Douglas H. Wheelock

@Astro_Wheels

Test Pilot; NASA Astronaut: STS-120 & ISS-25; Space Station Commander; Aspiring Poet; Inspired by quiet moments, kindness and the power of the spoken word.

A well-worn trail through the woods of my youth.  I must have run on this trail 10,000 times through the years.  Several times during the storms of my life, my mind came back here to this trail, to these forests.  Took this photo today on my walk.  The smell of the leaves, the dirt, the trees is overwhelming.  It is without question what I missed the most during my 6 months in space...the sweet smell of the Earth.

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1139 days ago

A well-worn trail through the woods of my youth. I must have run on this trail 10,000 times through the years. Several times during the storms of my life, my mind came back here to this trail, to these forests. Took this photo today on my walk. The smell of the leaves, the dirt, the trees is overwhelming. It is without question what I missed the most during my 6 months in space...the sweet smell of the Earth.

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VickyPitsiou 1093 days ago

Τhis photo is so beautiful ,reminds me the forest where i live .

meca_man 1132 days ago

nice !

AnaMSanPer 1135 days ago

Hummm... nice

KathrinBrehm 1138 days ago

Beautiful (;

Kikucchi 1138 days ago

you make a compelling case that we take for granted of earthly beauties & gifts... ahhh... the smell of woods (^o^)

Daniel_Craig 1138 days ago

Nice ;-)

WildJazie 1139 days ago

My walks before 6AM are the party time for my 4 senses.

silvertabbyJun 1139 days ago

Very beautiful and sensitive sight--- you would like also Japanese autumn.

Geshiela 1139 days ago

tis for the same reason i love the mountains..i love hearing the crunch of crispy leaves underneath my feet..

callerofwar 1139 days ago

Wooded rails, corn fields, down by the creek, hiking hills on snowy days ;) So sweet indeed.

CleytonKaio 1139 days ago

Such a beautiful place, I wish I could live somewhere like that.