I know the weather has been so cold and snowy in many places this winter.
Here in Southern California, we have had an unusually warm January ~
and I have been taking advantage of it ~
Daily 3 mile walks ~
You see, it is so easy for me to be lured into my studio ~
And that's good.
I have deadlines.
But these warm and sunny days call me outdoors ~
Mountain view beyond the path ~
Fresh desert air (well, sometimes fresh, sometimes smoggy) ~
Walking and just being outside.
A tree that encompasses a foreign object ~
Grown completely around the rubber ties that supported it in it's early life ~
Oh....hello tree that says "Ohhhhhhhhh."
You make me smile everyday ~
Fooling me into believing springtime has arrived.
After a brisk walk...
Craving fresh fruit ~
The puppies are frisky on these glowing winter days ~
Taking advantage of the morning rays ~
There are times when I wake up and grasp for excuses not to go for a walk.
There are all sorts of "things" I could do or need to do around the house.
But, I know.
I know that once I'm on that path, I will be thankful that I forced myself out of bed.
This view ~
The sound of buzzing bees.
The smell of pine needles and sweet winter blossoms.
When I am tempted to stay home.
To be lazy.
It is this view that tugs on me and reminds me that there is a whole world beyond my own front door.
Until Next Time:
Gerushia's New World
P.S. I am having a give-away on my facebook artpage. I have 3 extra prints to share. Stop by and leave a comment and you can be entered into the give-away. You'll see it, it's right uptop, the first post. I'll randomly choose 3 winners in a day or so.
Here are the 3 prints included in the give-away ~
"The Keeper of Odessa's Hymn"