Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
~ GK Chesterton

Monday, April 11, 2016

Evidence of things unseen . . .

Hearing educators say that field trips are a waste is as painful as hearing them say that recess is a waste. Yes, I've personally heard derogatory remarks about both.  Get moving and get into the out-of-doors!

Walking along a river, just where it flows into a lake, we found these sticks with beaver teeth marks. I'm not sure how close the beavers are to this spot, but perhaps we will find out on a future visit.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Fun Discovery

It's a fairy door! A magical entrance into this tree, for tiny people!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Visit to the Sheep

I know, I know.  Poor lighting in a barn, the phone camera  -- it's a blurry photo.

Still.  That face!

Monday, April 4, 2016


Ordinarily, I do not like Canadian Geese. They are so cranky. I fear them, when they get aggressive: running at me, wings spread, hissing beaks. Ugh. Just, no.

Still, I thrilled to be able to see this couple with their nest! Luckily, I was able to observe them from a bird blind, so there was no question of them becoming territorial about the nesting site. This could be the first time I've ever seen Canadian geese with their nest.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Natural Paths

Confession: I thought my husband was exaggerating, when he spoke of the difference between running on concrete and running on asphalt. What difference could it possibly make?

Well, I had to eat a slice of humble pie. As I work my knee back to health, I've learned that walking surface makes a considerable difference in how my knee feels. A forest or meadow path feels so much better than concrete or asphalt surfaces. Some experts stress the importance of a level walking surface.  However, I've found I can walk a few pain-free miles on a soft and uneven surface, but not even two miles on a paved and flat surface. It will be interesting to see how this changes, the more I heal.

This is from the earlier this week.  That soft path, aaahhhhh . . . . That blue sky!