Hope you are all gearing up for a terrific long weekend. This morning, it occurred to me that today would be my last Friday alone before the kids' summer vacation starts in a couple of weeks. So I decided to do something special.
There is a hiking trail a couple of miles from my house that I have loved for years. In fact, I would put it at the top of my list of favorite places. It is simply beautiful. It's been a while since I have hiked there, and today seemed like the perfect day. I took my camera along and got some pretty good shots. Here is my favorite:
Most often, I hike with some combination of DH and DDs. I really enjoy their company, and often chat the whole time. When I go by myself, I am so much more aware of the sounds of the forest. Today, there was water dripping off the leaves, and hundreds of birds singing. I even enjoyed the sound of my sneakers squishing in the mud. Best of all was the "song" of a Pileated Woodpecker! These are the big red headed woodpeckers that sound like monkeys. It was amazing!
I hope your weedend starts as good as mine!