One of the best things I’ve done this fall has been going for morning walks along the Roanoke River after I drop the monsters off at school. It has brought some much needed peace and clarity to my life. My walks are not power walks but more like morning meanders as I have to stop and look at everything along the way. I have my frenemy Henry Heron and several cats and ducks that I have to search out and wish a good morning to.
But, last week I came across a tree that I absolutely fell in love with. It’s big and bold and lives alongside the water. The way it’s roots are growing look like a giant foot sticking it’s toes into the water.
Here’s the tree, you can kind of see it’s “foot” at the bottom
A close up of the foot
I am so grateful that I have the time and the ability to stop and appreciate the wonder that is in nature. So often I get all stressed and anxious and I miss so much of the greatness that is around me. In these moments in the morning when I have nothing to do besides walk and think and wonder I am learning to breathe and flow.