In which cabin fever probably won't kills us, but why take a chance?
In the world of teen librarianship, I have recently gained about 10,000 XP.
Or at least, a bunch of street cred.
|Dressed as Alice in Wonderland (age 53) and spent the day at Comic Con. |
With a free pass. On company time.
Comic Con was a blast.
But it turns out that spending a day indoors surrounded by fabulously costumed nerds and geeks -- after spending nearly 3 weeks mostly indoors because of uncooperative weather -- makes me even more wild-eyed and even more desperate for some time in the woods.
Finally the weather (and the trails) cleared up enough to get out.
It's been almost 3 weeks, it feels like much longer.
|Still traces of evil whiteness on the ground, but the footing wasn't bad most of the time.|
We walked almost the entire route, so I took a lot of photos.
|Several dead ends, and lots of trees dropped on the trail. Sometimes I cleared the trail,|
sometimes we went around, sometimes we just had to back up and go a different way.
We were out for under three hours, but in that time we saw a huge variety of terrain
|mud-over-moss in the woods|
|Soggy sand in the open|
|gravelly bits surrounded by sn*w|
|mud and fallen trees|
|...and, of course, more sn*w. It's gone from the roads and our pasture,|
but the shady spots in the woods still haven't melted entirely.
and also big changes in the quality--and quantity--of light.
|back to bright again|
|a little of everything|
Today was more overcast, with a few sprinkles of precip.
We didn't stay home, though!
|Again: turn-arounds and dead ends because of tree fall.|
It feels so good to be back where we belong.