|dec 2012, ebey state park|
We both wanted to take a long hike then go to our favorite cafe on the island for our anniversary day. With rain forecasted, the only specific plan we set for that day was the "wait and see" plan.
When we woke up that day, I noticed the clouds were starting to dissipate, so we drove out to our usual hiking spot. We were the only ones in the forest. After the two hour hike, we went down to the rocky beach and watched the seagulls dip and curve through the strong winds.
Although, the hikes are quiet and calming, giving each of us time to sort through our thoughts and recover our equilibrium; half the time is spent laughing at each other or at the silly jokes we tell. That's our way of celebrating our day together.
A few weeks ago, I told my husband I'm going to do some cartwheels for a self-portrait. He laughed a nervous laugh and said, "well, o.k. you've got insurance coverage." As I was setting up my camera, he added "Can you do a cartwheel?"
Now I hadn't thought of that. Isn't it all about the inertia? And yes, it had been a long time since I did one. As I was in mid-revolution, with feet reaching for the sky and hands planted on the ground, I felt a mix of exhilaration and fear. The same kind of feelings that come with riding a roller coaster.
We laughed hysterically at the above photo and my husband nicknamed it frog landing.
joining all is calm for 52 photos
and Celebrate for In the Picture