"Put one foot in front of the other and soon you'll be walking cross the floor. Put one foot in front of the other and soon you'll be walking out the door." ~ Kris Kringle to the Winter Warlock
It's spring, time for a fresh start or a new beginning. It's like learning to walk all over again. I attempted to circumnavigate Evergreen's jewel of shining sapphire on a frosty April morning. After a two week confinement, the fresh air in weakened lungs and soft dirt beneath shaky legs felt good.
In the beginning, steps were short and cautious. Filled with confidence, the search for strength was gratefully discovered. The bright, morning sun radiated warmth and quickly melted the dusting of sparkling snow. It was an unusual arrangement, peace and quiet during a busy workday. I could get used to that.
Frozen glaciers in the high peaks had not released their winter reserves so the creek was running low and the dam barely overflowed. The lake was thawed and birds were bustling with activity. The red-wings were first, nesting in the cattails. Mallard pairs drifted along the shore and robins were the early birds searching for worms on the grassy bank.
A cobalt sky and dark trees were reflected in the glassy water while the arched bridges were elegant connections during the circuitous route. Back at the start, things looked different. Colors were brighter, air was fresher and sounds were clearer. Maybe they were right. Sometimes we have to come full circle to find the truth.
|A shining sapphire|
|A frosty April morning|
|Bright morning sun|
|The creek was running slow|
|The dam barely overflowed|
|Mallard near the shore|
|A robin was the early bird|
|Arched bridges were elegant connections|
|Sometimes we have to come full circle|