Monday, April 23, 2007

A Nice Way to Start a Monday Morning

Before work I like to go for a walk in the woods. It's damp in there, but I have the proper foot wear.

These are serious rubber boots and they work well into the cold season with some nice wool socks. I left this morning at about 7 o'clock, just as the sun was coming up.

The woods are just beginning to awaken from their winter sleep, so the trees are bare, but the ground is alive with new shoots and wee flowers. It's a good time to see details that can get lost in the height of summer growth. Don't these fungi look like some feather and fan lace done in a variegated yarn?

This is my rock. I come to it to think, and feel, and cry. I love this rock. It feels like a hand of the mother earth, cupping me and supporting me.

This is the view from the road of Fox Hollow ravine. The street I live on backs onto this ravine and I come here to pick grass and weeds for my guinea pigs to eat. There's nothing much for them yet, they're still living off store bought food.

It's hard to believe that all this is in the midst of a city with a population of over 350,000.


  1. What a nice walk!!

    Your rock looks like a sleeping cat.

    The last photo looks like a painting!

  2. Thank you for this peacefull post !

  3. You're right, that is hard to believe. I thought you were a country girl =) Well, you are at heart anyway! I loved seeing your thinking place.

  4. Your rock looks like a giant sea shell to me! What a beautiful place to walk and feel like your not really in a city. My own back yard feels like that once the trees have leaves. It's like another room.

  5. you have an amazingly beautiful place to walk, right nearby! i'm a little jealous . . . those fungi would probably make some beautiful dye, too; one of those odd starmore or jamieson colors.

  6. I agree, it is so nice to live close to a forest that you can walk in every day. I also have one near where I live and this is in a city of a million people... and growing. Thanks for showing the thinking stone.


  7. Beautiful pictures, Laurie. I enjoy your blog so much. Thanks for sharing your life with us.

  8. What a wonderful way to start the day. I have a similar ritual. It's so good to walk in the morning air and enjoy nature. It takes away the stress.

    I love the socks in your last post - totally rockin'!

  9. Thank you for sharing your wonderful walk with us!