W^2 – restorative

W^2 or W squared for Wordless Wednesday, December 15, 2021

The lake has a layer of ice in the background, winter is near, Herrick Lake Forest Preserve Wheaton, IL December 11, 2021, 3:25 PM

Saturday afternoon Fern and I took a walk at our local forest preserve. It was the first time in while she and I stepped out together on a hike. I couldn’t find my gloves, it was very windy, and my fingers were cold holding the leash and my new hiking stick. Temperatures last Saturday were above freezing, but when we passed the south end of the lake, we could see a crust of ice coating the surface. I did learn one thing, don’t use a hiking stick with Fern on a leash.

It was a good walk to clear the head, move the legs, and breath some fresh air. Like so many things in life, I just to make time for them. Restorative.

There are six days, counting today, until school is out for winter. The solstice arrives in five. It’s going to be an amazing day and it’s already begun. Making the Days Count, one day at a time, working on ways to restore, refresh, and move. Peace.

Where did you go for your most recent walk? Please share.

7 thoughts on “W^2 – restorative

  1. Dude. That is such a good photo. It totally feels like that’s a place for restorative happenings. Outdoors does that. School is already out over here and we got about two weeks to do some refreshing 🙂 sending you some energy and good vibes for the last few days of work. Making the days count! 🙂

    1. Thank you. I enjoy my walks in the forest preserves and I am glad that I’ve started using them. I used to put my headphones and listen to a podcast or music or even make a phone call or two when I walked. But in the past couple of years I have unplugged and started listening to the sounds around me. Deep in the pandemic it was much quieter with the wind and birds making up most of the sound. But as life has returned to pre-CoVid levels the sounds are traffic and aircraft flying over and an occasional siren. But when I listen carefully, I hear the world – the wind and the natural world. Thanks for stopping in and stay well and safe. Peace.

    1. Patricia, thank you for stopping in and saying – hey! Last Saturday was a beautiful day here, but an awful day down south of here as people woke up to see the devastation of the storms that blew up Friday night. It was great to get out and move this legs. It’s sunny and cold here and a long walk in the woods and paths is on the list for the day. Stay safe and well. Peace.

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