a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Trekking...

Monday I walked into the snow and mud.  I wanted to remember the last day I explored in 2012.  I needed to reconnect with the land.
I saw beauty in  frozen sand as the rain washed a path through snow.
I captured diamonds in the cedars
and rejoiced that my Lizzy was happy At The Farm.
I visited a frozen pond hidden among the pines.
I reached the highest point on our acreage and enjoyed the view while it gently rained melting much of the remaining snow.  I heard the high-pitched yip that Junior voices when he's on the trail of a rabbit. 

The Bald Eagles weren't around or they had flown away with the first sound of our approach.  A Blue Heron took flight from the pond too fast for my camera or me to see well.  The crows cawed telling the world I and the dogs were here.  
Bird song filled the air but the dog pack had them uneasy so they stayed high and safe from the marauding bunch that traveled with me.
I had lost track of time.  I headed down  to the valley that has cradled our family for five generations.  It felt good to be home again.

19 comments:

Buttons said...

Oh Gail you know I was hanging on every word and pic this would be where I would love to explore with you. To have all that beauty in your family loved and protected for all those generations is a wonderfully amazing thing. Hug B

Sandra said...

i wish i could have walked this with you, that frozen pond is amazing and beautiful. i really enjoyed our walk

TexWisGirl said...

soul filling.

Candilynn Fite said...

Oh my. Your pictures are lovely, Gail. Thank you so much for sharing. :)

Primitive Stars said...

Oh Gail, how beautiful is your land, love the pictures you captured.....soothing, Francine.

Irene said...

You did a good deed sharing those moments of happiness. xox

Mary Ann said...

Loved this look into your farm's winter beauty... and the dog's pictures... heartwarming despite the cold.

Jenean said...

I have to get my nature fix every morning...or the day does not bode well .

Michaele said...

What a soulful walk.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Beautifully said. blessings, marlene

LindaG said...

Loved the post and pictures, Gail. Glad you took some time out for you. ♥

Lynne said...

You are my kind of gal . . . sometimes a trek solves it all . . .

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Soul cleansing- love to walk my land..

Red Nomad OZ said...

Your 2nd shot is a real natural abstract! I love it!

carolina nana said...

What a beautiful view from your highest point. Looks like a wonderful place for a peaceful walk.
Blessings,
Marilyn

Far Side of Fifty said...

Nice walk! I enjoyed it! :)

SaucyKod said...

Remember that feeling you lost a while back; I think you found it again on this walk, on your way back home. I felt it very strongly in this message. Now you know that peaceful feeling in your heart and sureness in your mind, right. I loved this writing best of all.

Pat said...

thanks for sharing your walk with me. It was beautiful but looked cold. Fortunately I was able to enjoy it while sitting here in my pajamas, drinking hot tea, and being snug as a bug in a rug. Thanks!

Sue said...

What a blessing.

=)

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