Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas day hike

It was sunny and uncharacteristically warm (for Indiana) on Christmas day. 
 Forty-five degrees.  We took Chelsea and headed to the bluffs.
I found this tree, encircled in thorns.

Look how clear the water was. 
 And beautiful reflection.

trail
 We spooked an owl or a turkey buzzard.  Something big that was roosting and took off in flight as we approached.  Doug thought it was a turkey buzzard.  I thought it was an owl, by the way that it flapped its wings.  We encountered another couple with their dog and another man with his dog.  After the hike we took Chelsea out to a nearby field and let her run.  That girl loves to run.
my beautiful girl, Chelsea
Getting out and hiking cleared my head.  We went home and baked a ham and cooked up a skillet of fried sweet potatoes.  Then we went to a movie last night.  (More on that with a later post.)  It was just us- a quiet day.  It was a great day for a Christmas day hike.  Now they are calling for snow and rain for tonight and tomorrow.  Typically, they are calling for snow for New Year's eve weekend.  The weather usually pretty nasty on New Year's eve.  I'm back to the office tomorrow through Friday.  It will be exceptionally quiet.  A good opportunity to tie up a big project that I've been working on for months.

6 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

Looked like you had a nice day there and some sun which is always good. That lake was sure clear! Glad you had a nice day. sandie

TARYTERRE said...

What a LOVELY way to spend a Christmas Day surrounded by nature's beauty. WOW! You seldom see water that clear in a lake. Loved seeing the rocks on the bottom. The THORN tree was pretty cool too. Glad you had a wonderful day. Hope the work week goes quickly so you'll be ready for the New Year. We're expecting some snow here too. IMHO it's been kinda nice without it. Wishing you good health and happiness in the New Year. Take care.

Holly said...

Such pretty pictures, sounds like a nice relaxing Christmas day. Enjoy your nice weather while you've got it.

Karen said...

Sounds like a perfect day! I love the water pic... and what a cute dog :-)

Kris said...

Pretty pictures of the area you hiked! Sounds very peaceful!
What did you see?

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Wasn't it a beautiful sunny Christmas? How unusual. Then today we're a winter wonderland. Crazy ol' Hoosier weather, huh?

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