A Difficult Winter

This winter has been rather challenging for me.  A fall back in December threw my spine out of alignment and that has caused all kinds of aches and pains.  It’s hard for me to follow doctor’s orders to rest and let things heal, especially in winter, my favorite season.  So I still attempt skiing and hiking… but I’m slow and it hurts.


Squirrel Activity Under the Spruces

Still, my last meander with the dogs through deep snow, once powdery, now sinking into a heavy wetness, while physically challenging, managed to lift my spirits, as walks in the woods so often do.


Snow, once light and fluffly, drapes heavily on branches that long for spring.

The creek tumbled over rocks, trying to ignore the snow.


The creek rushes on.

I am WinterWoman.  But honestly, I’m ready for spring.


I sort of feel like this: tattered, torn… but still hanging on…

There. I said it.