aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

News from a far country

Sassafras and I went out to Wilderstead this afternoon. We both enjoy being let off our leashes, so to speak. She wanted to explore, of course. And naturally, she got over on the other side of the creek. I followed. She went up the hill and disappeared. When I had had enough, I turned for the cabin and began calling her. When I got near the crossing, there she was, on the cabin side of the creek, looking like she was saying, "Why are you still over there?" She must have doubled back on me while I was rambling.

Winter Woods Winter Woods

A view over the creek. The winter sun lights the treetops, but shadows are getting long in the holler.
She waded in the water and she got her toesies wet She waded in the water and she got her toesies wet

"Don't fence me in!" says Sassafras as she goes for a prowl.
Upper Rapids Upper Rapids

The water table is up and the snowmelt is feeding the stream. The holler's voice returns.
Forgotten Boundary Forgotten Boundary

Immense labor was required to clear the hillside and build this fence. "Come unto me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."

My time in the holler restored my peace today. As we come into the home stretch of Christmas travel and busy-ness, may you find your peace. And may it rest upon you, even when you are far away from where you usually find it.

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