Yesterday was busy. I had errands and chores to do but still managed to squeeze in a hike between responsibilities and rain showers.
Sometimes it’s the fun things that we shoehorn in amongst responsibilities that mean the most.
Dark clouds hovered over Lake Hope when I arrived but there was no lightening and the system was moving through so I read a book in the car and waited it out.
I did get rained on a bit near the end of the hike but I didn’t mind. It was hot despite a decent breeze. Tree cover provided a good bit of protection but a few raindrops made it through and it felt amazing.
Afterward, I drove to another area of the lake to photograph the first water lilies in bloom. This guy hovered and landed, providing a quick opportunity to grab some pictures!
In all, it was a good day but my allergies are now acting up and I’ll pay for this adventure for a while. Nonetheless, it felt good to move and breathe fresh air and to be a kid again playing in the rain! Everyone should take a walk in a quiet forest on a rainy day once in a while.
You have the amazing ability to describe your own personal reactions to your “escapes,” while at the same taking your readers right along with you! Wonderful trip and hike to Lake Hope for ALL of us! 🙂 🙂
You are kind. Thank you Jerry! I’m glad you enjoyed the trip. 🙂