Thursday Travels: Leaving the Glasgow Lakes Look-Off TrailPosted: March 7, 2013
Now that we’ve had a little rest on that rock just to the right, it’s time to make our way back. We have other trails to hike since this one turned out to be under water.
Looped trails are nice, but I like having to go back the way we came. It gives me an opportunity to look at the trail from a different perspective.
If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.
~ Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden
If we are always arriving and departing, it is also true that we are eternally anchored. One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.
~ Henry Miller
In the Bogs today, winter is calling the shots with a few snow flurries here and there. Spring will make a play for territory this weekend, followed by another bout of winter next week if the predictions are correct.
Are you wondering what happened with the detox diet? Well.
I got off to a good start, but things fell apart by the weekend when we traveled south to visit with our granddaughters. Getting back on track this week has not been easy for a variety of reasons. I finally decided to aim for two of the detox meals per day. I have the ingredients and like the recipes so it’s no great hardship other than finding the time to prepare the food.
I’d almost forgotten about the butterflies! When M and I exited the woods to have a look at Paquette Lake, there were several butterflies dancing around the trail. These three landed and huddled together for a little while.
I felt as though I’d entered a magical realm. Or one of the world’s most beautiful gardens.
For what you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing: it also depends on what sort of person you are.
~ C. S. Lewis, The Magician’s Nephew
It’s time to leave the Glasgow Lakes Look-Off Trail and Paquette Lake. I hope to someday return, during a drier season, and finish the hike we started last June.
Thank you for joining me on another Thursday Travels. Next week we’ll be stopping for a picnic lunch at a lovely water-side location. The food will be so-so (because it was off-season and finding good things to eat wasn’t easy), but the scenery will be grand.
I wanna make a jigsaw puzzle that’s 40,000 pieces. And when you finish it, it says ‘go outside.’
~ Dimitry Martin
Have a delightful day, evening, night… whenever and wherever you are on the spectrum of time. And if you have the time and opportunity, go outside! There is, as Macy Gray sings, Beauty in the World.
- Thursday Travels: Glasgow Lakes Look-Off (bogsofohio.wordpress.com)
- Thursday Travels: More from the Glasgow Lakes Look-Off Trail (bogsofohio.wordpress.com)