Now that the weather is getting colder most male and worker (female) bumblebees will come to the end of their life and the Queen will hibernate underground until next spring. If you live in the South though some of these queens may create a new nest instead and continue to forage throughout the winter (if there’s food available!) so keep an eye out 🐝👀 #abisbeefacts
“Never to go on trips with anyone you do not love”, - wrote Hemingway, and hardly I can’t argue with that. If it is possible. “...If there are none, then travel alone”, said in Dhammapada. And again, hardly I would argue.
There was a time when I didn’t understand that and even was afraid of that. Some of my friends are wondering - how can I travel on my own? Especially to such countries as Peru, Indonesia, Zimbabwe or South Africa (or Russia, LOL :) But it turned out that, like many other sides of life, for the first time it is scared, but the more you try the more you like it. Why?
I can relax totally. When you are on your own, it is much easier to get rid of improper thoughts and emotions, from accustomed problems and troubles, from boring people and habitual obligations. On the other words, I can recall who I am, understand where I am staying and what is really mine but what is imposed on me from outside.
I am solely responsible for my trip. And if I have forgotten the number of parking space where I left my car, forget some documents or missed my flight, it will be it is only my problem, and nobody will blow my brain.
I am free in planning my time. I can spend all the day observing whales or penguins not feeling remorse. If I don’t want to rush - I can go at a snail's pace, but when I want I can drive until my head falls to the wheel.
I am free in planning my route. If I was going to go to Pretoria but than suddenly decide to turn to Cape Town - I easily can do that. And again, my brain will remain unblown. I can lose my way and try to find it as long as I like. It's one of my favourite travel entertainment because the most interesting things come up when I stray. But so far I didn’t meet someone who in such case can feel the same emotions as me🤷♀️ I am opened to the World. Someone told that “When you travel alone you are never alone” - and it was damn right. You can meet hundreds of creatures walking the same trails as you; they are strangers and soulmates at the same time, and you can communicate with them as much as you want. If you want.
Traveling alone I have my freedom. I have my choice. I have my road. I am never alone.
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Is it natural human instinct to just follow every path you find, or is it just me? 😅🏃🏻♂️
Shout out to @__keepingupwithlia for always coming through with ‘behind the scenes’ shots 📸
Also, This was during our recent hike in Providence canyon last week. This cold weather has kept us inside, but I think its time to hit the trails again and explore some more! 🤙🏼