The swamp becomes more quiet as fall transitions to winter. No more insect whirring or frogs chirping. Occasional crows, songbirds and owls. Our wordless walk this past Sunday was so sunny and beautiful, with golden and red leaves scattered on the forest floor, mixed in with deer prints.
I thought to myself as I walked in the sunny spot where a couple of the last of the dragonflies were flitting, “I need to come more often. I could come for sunrise.” So I did. Monday and today. And maybe more days in the future. Going to bed earlier and getting up for sunrise at the swamp. It’s worth the 25 minute commute for an hour of meditative quiet walking in such a beautiful place.
And for those of you in the NOLA area, my next hosted Wordless Walk is December 16 at 9:00 a.m. More details here. I’d love to see you!
Lastly, here’s one last treat; a wordless video of the sparkling blue green water of the Gulf of Mexico, taken during my wonderful week at the beach over Thanksgiving! Enjoy!
I was away over the weekend in Virginia and West Virginia for a hiking conference and a quick trip to the AT. I had to go visit the ponies at Grayson Highlands State Park on my way home!
This video isn’t quite wordless, because I say, “Hi, Pretty!” at one point – but the ponies sure are fuzzy and cute! I’m not feeding the pony in this video – I’m just holding out my hand and getting licked – but I will confess I shared part of my apple with two of the ponies!
Enjoy, and if you’re planning to hike the Appalachian Trail any time soon or even just dreaming about it, my Wild and White Blazing program for women planning an AT hike begins next week! Check it out and sign up to find out more!
I love how frogs are the color of the water. Need some wordless time? Come join me this Sunday at 8 a.m. just a bit south of New Orleans, at Jean Lafitte National Park- Barataria, for a wordless walk. We’ll meet at the Pecan Grove parking lot. Details here.
And if you live far away, send me your wordless photos and stories!