These paths are made by walking

There is something lovely about walking through the valley in the morning sunlight after rain.

Especially when the faintly musty nuttiness of early autumn is lightly scenting the air.

I love these green paths, and many of them are our legacy. They weren’t here when we arrived.

Yet they didn’t happen in a day, or even due to mechanical intervention.

They are made over years of walking. By us, the alpacas and the many more-than-human inhabitants of the valley.

What paths are you creating, and who will use them?

Pause. See differently. Re-story 🌿

~ Our paths are a mixture of following tracks laid by others and new clearings. But even the latter takes time to become a green path.