Don’t Ask…

“If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.”

~Anatole France~


As I write this, I am looking out at an all-day rain and the end of what was an absolutely mouth-watering, life-giving, and rejuvenating stretch of weather in November.

I spent four days of this stretch on the bike and when the wind was a little too much or time ran short, I went for a walk. The cordiality of the sun and smiling companion of blue skies have been utter joy.

As we head back into normal weather that will be 20-25 degrees colder, my path will be different. In the days and weeks to come, the bike will be placed in hibernation, photos of winter will replace photos of autumn, and wool socks and winter boots will be put into daily use.

Still, the past week was great while it lasted, even when I got turned around on the path at Bubolz Nature Preserve on the last day of sunshine and warmth. I was questioning where it led for about 10 or 15 minutes, which goes against today’s quote, but I never once questioned the beauty.

Stay on your path today and enjoy whatever comes.

Bear Creek, which runs alongside Deer Run Pass.
A post, the trail and play with a cell phone camera.
A shelter in the woods. Perhaps for those caught in the rain?

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20 responses to Don’t Ask…

  1. Dan Antion says:

    That looks like a wonderful path to walk down. I’m glad you got a few extra days of sunshine and warmth. I love the image of bear creek (very good for One Liner Wednesday).

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thanks Dan. Bubolz is a lovely place to walk. It stays open through the winter for those who want to snowshoe and cross country ski. I’ll be waiting for spring, when I can walk the same path and embrace the new season’s growth.

      • Dan Antion says:

        No snowshoes for you? Our daughter just started using them last year for winter hiking, She likes it a lot. I’m not so bold…yet.

      • bikerchick57 says:

        Bubolz rents snowshoes and cross country skiis and I’ve actually been contemplating both. I need to call and find out if they are renting this winter as their main lodge has been closed since April.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I’m refusing to say “winter” just yet, Teagan, although today’s weather is closer to that than autumn. I’m grateful for last week’s warm weather and the time I was able to spend on the trails. Happy Wednesday, Teagan! Have a lovely day!

  2. murisopsis says:

    It has been a wonderful warm stretch this last week here too! I love the photos – especially the “canopy of trees” picture!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      It’s cold today, but I refuse to let that stop me from another walk in the woods after lunch. Have a great day!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I walked the Heckrodt Preserve this afternoon. Much cooler, but still a bright sunny day. Good for the soul!

  3. dweezer19 says:

    Beautiful photos Mary. I’m happy for this time of repose for you and hope your next phase will bring new moments of joy.

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