Walking in the Sunshine



Sunshine.

Warm air.

Blue skies.

Dirt paths.

The sound of the breeze in the trees.

The swift darting flight of swallows overhead.



The possibilities of a new walk discovered. Should we take this path or that? The woods or the water? How long? How far? Do we care?

Watching my daughter sit in the grass with her eyes closed and listen, just listen, to the sounds of nature all around her.



Letting the stresses and strains of the week drain away.

Once again getting pulled into a conversation about which dog we encounter is the cutest.

 Sitting on some rocks by the side of the water and eating the snacks we had fortuitously packed in our bags.


Watching the swan glide peacefully across the water. We think he was guarding his mate nesting on one of the tiny islands.

Finally heading home at peace with ourselves and the world.

If only all days involved walking in the sunshine.

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  1. Beautiful photographs. Looking at them and reading your post made me feel calmer. I love swamps. I don't know what it is about them. Maybe because they're so full of life, despite looking like ruins.

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    1. Thank you. I am glad you enjoyed it. The swamps are definitely full of life. We could hear all the frogs croaking as we walked by.

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  2. Like Joan, I felt calmer after reading your gorgeous post.

    It's overcast and sitting at the freezing mark here, but I did spend a couple of minutes this morning standing across the road from the bay and deep breathing all those positive ions from the salt water. :-)

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    1. Thank you. Living across from a bay sounds wonderful. I love the smell of salt water.

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  3. Lovely. I don't think I've ever seen a swamp before. We enjoyed a similar day but the dirt tracks were hilly and the water was in the distance.

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    1. This was a relatively flat walk which is unusual in my area. I was glad though. Sometimes I get tired of all the ups and downs walks seem to entail! I am glad you had an equally relaxing day.

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  4. Gorgeous! Love the photos and your reflective words - just lovely. This winter has been far too long. I'm glad you're starting to feel some sunshine on your face; I sure am welcoming it.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. Things are starting to bloom around here and it makes a world of difference, doesn't it?

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