As a child we move often, so I wasn't into making friends. I found solitude in studying the things around me in nature. Many times just setting on a rock and being still. I could sit for hours. I felt as though I was part of nature and I was. It never mattered if it was hot, cold, raining or dry.
As much as I love nature and being in it, I love the Creator most! I have been a survivalist before it became a popular tv show. In loving the intricate details of nature and the peace I found on my excursions into it led me to God. My backpacking and caving have ceased because of my health, but my heart jumps every time I step into the forest etc.