Solitude For Saturday. #10

Good morning to everyone on this Christmas Eve day! It is very cold out there again this morning, with a temperature of -31F (-35C). The wind is howling, at times shaking my apartment and I can feel the cold penetrating through the window beside me. The chickadees and nuthatches are here, fighting the wind, to get their breakfast.

Those poor little birds do look cold today. There was also a lone evening grosbeak here for a while, but he left after less than 10 minutes. There were 2 blue jays that finally showed up around 10am, likely it was Baxter and Betty. But they did not stay very long either, they did take a couple peanuts each and then left.

The beginning of the path past where I normally walk.

The squirrel has not been here yet either. Hopefully this will all change as we get back to some milder weather again. Things should change nicely on Monday and then for at least 10 days it should be nice. It will be mainly cloudy all that time, but it will be milder at least. I am looking forward to that so that hopefully I can get out and try for a walk to the river.

We go up a small hill here.

I would like to see what is happening down there. It has been such a long time since my last walk to the river. Speaking of walks to the river, I found some different photos of another part of the path that I have not shown. This is the part beyond where I normally walk, going all the way to my favorite spot. I will not show all the photos however, but a few so you can see what it looks like, at least a little anyway.

We are high above the river at this point.

I never took many pictures along that section of the path, but was planning to do that the next time I went there. But, as you know, that did not work out. First I injured myself in the fall of 2019 and was not able to walk properly for the next 5 months. Then I got Covid which knocked me down for the summer and fall of 2020.

Looking down another hill that must be climbed. This one is high and very steep as it curves to the right. Lots of rocks and roots on this hill.

And my left leg never did regain its full strength after that injury, so climbing the steep hills on that last part became too much. But, I keep hoping to get back that way. It is a great area for mushrooms, probably because it stays so shaded for most of the day. There were mushrooms back there that I have not seen elsewhere.

The final section before opening up to my favorite spot.

Perhaps next year. I keep hoping. It is an almost lonely area back there, it feels cut off from everything. But it is beautiful, quiet, serene. That is solitude. I hope you enjoy the photos. Have a wonderful Christmas Eve everyone and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2022 Steve McLeod

9 Comments on “Solitude For Saturday. #10

  1. It really cold out today…again…but it is winter after all ! Nice pics Steve ! I hope you will have a better night tonight ! πŸ˜»πŸ˜€πŸ˜΄πŸŽ„β—οΈ

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