I have a confession.
I’ve been a bad Farmgirl.
It is Dec. 14 (when I began writing this post) and I JUST put up our Christmas tree and Christmas decorations (of which we have three…two stockings and a felted mounted Rudolph head; stocking three is in the making).
Popcorn garland and God’s eye ornament on the tree.
“Not all those who wander are lost.” J.R.R Tolkien
This ubiquitous quote remains one of my favorites because I identify with it so much–indeed I wander to find myself. I usually feel far from lost while on a trail or not (except this one time in Utah when the sun was getting low, and we could not find our camp site after a post-dinner walkabout). With a decent map and a fair sense of direction (and the help of today’s technology) getting truly lost can be fairly difficult. As far as hiking goes, I am quick to qualify many wanderings and walks as hikes. If I’m wearing hiking boots, walk on trails away from a roadway or take more than 30 minutes, my walk becomes a hike. It turns out I take lots of hikes!
We found snow while wandering through a mountain meadow a couple weeks back. Yay Snow!