IMG_0238After work we met at a restaurant which was next to an old growth forest here in Oregon. As the sun was starting to set in the distance I could feel the strength and power of these ancient trees and giant rocks covered with moss that surrounded them. As I gazed upon their beauty it was like I was actually being drawn in like the calling of an old Indian tribe who once thrived in these mountains. As much as I would have loved to walk those same paths as the ancients once did I realized that with the setting sun I may vanish into the darkness never to return to my modern world and slowly backed away from this wonder.


We ate dinner at the Stone Cliff Inn and enjoyed the sounds and sights of the Clackamas River just below our table on the outside balcony. After we all ate and walked back to the parking lot I noticed the bright full moon in the distance and turned once again to the forest to see the visions of moon shadows dancing upon the landscape before me. What lure is is that pulls me into this forest I don’t know, but there is something here that is so significant here that film makers used these same grounds to produce a film called Twilight. The must of felt the same primal energy that I felt as I stood upon the ground and gazed into this forest.

With a late dinner I notice that my blood sugar is off once again this morning, but I know that I will be returning to a regular schedule once again tomorrow and things will be OK.

Blood Sugar- 113, Weight- 180.0



About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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13 Responses to Twilight

  1. Bridgette's Digits says:

    Beautiful pics.

  2. Restaurants are great but a shame not to explore the forest

  3. New Journey says:

    I am pretty sure it was the beast in you wanting to get back to nature….you need to go back and explore the woods….its wonderful when something calls your inner being to life…..and what a lovely place to have dinner….kat

  4. Great photos! Truly one of the most beautiful places.

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