I feel rather remiss that I only took 2 photos today: unheard of!
But, it’s the truth. The day was cool (!!!) and overcast. It even sprinkled once as we were ascending. And It started to rain 2 minutes after we got back to our cars this afternoon! Timing !
But back to the hike: it was a lovely, simple day. We hiked up by the lake trail. Had lunch at the top and wandered down by the climbing route. The company was lovely and lots of fun. We laughed, chatted and enjoyed ourselves.. Abby had two quick dips and seems pleased that it wasn’t another full, tough day.
I got home in plenty of time for a nap and to feed Annabelle and pick raspberries. I even revelled in a hot bath (as opposed to a cool shower). As I sat in the delicious bubbles, a couple of things occurred to me: much as I love summer, I can find wonderful things to embrace in all seasons, such as hot baths and the lazy comfort of cooler evenings. It also occurred to me that the older I get, the more I love and embrace my miraculous body.
This evening I also embrace the simple things: a hot dinner of rice and veggies topped with walnuts, a good book to read – the coziness of a beautiful dog sleeping beside me.