Tuesday, December 31, 2013
This is me with my arms out-stretched pretending to fly as I'm walking at Basket Slough it's a wetland wildlife preserve in the Willamette Valley of Oregon (where I live).
The sky.. the birds, the feeling in the air.. the way my body feels in motion (especially in nature). The lay of the land at Basket Slough wetland wildlife refuge all around a panoramic view of mountains and trees (many white oak) as this area once was an oak savanna. Hills and grasses lay the backdrop for a flood plain where water foul are abundant. Without binoculars especially on an overcast day it's difficult to see them but the longer I'm out the more in-tune I am to seeing things in nature. I did see a lot of coots, canadian geese, & other smaller birds. I'm not a birder and so to an untrained eye they are birds..plentiful fantastically amazingly beautiful birds.There is much beauty here to be seen and I need to get on my boots, slap on my backpack and go OFTEN!
I usually don't make new year's resolutions but I am this year:
1. Walk every single day (no matter what) make no excuses * I feel so much better when I walk in so many different ways.
2. Drink water! Drink Drink Drink
3. Take better care of myself e.g. go to the doctor, dentist, pay attention to how I'm feeling.