Spring’s coming to the marshes and wetlands of Louisiana. Last Saturday we enjoyed a beautiful sunset paddle. Enjoy the peaceful wordlessness! And if you’re in the NOLA area and wanting to tap into the restorative power of time in nature, join me Saturday morning, March 23, at 9:00 a.m. for a Wordless Walk in the wetlands of Jean Lafitte National Park. More details here!
On our last wordless walk in the swamp, we were so quiet that we were able to watch this young raccoon without it ever noticing us! Here’s a little clip. I love the bird song – spring is already coming to the swamps of Louisiana!
My next Wordless Walk is February 23 – hope you can join me! More details here.
I spent the transition from 2012 to 2013 at a beautiful barrier island on the Gulf Coast. There’s nothing happening there. Unless you count dolphins leaping, bald eagles nesting, sanderlings traipsing along the water’s edge, and pelicans skimming over the waves.
Plenty of opportunity for wordlessness here. And rest. And stillness. A lovely way to begin the new year.
How about you? How did you transition into 2013? With fireworks and dancing? Cozy fires and cuddly pets? However you crossed the threshold into the new year, I hope it was just right.
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!