Monday, February 8, 2016

Gratitude Monday -- Stick Up Edition

The Old Woman of the Hill.

We got out for a fine walk yesterday. The trail goes between two lakes, but we only did a bit of it. I'm not sure of the distance, a few kilometres likely, but the total time was about 90 minutes.
That alone is something for which I am grateful.
It was a few degrees above zero C. We were alone on the trail. The air was fresh and clear. Yet more things to be grateful for, and I am.
But what I am especially grateful for is the ski pole I used. It kept me upright.
We've had some melty weather. It gets below freezing at night. This means ice. The trail was hard packed to being with, but with ice it was a lot like walking on a skating rink.
The pole helped me to not slip much. I did twice, but am not the worse for it.
I am grateful for that, too.
The trail has hills. Sippery hills are dangerous to walk down and a trial to walk up.
The stick served me well.


solarity said...

It sounds like a lovely walk, or scramble, or whatever it was. The weather, the solitude, and the challenge of not falling down.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

Leah J. Utas said...

It was wonderful to be out among the trees, Mary Anne.

messymimi said...

That's a nice way to get out and get some exercise in winter.

Leah J. Utas said...

It was, Messymimi. I am glad we did it.

Anonymous said...

You are a brave soul, Leah. I am terrified of walking on anything icy. If I have to go out and it is icy, I tiptoe around like a little dove. LOL!

Leah J. Utas said...

Kimberely, it wasn't an easy hike, but it was a good one. I am careful on ice, too. Use a walking stick. It helps.