Thursday, January 10, 2019

Small Stone - Winter Walk

It’s both College Week and Ullr Festival in town. That combination means lots of young people partying. Luckily, just out my door wilderness beckons. I often walk on a snow-covered dirt road near my house. I use Yaktrax on my trail shoes to prevent slipping on snow and ice. I stay alert for moose, but today I met only small wild things. After walking 5 miles, I'm back home having a treat in front of the fire.

air pure and crisp
snow crunching with each footfall
squirrels scolding me for intruding
sun warming my shoulders
gray jay calling my name
trees whispering secrets
a winter walk