Birds & Words

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Walking Around the Lake

I have discovered and become addicted to walking around Lake Estes. I've done this for a few years now. It used to be strictly a summer addiction, but I find that more and more I watch for days that are sunny and calm so that I can take advantage of the lake trail year round.

Its good for me physically, but much more it is healing to my soul and mind to get outdoors and enjoy the trees, birds, the river that feads it, and other walkers. I hope you enjoy these pictures and that they give you a sense of being there.

Ducks Landing

Canopies of River Birch

Mount Olympus

Our Lady of the Mountains

Stanley Hotel along Lumpy Ridge

Headed back toward the Contenental Divide.

Oh, I wish you could be here!

No sleep, up early.....

.....but I can't do much! The house is quiet, others are sleeping, so blogging is a pretty good activity, I guess! I'm getting out today and getting some pics working on a plan for next year to make the blog more dynamic. So many ideas, they need organization and prioritation to make them fun and achievable and not overwhelming.

I hope everyone has a meaningful Christmas. You are loved. Find someone who needs to know they are loved and tell them. Helping someone else is a sure cure for holiday blues. And cut back on the sugar. :-)

Merry Christmas.