We’ve got a lot of streams around our state. It seems like you can’t walk more than a mile or so without bumping into one very cool stream or another. Our very own property borders two different streams and there’s another up the road. They’re actually all over the place. I like them because so many of them are so pretty. They also keep me entertained because no two are alike. And this time of year, they’re fabulous because if the sun is shining on them, you can see straight through the water to the colorful rocks below. If you’re lucky, you might even see a fish.
Laura and I have been walking up and down our road for about six years. It’s a good road on which to walk. It’s about a mile long, a dead end, and dirt. I guess we can’t ask for anything more. The problem is, after six years, the same walk gets a tad bit boring. I’m not complaining here, I’m just saying that every so often, we need some additional stimulation to keep us happy. With this in mind, yesterday I suggested that we drive up a neighboring road to walk through a wide trail as opposed to walking up and down our road. I actually didn’t suggest this at all. By the time Laura came out of the house with her sneakers on, I was already in the car with it started. I was ready to go. I even had my camera with me.
The spot we parked is sort of secret. I don’t know why it’s not more popular. Right next to the parking area are some cascading waterfalls that are beyond pretty. I recently told my friend Ian about this spot and he stopped by with his lady for a visit. They loved what they saw. On one side of the parking area is the stream (Lemon Stream) and on the other side are two trails. These trails can be ridden on by both snowmobiles and ATVs. I actually drove my truck down one a little after moving here. It’s pretty crazy what you can find in the woods around this area. Besides the streams, there are tons of trails to nowhere and everywhere.
Across the parking area is a yoga establishment. I don’t think it’s the type of yoga one would do for exercise, I think it’s more of a cultural thing. I’m not actually sure, but here’s a sign for it. It’s sort of like a small compound and I hear it’s quite nice inside.
If you’re interested in the teachings of yoga, please feel free to visit this establishment’s website. I’ve heard that folks from all over visit for retreats and the like.
Anyway, I’m writing this post to merely show you two different photos from our walk. The first one is the obligatory picture of the falls and the second is of the trail. When we left the house, it was warm and sunny, but when we arrived at the trail, the sun seemed to have all but disappeared and there was a chill in the air. I suspect that us being in a valley had something to do with that.
Here’s the photo of the falls at Lemon Stream.
And here’s a quick pic of the trail itself.
It was nice, but I wish there were more pine trees around. Hardwoods only have such a naked and cold feel to them. I much prefer to be enveloped, rather than be out there for all to see.
Okay, have a great day and see you soon.