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Monday, 15 January 2018

Respite

The mild January day was welcome as I made my way down the old Millman Road.





Light was muted by the gray cloud cover and the sun’s position this time of year.


Others have travelled this snow covered road as prints of four small feet and human company are evident in the wet snow.


The open fields are red and white, as the January thaw with rain has taken some of the snow cover. 





On the old road, the red banks are exposed in areas





but the snow makes the gray of the tree trunks prominent.





The trees stand silently together, not a murmur today as the wind is light. 


There is strength in numbers for these gray giants during our seasonal storms.




The colour here is small in scope but worth the search as tiny bits of lichen cling to pieces of storm-broken branches on the road.





A patch of moss adds a touch of green




as do some young firs.




The air is fresh and cool though not uncomfortable, unlike the frigid conditions recently.


The cares of the world often weigh heavy on my shoulders, 


But not today.

43 comments:

  1. Winter walks are nice when you can get them.

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  2. Such a gentle and refreshing post, Marie. You always know how to bring things into a perspective that feels right to me. Sending you much love. :-)

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  3. Beautiful photos but I do wish were were closer to spring!! Take care Diane

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  4. such pretty captures of the snow and landscapes!!! it's so nice to get out for a winter walk if you can!!

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    1. I miss the colour this time of year, Debbie.

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    1. It was so good to get outside, Joanne. I hate the threadmill.

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  6. Beautiful shots, particularly that last one.

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    1. There was little colour there, William. The firs were a lovely reminder of other walks on that same trail.

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  7. You took a spiritually and emotionally refreshing "forest bath," as the Japanese call it!

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  8. Wonderful, I feel refreshed looking at your pictures today. Sarah x

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  9. I think it was DJan who remarked how poetic your posts are. And this is a soothing, hopeful beauty.

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  10. A nice winter walk refreshes your mind and body. Lovely photos!

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  11. Love the dog and human foot prints.

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    1. The other footprints gave a sense of comfort, Barbara.

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  12. Nature does have a way of healing. Stay well. I loved your walk.

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  13. A nice walk, but probably very cold. I am trying very hard to embrace winter, but unfortunately it doesn't want to love me back!

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    1. It was a mild day, Shammi. I have trouble embracing winter too.

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  14. We "feel" you enjoyed the day very much!
    Love the pictures!
    : )

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  15. After being locked-up inside and sick
    for a long time, I loved being out in
    the cold this weekend. It was cold but
    so refreshing and calming, too.

    Happy New Week to you!
    -whisk

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  16. I love the pops of green. I love color, especially green. It's always nice when there's at least a little green to relieve some of the gray of winter. Glad you're enjoying some slightly warmer temperatures.

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    1. Wish those temperatures would continue, Danielle.

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  17. Pretty pics, Marie. I think I might have seen that pretty pathway in the summer months here? Andrea

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  18. The respite was a nice break from the bitter cold, wasn't it.

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  19. These are beautiful and serene pictures, remarkably lovely. And so familiar to my eye, so similar to NS. I love them all. Well done.

    The photo of the field especially caught my eye. It reminds me at first glance of the fluidity of a finger painted picture, with its lines back and forth across the landscape. Who'd think that an empty winter field could hold so much beauty?

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    1. The fields here is winter can be beautiful, Jenny!

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  20. Early signs of spring Marie? I'm happy the weight was lifted for a while, we all need times like that ✨

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    1. We always have a period of thawing in January, PDP.

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