The weather last Sunday was not ideal for getting out, it was raw and cloudy. And we went for a walk anyway. First, because it gives me blog fodder. Second, because it’s good to get moving. Third, because we’re enjoying finding new places to go together.
Dale suggested a portion of the rail trail in the next town over and I agreed readily. He’s actually done this walk many times while hunting but it was the first time for me.
I was fascinated by this tree. I think it’s a beech tree and all of those knots are amazing. Maybe a little creepy, too? Definitely cool. Not cool was the sofa that someone had dumped next to it.
Not surprisingly, there were cairns. I think we see these more often than not and I love the reminder that someone else walked here . . . someone who took the time to gather stones and pile them up . . . someone who is saying hello . . . look at this and be present.
In this week of amplifying gratitude, I am grateful for these walks with Dale.