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At the Nature Preserve

We were walking one of the trails at Posh Neighboring Town Nature Preserve this morning, and I saw a place where three roots peeked out through the snow, and I decided to leap over them.

Pure Luck said, "What are you doing?"

"They just needed leaping over," I told him.

If you had told me six months ago that I would ever feel like leaping over anything, well, I would have thought you were a little crazy.

But this morning I happily plodded through mostly unbroken snow on a side trail and ran up hills on better-worn trails and felt absolutely terrific. We rarely get snow in December that doesn’t melt away quickly, so the woods and the snow and the dogs and the feeling that I could breathe and rejoice were particularly special. It felt like Christmas in the woods this morning, the Spirit of Creation lively in the bodies of people and animals and trees and streams.

17 thoughts on “At the Nature Preserve”

  1. Have you ever considered running? I’m going to start again soon. Check out the Couch to 5K plan at the link I’ve included. It really does work. And there are some fun 5K runs coming up in the springtime in the City by the Sea…

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