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Walk in the Woods - Lent Resources

by Rev. Rob Merola, originally posted on DaddyRoBlog, Feb. 15, 2013



Do people still take days off?  I could be mistaken, but I don’t think we do.  Always something still be done, and with a computer or phone usually at hand, always a means to do it.  


For the season of Lent, I'm making a go at changing that.  Fridays are my day off,  so I'm going to see if I can't keep them re-creational in nature.  To that end,  I took advantage of today's beautiful weather to take a hike. For those of you who love the outdoors, here is  TR (Trip Record).


Above you will see a Pileated Woodpecker I heard before I saw it.   He was claiming his territory by drumming loudly on a tree.  A few hours later when I was walking back, he was still going strong.


Below is another bird that I have no clue what it is.  The brown head makes me think cowbird, but nothing else fits.  Anybody have any ideas?


Bird with brown head sitting on tree branch

Though the sun was warm, the air was still cold.  Any water in shade still had some skim ice, and there were even still some patches of snow.


Sometimes I think color is necessary for something to be pretty.  But walking through the woods today reminded me how pretty browns and greys can be as well.


large puddle with ice melting showing reflection of trees

On the way out, at the very edge of a field, I saw this hawk.  It was nice to see a hawk hunting somewhere other than my backyard.


brown hawk sitting on a tree branch


Back home, Sasha was unmoved.  Now that's a day of rest.


Rob+


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