Most of the time, walking with Baxter is a highlight of my day. I love getting outside. The quiet of the farm and the dog clear my mind or give me space to think things through. Usually, Ellie is with us and we savour the farm, the three of us together.
Like me, Sarah in Illinois is trying to slow down and be in the moment. Her time with her favourite furry fellow, Blitz, is special for her too.
The older I get, the more I try to find ways to improve myself. One way I do this is to try to slow down and appreciate things around me. Especially everyday things that I tend to take for granted.
One thing that I realize I am very lucky to have is a nice quiet safe road to take Blitz on walks.
This road is mainly used for field access so most times of the year it is untravelled.
I take a leash with me just in case but for the most part Blitz is free to roam. There are always smells for him to check out.
I got in a great habit of going on a 20-30 minute walk every day after work. However, now that time changed and our daylight has shortened, we don’t get to go nearly as often.
I sure do miss those sunsets!
Blitz and I will both be anxiously awaiting spring and longer daylight hours.
Do you have a favorite walking spot? Do you dread the dark days of the winter months? Do you take the time to watch sunsets/sunrises?
This looks like a great spot to spend time with Blitz, Sarah. We do road walks occasionally at the farm, but our road is pretty busy, so usually we walk in our fields–not a hardship at all!
I find that one “bright” spot of shorter days is that I catch more sunrises and sunsets.
Ahh, those prairie sunsets!! This looks like a beautiful walk for you and Blitz. It’s so nice when they can roam off-leash, isn’t it. (Plus, in our case, Bear gets about ten times more exercise, lol.) I do dread the shorter days in some ways, but I like the increased cozy factor that comes with them. If I could hibernate it would work better!
Haha! His zig-zags sure add many more steps to his walk than mine.