Sunday, December 30, 2018

My version of "forest bathing" ...


My woodland walks are my sanity savers.   Like many folk I struggle with the winter blues and the gloom  that comes with feelings of being trapped inside.

In the non-winter months I spend my days outside gardening,


and walking with the dogs.


And now with the onset of the frozen months I am left only with the latter.



Over the past few months Dexter has turned from a fluffy puppy to a gangly 
adolescent 6 month old.


Since our walks tend to be my only outside time, I have been challenging myself to walk at least 4 km a day; but sometimes it's hard to haul my sorry ass out the door when it's raining, or bitter cold let alone cover 4 km.

Today was crazy mild for late December.    Early on, the sun was out and shone through the mist in the woods.    




There was some snow on the trails making for some greasy walking on the trail to the waterfall.  


The waterfall isn't very big but it's different every time we visit.


Anticipating treats...


and a well earned rest back at home.






12 comments:

  1. Lovely. The light in the forest is quite captivating. Xo

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    1. Thanks Keith. An hour later the sun went in. I was so lucky to be there at the right time. Love back. A.S.

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  2. They are good companions to you -- and always so nicely dressed!

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    1. Thanks Debra. They do like to be fashionable. lol

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  3. Beautiful. Thank you Sybil.
    A very happy new year to you darling, and we will look forward to more of your
    interesting, enlightening blogs in 2019. Love from Sylvie Mike and Thibault over the pond.

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    1. Hello Sylvie, I well remember our wonderful walk to that marvellous garden plot area near your home. Gawd I love England and its wonderful climate. Can't wait for my next visit.

      Love to you all.

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  4. I don't know what I'd do if I couldn't get outside...I am similar to you...it is my therapy. I love your garden!

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    1. Sara, I love my garden too and hate our long nasty winters.

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  5. I think I somewhat live vicariously through you, Sybil. I love your journeys with the poochers on beaches and over hill and dale. Remind yourself daily that we're getting closer to Spring, all the time. x

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    1. Dear "Unknown", We're still too damn far from Spring. Icy as heck walking for the past few weeks. Ice cleats and hiking pole are the only things keeping me vertical.

      Who iz u ? Iz u Julie ?

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  6. Dexter is the cutest little thing! I smile every time I see a photo of him. That pup has personality-plus!

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    1. Joanne, he's a bit of an arse as all puppies are but you are kind to think he's not. lol. He is growing up though and learning manners. Sooki is so damn patient with him.

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