The snow came down for hours yesterday - silent, soft flakes. I'm tired of the snow, but it still works it's magic. You can't help but feel the world is enchanted for those few, quiet hours when everything's covered in a pillow of pristine powder.
This fall is the best fall. Today is the best day. I went on a meandering walk through my neighborhood this afternoon and discovered the loveliest views. It's 65 and sunny. Neighbors are raking leaves, listening to music, and taking walks. The roads are quiet and the squirrels are out in crowds stocking up for … Continue reading a beautiful day in the neighborhood
Gray days always bring out the most beautiful hues in nature. The bad and the good balance out in the end. (My neighbor stole that dog from its negligent owner's backyard.)
Every morning I open the bedroom curtain just a bit to let more light in to do my makeup. This morning, I looked out and exclaimed, Oh my gosh!, waking up Daniel on accident. A blanket of snow covered every horizontal surface, including my car. They predict another snowfall this evening. Tomorrow may be my … Continue reading snow day
or, Why Walks are the Best After taking Daniel to school on Monday afternoon, I looked about me on the drive home and realized suddenly that it was a beautiful day. We had about a week and a half of weird, dreary weather; it messed with my mood - everything felt stagnant. But Monday was … Continue reading by a different route
It seems we're addicted to walks, at least during this curiously warm week in the quiet days before regular life demands our attention again. On Monday, I went for a walk by myself to clear my head, twisting and turning through residential roads. There's been some drama - and some loss - in my circle … Continue reading walks
A new friend invited me to join her and a pal for a mid-morning walk on the Saunders-Monticello Trail yesterday. The trail was developed by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation in the late '90s to provide a scenic route and recreational opportunities on the way to Monticello, Jefferson's estate. The landscape showcases plant species native to … Continue reading Saunders-Monticello Trail