the first day


Our first day of the new year was spent in part at Detroit Lake.  Salem was wrapped in a thick fog, but we eventually found sun as we headed up and east.  We were hoping for a little bit of snow, like last year (seen here), but, alas, there was just a lot of squishy mud.  The lake is drained in the winter to allow for snowfall, so you can walk right down into the bed this time of year.  There are hundreds of tree stumps, most of which have amazing exposed roots.  Last year my husband carved a T for Thor into one of the stumps and piled up a bunch of rocks around it, so this year we found it and recarved the T.  He even found an old rowboat that had sunk and set it in the water for one last adventure.   

The day felt familiar, yet brand new.  We were together, outside, in the middle of the week.  It was slow, sunny, and sweet. 

I hope your first day was a good one, too.  I don't know about you, but I'm really looking forward to what this year brings.  I think there will be change and discovery and many good things!  Bring it, 2014. 
by mlekoshi