my morning walks are good for me in more ways than one.
sure it’s good to exercise and work towards healthy body.
i try and do 4 miles of walking and jogging mixed.
i am not a runner. i hate every second of it. but i am giving it the old college try.
i take off from the farm and head into town on a path along our soybean field.
i have come to treasure this time alone with nature.
to think, to dream, to pray.
i am constantly looking around me.
the beauty is everywhere.
sometimes i even find a few new locations for my photo shoots.
part of my walk takes me through town.
quiet streets, morning trains and beautiful gardens.
well, maybe not beautiful gardens. this year has been rough on gardens – big and small.
but i try and appreciate what i see.
to give thanks for it.
even in this terrible drought, there is beauty.
it may be hard to see it through the worry and fear.
but it’s there.
just like the sight of our little farm when i come out of the woods.
our little piece of heaven on earth.
at the end of my walk i feel at ease.
ready to start the day.
optimistic, thankful and happy.
life is good!