Thursday, February 18, 2010

Up and Down Instead of Over and Around


There was no question that the temperatures were brisk and the wind seemed to pick up the minute I took off trudging through the snow on my trusty snowshoes. Still, it was a good energy boosting hike down the trail surrounded by the pine trees hovering with the weight of last night's snowy addition. The newly crusted layer of ice made my legs work hard lifting to move ahead, and I could feel a warmness to my body radiating even though my face was freezing.

Up and down the trails I went zigzagging between low weeds that were afraid to die over the winter, and evidence of the deer that had recently bed down right in the snowy field leaving sculpted indentations from their bodies.