Blue Sky

by Cynthia on February 15, 2013

East Fork Lewis River february 2013

East Fork Lewis River february 2013

East Fork Lewis River february 2013

East Fork Lewis River february 2013

East Fork Lewis River february 2013

East Fork Lewis River february 2013

East Fork Lewis River february 2013

East Fork Lewis River february 2013

Today was the most beautiful day! We awoke this morning to a blue, blue sky without a cloud in sight. After morning chores and an attempt at a lesson that fell short due to restless energy (spring fever perhaps?) I quickly threw together a spur of the moment trip to the East Fork Lewis River for a nature walk. It is now mid-February so I was hoping we could spot some signs of spring. We did notice the leaf buds on the blackberry bushes and a few shrubs around the river’s edge are beginning to swell. But other than that, the river and all its pretty river rocks are what really caught my little one’s attention.

They are like little moths to a flame when they get near water and rocks. What is it about tossing rocks into water that is just so exciting and fascinating? They were completely engrossed with this activity and probably would have remained so for hours I had let them. At one point I found myself thinking, “My goodness, there is going to be no rocks left in this spot here soon if I do not remove determined little Gabriel!” Luckily this little picnicking spot near the river also has a playground and that was how I was able to lure them away from the water’s edge- and all those wonderful river rocks!

After weeks of gloomy skies it felt so good to see that bright blue sky above and feel the sun. The fresh air combined with the sights and sounds of the river were enough to really lift my spirits after what has been a tremendously hard month. I walked away from this nature walk feeling so much more refreshed and at peace. I wish I could have bottled up all that blue sky and the flowing sound of that river!

I hope you all have had a beautiful week and have an even lovelier weekend. xoxo

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Margot February 16, 2013 at 7:48 am

What a lovely day….and pictures! We had a wonderful afternoon this week outside in the snow with the sun…….I too, am looking for signs of spring! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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Cynthia February 16, 2013 at 9:25 pm

Hi Margot!

Snow and sun is always so much fun! It certainly feels like spring is right around the corner! Unfortunately for us the rains returned for another day today. :( I’m so glad we enjoyed the beautiful day we had yesterday!

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Taryn Kae Wilson @ Wooly Moss Roots February 16, 2013 at 8:14 am

Cynthia,
Looks like a wonderful outing at a beautiful place.
I agree the sun feels incredible this time of year and nature outings can do wonders for the spirit.

Love,
Taryn

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Cynthia February 16, 2013 at 9:38 pm

Hi Taryn :)

It seems this time of year you have to take advantage of these beautiful days while you can. I was sad to wake up this morning and see the rain had returned in the night. Not much longer and we will be having our beautiful weather everyday!

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