Take me to the River!
My day started with my close friend spontaneously coming over with her baby girl. (Now 3!!) And this friend isn’t superbly spontaneous. Well, she is – I stop by her house at the drop of a hat often – and she is always welcoming, but she doesn’t get out of the house much. (Between her baby girl, goats, chickens, chores and now TURKEYS, she’s kinda, um, busy. Oh and bees too!)
Anyhow, she called while I was still in bed. I slept super late this morning. Don’t know why. She called, I told her I would call her back in 10 minutes, Falko had just brought me some coffee. She hung up and called back 2 minutes later.
“Coffee?” she said, ” That sounds great! Can I come over in about, let’s say, 10 minutes?”
So she did.
Lovely. Hope she does it more often!
After coffee, bagels and tea, lots of kids books that we have kept over the years, she and her sweetie left.
Falko and I went for a hike. We have access to millions of trails outside of our front door. The ground is dry and the sun was hot, but the air is still cool. It has a sharp pine smell outside, and sage too. The dirt is sandy, my feet in my chacos get dusty quickly.
We have a route that we take, but are constantly searching for the river that we know is close by. The dogs love the walk, bounding everywhere. Lizards run across the path all the time – Ernie tries to get them, but never succeeds. They dart quickly!
Today we found the river. It is so breathtakingly beautiful, I couldn’t even contain myself. It was lush, green and wet. An acequia running next to the river – grass in between. Boulders jutting up. I can’t believe it.
Of course no one there but us.
And then we walked home. Back through a grassy field. Down a dry and dusty road. Around a gate. Through the woods…..
Up and through the piñon trees…. crunching the pinecones.