Yesterday for Wishcasting Wednesday Jamie Ridler was celebrating the arrival of her new Wishcasting Journal. She asked us what we wish to celebrate.
I had just returned from a pre- dawn hike and had watched the most amazing sunrise. It had snowed for a short time the night before – big wet flakes – and then the stars and moon appeared. It was a chilly morning, but I just knew it would be magical, and I was not disappointed. So I wish to celebrate the beauty of where I live – and the beauty and wonder of what mother nature has created for us.
I bundled up with lots of layers and headed out about 6:15 – just as it was getting light enough to see the trail in front of me. When I crossed the river the hillsides looked magical with the frozen snow stuck to the grasses and other vegetation.
The sky and mountains began to get brighter and change colors. Although I did snap some photos I tried more to be in the moment and enjoy crunching along the trail and absorbing the changing colors and landscape.
It started like this:
and progressed to this:
I also saw lots of these – with no human tracks around. Who was out before me enjoying this day…or the moonlight the night before?
I created this journal post last night – as I could not bear to be on the computer any longer after a full day working on it. It talks about celebrating the beauty of where I live, and it is not just about this valley and these mountains, it is about this amazing earth with all its beauty and wonder and people to connect with.