After many months of avoiding it
the pups and I walked what I used to call the 'Advanced Trail'.
After this latest walk I am renaming it the "Ankle Breaker".
We clambered over rock after rock
over moss covered roots
and through muddy streams.
Every time we turned a corner we discovered a newly uprooted tree
So many trees toppled by wind and rain.
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes,
but in having new eyes."
Every morning the Rusty Pups and I walk familiar trails
through meadows and woods
along an ancient railway line only identifiable because of their straightness!
and over oh, so many rocks!
Every morning there is something new that shouts out to be noticed.
Through changing seasons and weather systems
there is always something new to discover.
Today it seems what we are called to notice is roots!
Mighty trees still manage to grow on ground that looks like this!
Root systems towered above us.
I hope you found something new on your walk today
or as Marcel Proust might say
on your daily voyage of discovery!