course biased on how I view nature vs urban lifestyle, but it is so different. Even though I work 40 hours a week in New York City, I could never find myself living there. Yes, the concrete jungle has a lot more going on and some views of the skyline are great, but it lacks color. Everyone needs some color somewhere in their lives.
Breathing in fresh air and watching the leaves change colors are a blessing to witness. During lunch time, I try to find spots where I can relax and enjoy the outdoors. The only real spot that I have found is a tiny park near my building which happens to be located next to the Hudson River. Although it is relaxing in this area, it lacks that fall smell and vibrant colors that I have mentioned.
Everything is artificial in New York. For the most part, you don’t really get to experience the beauties of the fall if you are located in the city. That is why I have determined I will never leave the type of area that I live in now. I want a home that has a nice, green backyard located next to places that I can go outside and truly enjoy the outdoors.
Currently, I live in a neighborhood surrounded by the Ramapo Mountains and also on a river. If that isn’t a perfect setting to live for someone who wants to live more “remotely”, then I don’t know what is.
Again, this post is more of a rant on why I love the outdoors so much. Due to my independent personality, I feel like being around beautiful landscapes is something that i will never want to leave.
I would love to hear your thoughts! 🙂