Observations After an Evening Walk

Yesterday, early in the evening, just before twilight I decided to take a walk around the property. I wanted exercise but also to spend time outdoors. It always helps me relax when I walk around in nature, making observations. 


Looking up from the bottom of the upper driveway.


After relaxing on the swing for a few minutes, I moved to a rocking chair. As I sat and listened, thought and wrote in a small notebook, this poem was the result. 


Late Day Observations


Resting from my walk

I’m rocking on the porch swing

Birds sing as stream flows


In stillness I wait

For something. I’m not sure what

Silence is broken


Noise of passing cars

Dogs bark, birds call, a horn blares

Where is the silence


Sun is hanging low

A bright sphere burning like fire

Darkness will come soon


Silence comes again

But only for a moment

A dog laps water


More cars round the curve

Then comes silence once again

Stream meanders on




My time was cut short as darkness was falling fast and I was needed inside. But since spring is here with warmer weather, there will be many other opportunities to spend outside.

Psalm 141:2 (CSB)

May my prayer be set before you as incense, the raising of my hands as the evening offering.


I’m linking up with: #Grace&Truth, #FreshMarketFriday, #TuneInThursday

20 thoughts on “Observations After an Evening Walk

  1. I look forward to when the hummingbirds return and I can enjoy my quiet time on the back porch as the sun comes up :). It’s still in the 30s in the morning, and pitch black during my quiet time.

    1. I love hummingbirds. I should remember to get a feeder up this year on the porch. 🙂 It’s cool here in the morning but not down to the 30s. 🙂 I love quiet times on the porch. Blessings to you, Anita!

  2. I love to be outside and observe nature as well. I’m kind of limited right now to those rare Saturdays when I can take the afternoon and go to the lake to sit outside in God’s creation. Praying this year, I will find more margin to go do just that!

    1. It’s so nice to observe nature. It never gets boring. I will pray that you have the opportunity to spend more time outdoors this year. Blessings to you!

    1. Oh such beautiful thoughts and images Gayl. And the Scripture you included with it all speaks such encouraging thoughts to me. Sometimes it’s just the raising of our hands in the silence that is such a deep praise to the Lord. Blessings and love to you!

  3. Silence…Silence…Silence…seeking for silence!!! Thank you Gayl for the cute poem 🙂
    I can feel the lines..I thoroughly enjoyed it
    And thanks a lot for the pic too..

  4. What an oasis of beautiful soul refreshment you have provided here, Gayl! I love the way silence is speaking to you through your gentle observations. Your poem conjures up the way earth seems to hold her breath at dusk and we are invited into a slowed, reflective state of mind
    and heart. And your images are truly restful as well. Lovely! Blessings and love to you, dear friend! xoxo

    1. Thank you so much, Joy! You always leave words that are so encouraging to me when you comment. What a blessing! I’m glad you found rest as you visited here. Blessings and love to you, too, dear friend! xoxo

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