Today was definitely Monday, and Monday is my least favorite day of the week.
It's been a hard day. Hard for several different reasons which I don't feel like delving into.
I WILL tell you about the highlight of my day. My morning hike. Okay, if that sounds like I hike every day, I don't, but I do meet with some friends several mornings each week to walk and we try to mix it up a little every now and then with a hike.
Here are some pics from our hike this morning...
I love seeing the clouds reflected in this pond!!
If you look closely in the photo above, you'll see some of the snow left from yesterday! And I LOVE that yellow patch of aspen trees to the left of the rocks. I can see it from my back window and until yesterday, when the wind blew most of the leaves away, that patch of trees looked like it was in the shape of a heart.
We almost didn't go this morning because it was so cold and rainy (with some snow mixed in) yesterday and the forecast called for more of the same for the early part of today. Reluctantly, we bundled up and set out into the cloudy morning, and we were rewarded soon after with clear blue sky and a crisp fall day. Beautiful. We hiked up to this rock formation (trying hard not to pay attention to all the mountain lion habitat warning signs) and it was stunning. We could see for miles. The aspen trees and scrub oak were wearing their fall colors, and there was even some remaining snow on the trees and it was just beautiful!
The remainder of my week is very, very full. Field trips, volunteer obligations, kid stuff, and more. I'm so thankful for the time outdoors today. It is just what I needed. A big breath of life to fill and sustain me through the craziness of the days to come! It was the very best part of this Monday.