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.