For those of you who have followed me for some time, you must know by now that one of my favorite spots here in Seattle is Green Lake. There's something so serene in walking the almost-three mile path around the lake - all while never even leaving the city. It's a short drive away and I find myself longing for a visit when I think only of its lush natural scenery and everything you could want in a park.
I went to Green Lake earlier in the day than normal and spotted these lovely little crocuses, reaching their aubergine-veined petals through the soil. I see them every year scattered about the city, but something about how they always reach for the sky makes them so relatable.
Starting my walk, I noticed the eerie sky and how white it was with overcast - there were crows cawing and screeching from all over, fields and branches full of birds. My assumption is that after all the earthworms were about and crows were swarming to get a shot at their evening meal.
Concluding my walk, the sky changed and was darker and more grim, which made the appearance of rain clouds in the distance. The sun setting peeped out long enough for a lovely picture, but the blustery winds and the sinking sun made for a chilly evening. Ready for tea and dinner.
Even when it is a chilly, blustery day, whenever I have the opportunity to spend the hour-long walk deep in my own thoughts with no interruptions and the ability to take in nature, I feel rejuvenated. It's like spring begins each time I have the chance to take my little walk.
What are some of the little things that center you?
So much love,