Our new neighborhood has so many perks, but one of the bigger ones is that I'm about a five minute walk/ bike ride from some of my favorite women and babies. There's no better way to brake up the monotony of chores and work, than walking to the neighbor's, or biking down the trail to visit.
It's easier to organize time with friends, even amongst our different schedules and busy times when we're so close by. On wednesday, Lissa, Owynn, Kyra, Tulsi-dog and I took a little stroll in the November sun to a very special spot a short drive away from our homes.
I'd been working on figuring out my new (to me) camera and whether I'd gotten all the settings right, so I brought it along and snapped a few pictures. It's still a lot of getting used to, after years with the cheapest point-and-shoots, but I'm excited to learn the ins and outs of this little machine, for future projects both in photography and filmmaking.
The air was cold and clear, but sun warmed our faces. Baby Owynn slept soundly in his bear suit against his mama's belly. Lissa took this pic of Kyra and me in our Nordic sweaters.
Tulsi enjoyed the freedom of running up and down the cliffs like a black bolt of lightning, working off some of her excess energy. For a small pup, she's sure got a lot of it and this was the perfect place to let it all out and be wild.
The days are so short now, time in the outdoors so fleeting that it feels particularly good to be in a place that's all out in the open, not shaded by trees, cliffs, just basking in the sunlight. The Olympic Mountains hailed at us from across the water, making me miss their rainy shores. Someday soon, we must head out there into that wild place again.
In the meantime, we've got our own pieces of wild.
Where's your wild place?
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