I WALK A LOT THESE DAYS…

I walk a lot these days. There are jewels of lakes on Orcas Island with trails that encircle. There are 4–6 mile loops through woods, farm land, beach and town.

Walking soothes me, unfurls me, allows me to breathe more deeply. I am nourished by visual delights. An astounding array of mushrooms, of mosses, of ferns. Waterfowl delightfully disappearing, adorable heads so black and white in the silver light.