January 16, 2011
In summer, we lounged in the river here and took respite from the heat. The river continues to flow despite the cold, it is nearly the only noise in the snowy wood. The energy of the flowing water keeps it from freezing solid. The sun shines brightly and warms us on the sides facing it. We continue to flow despite the cold.
i’m so happy that we were able to visit this spot again in winter. richard is right; the cool river and shade that the tall trees provided was a much needed respite in the 90 + degree heat that day. but today, we dressed in layers and utilized the toe warmers on the underside of our socks in anticipation of the 15 degree temperature. no matter what the season, i’m hopeful that i will always make a positive contribution to the flow.
How do you contribute to the flow despite the cold?
richard + julayne
December 31, 2009
it’s quite foggy on the prairie this morning, a good day to make a pot of veggie soup.
i took this photo last winter while hiking one of my favorite trails at wilber wright, near rural hillsboro, indiana. if you venture off the path a little, you can find some ruins of the old state hospital. according to what i’ve been told, the grounds are haunted. cool.
i’m not much for resolutions. however, i think i’ll stay focused on the path i’ve been following: yoga, meditiation & prayer, vegan diet, anticonsumerist (is that an actual word?), mother, photographer, teacher, friend & lover. it’s all good stuff.
happy new year!