Friday, February 13, 2009


"We all need beauty. Places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike." - John Muir

It pretty much depends upon the daily dose of vitamin D. If the sun is shining, chances are I'm surviving winter. When it's cold and icy? Down right nasty? Then I'm parked in front of the computer searching for cheap flights to Hawaii.

Note how Bad Dog walks politely behind? He's no dummy. Even with snowshoes the going is hard work. Best to leave this trail blazing to KC, the human.

Days like this, I'm not just surviving. I'm thriving. Lovely fresh, untouched powder blanketed our winter wonderland.

This week's Friday Afternoon Club took us deep into the snowy woods on the No Trespassing! trail. I won't tell you where it is, but judging from the tracks it's a pretty popular place.

Lilting from beneath this deep blanket of snow comes the trickling sound of running water. A happy, babbling brook serenades us all along our path.

That's the 1st sign of spring. The second? Tiny buds speckle the branches of all the deciduous trees.

Tired of winter? Perhaps you're looking at things all wrong. A walk in the woods can easily boost your spirits. Quit yer bitchin' and give it a try. :D


KC said...

Yep, it was that gorgeous and your words make it even better. By the way,is it Friday yet?

Anonymous said...

Isn't that the truth!! The quiet of winter is wonderful.