Friday, January 13, 2012
today is better. thanks for your continued encouragement.
this morning i went for a walk with my friend Em and her energetic lab Lyla. we crisscrossed through the streets of her neighbourhood until we followed an old logging road through the trees, marvelling at the peace of the day and the heavy frost covering the branches and plants out in the open. while i can still wield my 7d with a bit of effort, this seemed like a good day to go light and give myself a break, so instead i snapped these shots with my iphone. it felt good to get out in the crisp air, take deep breaths and watch Lyla race back and forth in joy. a tap-tap-tapping caught my ear and i paused, trying to locate the source. i was rewarded with the sight of a woodpecker working its way up a douglas fir tree, a red-breasted sapsucker tapping along. while i regularly spot a few other species of woodpeckers in this area, i'm not sure i have seen this red-headed beauty before, although they are relatively common. a treat for the morning, even if i wasn't able to get a photo. after, Em made me tea and lunch while we sat and chatted in her kitchen.
tonight something between rain and snow is falling softly on the lawn, covering it in a thin, slushy layer. the same is in the forecast for the next few days, and i hope it will veer more to snow. my belly is full with homemade chicken noodle soup that i managed to pull together by myself (okay, i bought one of those pre-cooked chickens) so that it was ready when A got home from work, and now being topped off with a few squares of minty chocolate. i felt less need for painkillers today but a slow ache is setting in so i will take it easy at the end of this day.
here's hoping your weekend is starting off well.