Lessons I learned from trees, take two

Spring is about to burst upon us!

As we stress over being stuck inside and away from each other (not to mention the cause of said isolation), I thought this post might be worth a rerun 🙂

I am always happy out in nature. I can see the sunrise turning an opalescent pink, spread across the horizon and kissing clouds on the way to work and inhale that beauty, bringing calm to start my day. But I have a particular affection for trees.

I love being in a forest, and lag behind everyone else snowmobiling as I take in the trees. I love texture, and trees have tons of that. Craggy bark, smooth bark, light bark, dark bark, curling bark. And leaves! Smooth, fringey, delicately shaped or large and bold, with varying shades of green. In the fall I truly am a distracted driver when all the gorgeous burgundys, oranges and golds appear.

The variety of trees living and growing side by side is a lesson in itself for us.

don’t be afraid to be the first one to change
-or maybe-
don’t be afraid to stand out

as Jeff Goldblum likes to say, life will find a way.
Even after falling or being cut down, these trees continue to put out fresh growth each year.

trees are full of hope as they renew each spring — this beauty is from today’s walk
You can’t always get what you want
I love birch trees. The color, delicate leaves, curling bark. My town is littered with birch, I took this picture less than half a mile from my house.
However, I don’t have any birch trees on my property

you can thrive anywhere, regardless of your surroundings
unique beauty comes from adversity

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“Hey, is that a tushie???”
Humor can be found anywhere

Postcards from the Trail

Daisy and I went for a walk this morning, I was just going to do about a mile, to the end of our road and back. Halfway to the end of our road, I decided we might as well as go down the big hill to check on the construction. They decided the bridge at the bottom of the hill needed to be replaced.  The bridge is really an overgrown culvert, so when they blocked off the hill so that our dirt road became the detour route, I didn’t think it would take too long. Three weeks of zipping cars and lumbering dump trucks later, I thought I would check in on the progress.

Daisy had a great time!! As soon as we hit the tar road we met some neighbors from up on the hill walking down to inspect the road work with their dog. After some initial excitement, we all continued down the hill. It doesn’t look good for getting our road back anytime soon. But on the way home we met our garbage lady–Daisy thought she smelled awesome. Then we met the new tenants in the house up the road. Of course Daisy loved everyone. And everyone loved Daisy.

Since we were walking I got to take pictures of everything I see when I am running and don’t want to stop. It worked out well for everyone: I got to take pictures and Daisy got to sniff while I did 🙂

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 sun was just clearing the trees as we came back up the hill

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                                 i love the textures of fall, especially the grasses

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 daisy was pretty sure the barrel was going to attack her.
after the wet grass and dirt road, she had mud-locks
on her legs, she went straight into the tub!

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stone cairns left by the road crew that widened our road last month;
like Stonehenge i am sure they mean something, i am just not
sure what

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my road looks so nice in the early morning, between the hush and the light

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