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Showing posts from December, 2012

calm before the guffaw

dec 2012, ebey state park Calm 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. cartwheel Guffaw 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." A

roads I travel

cobblestones Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. ~ Matsuo Basho Yesterday, the weather forecasted snow beginning early in the morning. As soon as I woke up, I jumped out of bed to look out the window. No snow and it was dry and sunny most of the day. Although, I'm looking forward to the first snow, I was glad for the sunshine:) We missed our long hike over the weekend because of heavy rain, so I was glad to get our short hike in yesterday. The air is starting to bite now. How I've missed that feeling! My husband is barely visible in the second photo as he was further up the trail patiently waiting for me as I took this selfie. saratoga woods, december 2012 I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. ~ John Muir joining roads I travel at 52 photos