Jo’s Monday Walk…morning light and taking a bath

Posted: February 10, 2020 in Monday walk
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The sun’s up earlier these days and I got going a bit later so the sun was hitting the tops of the trees along the river when I arrived at the snow-covered park. It wasn’t a lot of snow, but enough to look pretty and cover the bumpy ice still on parts of the path. It was nice not to crunch at every step!

Turn around. There’s the sun just over the horizon.

But as we walk along, it hasn’t hit everywhere yet. However, something else was here earlier. The tracks that cross the path are the most interesting, as they’re usually wild animal tracks, rather than human or dog.

Except for squirrels and a gliding hawk, the only critter around were geese. This one was taking a morning bath, regardless of the temperature of the water. (Yes, goose down is the real deal. ) Not my idea of forest bathing, though. There’s also a squirrel up to something on the far back.

By the time I got back to where I’d started, the sun was shining brightly and the geese on this part of the river were enjoying every ray. Time to head home for some breakfast. How about either homemade granola with yogurt and blueberries or whole grain blueberry pancakes and real maple syrup?

for Jo’s Monday Walk

  1. Looks lovely, and very cold!

  2. Sue says:

    Thanks for the Virtualwander, Janet!

  3. orna2013 says:

    How beautifully peaceful!

  4. restlessjo says:

    I could never be a goose, Janet! Just the very thought…. 😦 But many thanks for sharing the pretty dawn light. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  5. It looks lovely! What was the temperature out there when you started? It was a chilly 19 degrees this morning here. I didn’t go outside.

    • Not sure about that day. Today it was low 20’s and felt like upper teens with wind chill. No sun until mid-morning. I dressed warmly and as usual, at about halfway I was pretty warm. πŸ‘

  6. Resa says:

    Stunning beauty!

    • Although I find almost every day there beautiful, some are a bit more beautiful and this was a good one. Before I captured this goose bathing, three others were dunking all at the same time, but I didn’t get my phone out quickly enough.

  7. thirdeyemom says:

    Lovely Janet! This morning as I drove my son to school all the trees around the lake were coated in white snow and the sky was a pale white as well. It was so magical out. I’m loving having it sunny and also having the sun rise earlier.

  8. Dan Antion says:

    I’d say you earned those pancakes. Thanks for sharing the pictures from your walk. We haven’t had much of a chance to walk in or even see snow this year.

  9. Lignum Draco says:

    What a lovely area you live in. Thanks for these beautiful views, Janet. Golden dawn light and snow is a beautiful combination.

    I would have chosen the pancakes over granola. πŸ™‚

    • They’re both good, Lignum. Our area has a wonderful park system and although”mine” is one of the smaller ones, it has both prairie and forest bits and a nice dearth of people, at least early in the morning when I go. Of course when the weather gets nice, there are more people as well.

  10. Ruth says:

    Looking at your gallery I am wrapping my shawl around myself more snuggly. You capture the beauty and drama of winter.

  11. marianallen says:

    How beautiful! And I’ll have the blueberry pancakes, thanks, and plenty of coffee. πŸ™‚

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  13. Eunice says:

    Sorry but you can keep the snow, I hate the stuff. Fortunately we’ve not really had any here – yet. I love the first photo with the sun on the tree tops and reflected in the water, it’s lovely πŸ™‚

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