During this strange Covid year we’ve had to be hypervigilant about the very air we breathe, wearing masks and distancing ourselves to avoid transmitting the insidious virus to each other. Thankfully we can breathe deeply in nature where no such prohibition exists.
So come along with me for a walk in the woods and take in some deep cleansing breaths.
It looks nice there, Susanne. Luckily, having to walk Ollie (and living in rural Beetley) has ensured that I have had fresh air in abundance this year.
Best wishes, Pete.
We’ve had mixed weather but have been pretty lucky avoiding rain on our walks. I’m glad you’re able to get out and enjoy fresh air with Ollie. Getting out really helps! 😊
I love the photos of the raindrops, so vibrant! Thanks for sharing your lovely nature’s path with us- it’s so nice to see something other than masks!
Happy New Years!
Thank you so much! I’m glad you enjoyed it. Happy New Year to you too! 😊
Yes, getting out in the solitude of nature – safe and healing…beautiful photos!
Thanks so much John. Getting out for fresh air and a nature fix really helps!
A bufflehead!! They are among my favorite birds. I got happy just seeing him floating peacefully in that phot.
Aw thanks so much! I didn’t know the name of the little duck, now I do!! 😊
One year I took a class at the Audubon. Before that I only knew robin, eagle and sea gull. It was one of the best things I ever did since I now really can notice and name a wide variety of birds.
Great idea. May have to do that myself when the world is normal again!
The field trips were invaluable. I learned about buffleheads at Crystal Springs Park in Portland.
What a lovely post! Thank you!
I’m glad you enjoyed it! Thank you so much! 😊
Love these. Thank you. Makes me want to go to the northwest for some moisture.
We’ve got plenty of moisture for everyone here in the Northwest! 😊
Yes, I DO feel better! Living in a place chronically in drought, those moisture- and water-laden photos hit the spot!
Good to hear! thanks! 😊
As always love the raindrop photos – Susanne, you have an incredible skill! Had to silently chuckle about the fresh air thing, though. Here in the Willamette Valley, during the non-wildfire months the air is usually very fresh, and during the winter, even bracing. This morning however with an unusual wind shift in the predawn hours at the time I feed the horses, there appeared “essence of dairy farm” drifting on the breeze! We don’t get that often, as the dairy is quite a ways away from us. So – no complaints because my nose passed the “I don’t have Covid test” – because I could actually smell that distinct fragrance!
Thanks so much for your comment! I’ve become rather fond of raindrop photos as you know raindrops are plentiful here! And there’s nothing like the fragrance of dairy if only to test you for covid! 😁
Thanks so much! 😍