Sunday, April 12, 2009

Signs of Spring

Gracie and I have been trying to get out hiking whenever the weather allows it.  Unfortunately, here in Michigan that is not as often as I would like.   There is something about being out in the woods, where it smells earthy fresh and I'm surrounded by solitude.  It is one of the few places where I can feel fully at peace with everything.  No matter what my mood may be like at the start of the hike, by the end I exit the woods feeling calm and tranquil.  

We hit a new record today, we covered approximately one mile.  May not sound like much to you but let me tell you this isn't just flat surface we are hiking on.  I am pretty proud of myself.  Only one month ago I was only able to cover maybe half a mile and even then I had to take multiple breaks.  

On today's hike, I noticed there are a few subtle cues that Spring may be coming.   

Hope everyone has a wonderful Easter. 


Christina said...

I miss going for hikes.

Anonymous said...

I loved your photos. Those subtle signs of spring make me feel like a weight is being lifted off my shoulders, and those pics definately gave me that vibe. Fresh air, green grass, bright colors, ahhhh yes. Your hike with Grace sounded great- congratulations on the mile...I think that is one of my all time favorite pastimes- walking my dog, just me and charlie- and a leash of course. you. XOXOXO-


Aunt Jay said...

Hi Steph,
Had a wonderful Easter dinner with Andy and he says you are doing great. Taking walks and hiking for a mile are sure signs of better things ahead. Hope springs eternal!