I heard somewhere that saying, “you should start something the way you intend to go”. I always thought that was a good way to start the new year, so every year we start with a family walk. Clear the cobwebs away from the previous year, commit to our family, spend time where we love to be – out in nature. First step forward a good one, I’d say.
Of course, a big part of why we love being out in nature so much is this amazing place we live. This new year’s day we found a new walk for us, on a different side of the river from where we usually walk. There was still some snow on the trail where the sun doesn’t reach. My favourite in winter are the luscious green ferns. And check out all that moss. Rain forest indeed!
Then there are the works of art like this tree, decomposing as it stands. A great reminder of the constant ecosystem of the forest, where the leaves and decomposing wood feeds the next season’s greenery.