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Trailing it…

I feel incredibly blessed to have many walking trails right outside our back door and through The Gateway. Even when we lived in the city I sought out the nature walks along the river. It grounds me even if the trail is hard slugging (think tall tall grasses or deep deep snow) or hard to find (mostly cow and deer trails and sometimes they disappear). I love to take my littles on a walk and they love to go. There is always something new to see even, when one walks the same area regularly, if observant and mindful. Plus it seems I sort out a lot of mental headspace when I walk.

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A fall interlude

There was nary a breeze and the sun was toasty warm on my back as I walked. There remains a few crickets chirping and the occasional call of the meadowlark settles in my heart. Not far away I can see the dust and hear the steady hum of a tractor and cultivator at work as harvest is long done in our area. The colours of autumn are showing their awesomeness across the prairie and it fills me with joy. Even the dogs taking a dip and getting muddy could not dampen my mood. But… there’s always one isn’t there?

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