WinterPosted: January 7, 2012
Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.
~ Pietro Aretino
Most of the snow is gone now. The first photo is from my walk back to the woods here at Breezy Acres a day or two after our first big snow of the season. The warm (for January) sunny days have banished most of the signs of winter.
You can still find patches of snow and ice here and there. The pond remains icy on the surface, but I’m not going to show you that right now. (If you REALLY want to see a photo of the pond, visit my small stone for today here.) M and I went for hike at nearby Quail Hollow State Park this morning and I’d rather show you some of that.
It’s been a gorgeous day with lots of sunshine. The light in the forest was amazing, almost a little magically misty from the thawing of the snow and ice.
The trails at Quail Hollow are very familiar to us. We’ve walked them many times. Yet it looks different to me each time we visit.
Today’s hike took us almost twice as long as usual. I’m still easing back into things so I took my time. Plus it was so lovely out there I saw no reason to race through the woods just to finish the hike. Where’s the fun in that? Unless, of course, your purpose is a cardio workout. Then you should speed along fast enough to get your heart rate up.
That’s it from the Bogs for today. Thank you for stopping by and joining M and me on our hike. I’ll bring you some more photos from Quail Hollow over the next few days.
Letting Go: Of the need to hurry, hurry, hurry. I think all that rushing around speeds up time. I’m going to practice slow living for a while.