Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve, Bright and Sunny

It was a beautiful day today, so somewhere between wrapping the last presents, prep work for tomorrow's dinner and Ray's dusting and window washing (nothing like a sunny day to point out these needs—) we decided a good walk was in order.

Since we moved to our present home, we drive, almost daily, past a large, densely wooded tract with a small sign labeled "Lowami Hart Woods Park."  I knew that the little creek that runs through our property disappears into that wood, and I have been interested in exploring some of the trails. Today seemed like the perfect day. We crossed "our" creek several times as we made our way deeper into the forest. Our little creek was widening as it traveled along through stands of tall Douglas fir.

The sounds of traffic disappeared, replaced by chirping birds and and water softly splashing against rocks. The pale winter sun filtered through the trees casting long shadows.


Oregon grape and salal.

Fresh air, exercise and the beauty of the forest was energizing. It was a perfect break in a busy day.

And now I am off to bed and looking forward to Christmas with my family. I wish you all a lovely day and the joy of Christmas present and memories of Christmas past to warm you.

Love, Terry


  1. What a lovely walk you had. Merry Christmas Terry.

  2. Merry Christmas to you too! We also chose a little fresh air and exercise after our Xmas brunch, but we went to the beach instead of the forest. Both are holiday traditions worth repeating I think. :-)