Monday, September 23, 2013

Take to the Woods

I was feeling pretty unambitious this morning.  I've finished five days in a row at work and still have two more to go before I have a day off.  Blah.  It just makes me feel like staying in bed until it's time to go to work.  :)  But, I got up, it was a nice autumn day, and decided to head to the woods.  My parents live about ten minutes away, in the country, so, I drove out there.  My dad makes maple syrup on their land and has nice trails through the woods.  I stole their dog and we went for a walk.  I'd call it a hike, but my dad has his trails groomed so well that you can wear flip flops out there.

Gus, my parent's wonder dog.

It was just what I needed.  We crunched through the brush, heard birds overhead, and just explored.  Then I just sat in a lawn chair out there and read for a while.  I let Gus wander around and it was just nice and relaxing.

I love the way the sun shines through the trees.
There's just something about woods that are good for the soul.  I love parks, and beaches, and anything covered in grass in general, but woods always feel magical.  I don't know if it's that you could scare up a deer or stumble across a scolding chipmunk, or just all the Chronicles of Narnia books I read.  The leaves are starting to turn and fall already.  But the woods still have a lot of green left and it make the light shine through in pretty little shafts.

Perfect day to be outside.

Then I came home and found my Color Swap partner's box had already arrived, so tomorrow I'll reveal all the awesomeness she sent!

So, now, after my little excursion, I feel more recuperated and I think I can manage come up with some sewing room craftiness this week.  (And manage to survive two more days of work.)

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