So instead of talking about my writing I thought I show you pictures from the hikes I have taken this winter. Views that keep me inspired. The first five are from a 14.2 mile hike on the west side of Michigan. My cousin and I were the first ones out on this section of the North Country Trail after a snowfall. We hiked through about 4inches of snow. It was absolutely beautiful. I forgot my camera so these were taken with my dumb phone. I was so frustrated because the pictures could have been so much better. As we walked, I kept thinking how other-worldly the Earth looked.
These next photos are from hikes in the woods near my home that I take when I have a hard time focusing, the dog needs a walk, or I just need to be outside. They were taken with a point and shoot camera. (I bought it because it was Amanda proof - it could be dropped, it was waterproof, works in below freezing temperatures, and could be ran over by a car. At the time it was a great purchase, but now, since I've been writing, I see so much more beauty in the world that I wish I could capture.)
These last two are my favorite with the last one being a place I love the most in the winter. I love how the branch is curved over the trail like a doorway and the way the snow accents the beauty of it all. They cut the fallen tree this past summer so that it doesn't block the trail which kind of made me sad - I loved to sit there. It's still an amazing place though.