Ever since we moved up to the mountains, I’ve been taking Aries on daily walks. There’s a loop that we follow that’s about a mile and a half around the rental cabin. It’s nice because it gives me a break from my laptop, and helps connecting with nature on a daily basis. Now that Winter has arrived, the walks will probably discontinue. It’s just too cold, and the snow will soon be too deep (not all the roads are plowed). Although, I hear there’s a chance we could get up to 30″ of snow!?! Poor Aries doesn’t seem to mind the cold or the snow. Can you see him in the picture above? He kind of blends in with the environment and is definitely in his element.
I still want to stay connected to nature–that’s one of the reasons we moved up here, so I’ll probably just resort to staying on the property. Today I put on snow boots, coats, and lots of layers and went to this grove of pine trees on the property. I just stood there for about ten minutes listening. I could hear the wind and the snow falling through my ear muffs. Other than those sounds, it was deathly quiet. I didn’t see any animal movement or hear any birds. All the living things must be hunkered down somewhere waiting until the Winter storm dies out.
Even though I miss our walks, it’s still rewarding just being outside, even if it is for a short period of time. It’s very humbling being surrounded by the energy and power of the mountains. It makes me realize how insignificant my little problems are compared to the vastness of the world. I love living up here! By the way, Andy is in the process of getting me a warmer coat and balaclava because none of my outerwear is warm enough for the mountains. This week is going to be the first real test!
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