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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:

Anvilcloud said...

Winter walks are nice when you can get them.

DJan said...

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. :-)

Rhodesia said...

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

Debbie said...

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

Joanne Noragon said...

A good walk.

Silver Willow said...

so beautiful!

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shots, particularly that last one.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

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

Down by the sea said...

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

Elephant's Child said...

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

bill burke said...

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

Barbara said...

Love the dog and human foot prints.

Barb said...

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

Shammickite said...

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!

Catarina said...

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

The Happy Whisk said...

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

Marie Smith said...

They sure are, AC.

Marie Smith said...

Thank you, Jan.

Marie Smith said...

Thank you, Jan.

Marie Smith said...

Me too, Diane.

Marie Smith said...

I miss the colour this time of year, Debbie.

Marie Smith said...

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

Marie Smith said...

It was peaceful there, SW.

Marie Smith said...

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

Marie Smith said...

That’s exactly what it was, Debra!

Marie Smith said...

Thank you, Sarah.

Marie Smith said...

Thank you, EC.

Marie Smith said...

It does indeed, Bill.

Marie Smith said...

The other footprints gave a sense of comfort, Barbara.

Marie Smith said...

It really does, Barb.

Marie Smith said...

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

Marie Smith said...

It was a wonderful day, Catarina.

Marie Smith said...

Glad you are feeling better, HW.

Danielle L Zecher said...

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.

Andrea said...

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

The Furry Gnome said...

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

jenny_o said...

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?

Marie Smith said...

Wish those temperatures would continue, Danielle.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

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

Marie Smith said...

Yes you did, Andrea.

Marie Smith said...

It really was, FG.

Marie Smith said...

The fields here is winter can be beautiful, Jenny!

Marie Smith said...

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