Let’s Take a Walk

The sun is rising; birds are singing their finest songs. C’mon, let’s take a walk. We’re on one of the nearby trails that I use regularly. IMG_8208This is my sweet girl, Gemma, who accompanies me on my walks. Isn’t she beautiful? Beautiful and gentle with children, a wonderful protector, and the best ball retriever you’ll ever meet!IMG_8206Everywhere I look there are things to marvel about. Notice the shape of this graceful oak’s branches.IMG_8214And the vibrant greens of the moss and ferns growing on this large rock.IMG_8209This touched my heart and put a smile on my face. Here’s a memory bench that I’ve walked by every week, but today, dozens of pastel colored tulips planted behind it on the hillside are blooming and brightening everyone’s day! IMG_8204I didn’t know this woman, but I know she was so loved.IMG_8212So lovely! Such a special tribute.IMG_8202This area of the trail is in a lot of shade and is still wet from rains we had three days ago.IMG_8210IMG_8128Did you see the nest cradled in the tree branches in the photo above? And just look at all the newly unfurled spring leaves. I hope the nest is full of eggs. I’ll have to check in regularly as I walk by.IMG_8124A few miles in the freshness of the early morning… I can’t think of a better way to start my day. Thanks for coming along.

Love Messages

I’d been up last night quite a bit with some troubles tumbling around in my head, and upon waking in the morning, the worries were still there at the forefront of my mind. I dressed and then leashed up my furry walking companion for our morning walk, hoping I could find some answers or clear my head a bit. The morning was beautiful and I started to feel a bit better as we walked briskly on one of our usual routes.

Lo and behold, right in front of me, throughout the walk I began to see messages. Love messages, I’ll call them. Just when I needed them.IMG_7961IMG_8108IMG_8109IMG_8110IMG_8118Surely this doesn’t solve my problems, but I assure you, it helped immensely and put a smile on my face. Things will be alright. We’ll get through this. Messages received (all of them!) with a grateful heart!