Saturday, December 31, 2011

a misty wet day in the northern woods

It’s the last day of 2011. It’s been a great year. In celebration, I headed up into the woods. But first…

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…partially frozen puddles in the driveway!

 

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microbubbles. that’s the reflection of the garage, incidentally.

 

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bigger bubbles. or, small planets with complex atmospheres living in our driveway puddles.

 

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ice monster eyeballs.

 

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What does the worm think about water freezing up?

 

OK, enough of that – up we go.

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One of those fairy convocations I mentioned the other day.

 

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two points if you know what this is*.

 

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These logs could occupy me for days.

*it’s an ash seedling that’s dive bombed into moss.

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Yet another example of mischievous lichen. The one in the back KNOWS it can easily distract my point-and-shoot, making it focus back there instead of on the front-and-center stalk. Lichen is even worse-behaved as a child than I was.

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I’m still pretty much a goofball.

I have all kindsa resolutions for 2012:

- Balance out all the running and cardio at the gym (I’ve been whaling on the stationary bike on my non-running days) with stretching, and lolling about in the sauna at the gym. Continue this no-sugar kick I’ve been on, because it feels great.

- Run a coupla half marathons. First one’s in May.

- Put my friends’ phone numbers in a more prominent place so that I will actually call them. (I have relatively few phone numbers committed to memory these days. Not sure how that happened. Some folks moved or switched up cell providers and I never bothered to memorize the new numbers.)

- Keep hanging out in the woods. Get to know the various spots to hike around here. I’ve actually done quite a lot of hiking in Vermont, just not in a while and/or right around here.

- Keep doing Reiki. Keep wailing away in chorus, sitting in the front row next to our contractor Jonathan (he’s even more prone to misbehaving than I am), and barely avoiding getting yelled at by our choir director.

- Continue this lovely game of enjoying life, first and foremost, and letting the rest it take care of itself.

That’s the plan, anyway. How about you?

2 comments:

  1. I think one thing I'll be doing is wishing I was going for a killer walk near your place in Vermont.

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