Walking Through Woods…On A Snowy Afternoon…

Did anyone else out there have to memorize any poems when you were in school? Let’s see…I had to memorize Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost, I memorized the What’s in a Name dialogue from Romeo and Juliet…and as a kindergartner, I memorized this little gem for the “Letter Program” (all of the kids had to dress up as letters…it was straight outta Simpsons…I was “Miss I:”

Miss I’s itch cannot be seen…it’s up and down and in between…it keeps Miss I in itchy stitches…wiggle hopping as she itches

To this day, that silly kindergarten rhyme is the only one of these poems I still know by heart. I’ll probably recite it on my death bed…or maybe I’ll sing all of the books of the New Testament to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star instead?

Today, my husband and I took a walk on a…snowy afternoon. The location was Waterloo Recreation Area near Chelsea, MI. The duration was about 90 minutes. My husband particularly enjoyed walking on the softer ground (said it was kinder to his joints). A nice nature hike was what we both needed! Hard to explain…but it was like a “meal” that we both really, really needed to eat!

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The woods are lovely, dark and deep,  But I have promises to keep,  And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.

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Between the woods and frozen lake...We stopped by the Mill Lake boat launch site during our hike. On a warm day, it’s fun to watch fishes swimming around!  Ice fishing shanties can be seen in the background.

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Let’s take a moment to express our gratitude for…glaciers!

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Mill Lake is in the background…

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Just a little goofing off at the end of the hike!

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