Saturday, January 30, 2010

Jan 30, 2010

It was a pretty uneventful week. It seems lately that, though I have quite a list of things I want to do, I feel stalled out. Here at the house, I wander from one project to another, putting things down and moving on before I really even get started. It's frustrating.

Getting out of the house is the best medicine. It doesn't help at all with getting me drawn into my projects, but it does get me doing something. I'm enjoying being out on these brisk winter days.

On Friday, my friend and I went to explore the Quogue Wildlife Refuge. It had been recommended by a Long Island birding enthusiasts site as a good place to see a nice variety of winter waterfowl. We weren't particularly blessed in that regard that day but we discovered their beautiful hiking trails.

It was supposed to be in the mid 40's on Friday, but it started out below freezing. While we were walking the trail, the most beautiful snow began to fall. It was big fluffy flakes that would stick to my checks and lashes. Walking the trail was like walking in a fairy tale. I was positively jubilant. I just LOVE winter.


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The wildlife refuge also has a sanctuary for distressed wildlife and birds of prey that have been rescued but are unable to be returned to the wild. I'll be posting images of some captive bird of prey on my photoblog. Come see...

8 comments:

Cindy said...

I am happy for you when something like this makes you happy! And 'positively jubilant'!??!? Bless that walking trail, the snowflakes and mother nature for making my Kat happy! Phooey on the house projects for another day. XOXO

marigolds2 said...

I am a little tired of our cold dry winter here in ABQ, while the rest of the state gets wonderful snows we stay grey and dry - but I love the kind of winter you show in these two photos. I can just feel the snowflakes in my hair, on my face. Georgetown, DE, will get a heap of snow today - I feel more homesick than ever. But today the sun is shining, and I'm getting out for a walk ASAP. The bird photos on your photo blog are stunning - what faces, what wisdom in those fierce feathered visages.

Robbie said...

I have too much to do around the house. I was just lamenting that I wished I had the funds to pay someone but sadly even if I did I wouldn't. I like to get out to avoid doing them but I also don't go out sometimes with the excuse to myself that I need to get "x" done. Yet, like this morning, I accomplish nothing. Errrrggg But, I suppose if that's the worst of my problems, life is grand.

The trails and your pictures of them look wonderful. It even makes me want to explore and I don't like being cold.

Nancy said...

So nice to hear you're happy and if it takes geting out.. git out MORE!
It's also rare to hear anyone love winter as you do! But that's one of the things I love about you...how you find joy in so very many things that others may not.

Hugs and stuff,
Nance

Barbara said...

Sounds like a wonderful place to walk and refuel. If I could enjoy big fluffy snow flakes every day I would have to say I would love winter too. The frigid temps that keep snow at bay are not my favorite.

Hope you have a great week!

Peace!

Barb said...

I am grateful to have located you. You used to read my "Hey Let's Talk" and other journals, that no longer exist. I so wish I'd been on that walk with you. I don't love the coldness of winter but treaure its unique beauty.
Have an awesome day, Kat.

Martha@Menagerie said...

So glad you are getting out and about. The photos are gorgeous. I especially like the second. It looks so peaceful.

Monica said...

What a beautiful trail for walking and photographs. Maybe I need to get out of the house with my camera to feel better? I've been going from one box to another trying to find my sanity. I thought I packed it.

Thank you for stopping and visiting me. It's nice to know I'm not alone out here! =)