My family and I have been taking a lotta walks lately. As dog owners, we have always been regular walkers, but this lock-down has taken it to a new level. Walking outside in the spring sunshine while oo-ing and aahh-ing over the spring blooms has helped keep us sane during the lock-down.
There's a lovely little park nearby that just consists of nature trails (and one playground that is currently off-limits). Surprisingly, Ransom has had a blast walking and running on the trails and has not constantly asked to be held. Its been really sweet. We even discovered an awesome tree-house, that I later found on Airbnb.
We also spotted these pretty trillium flowers.
We didn't know what they were at first and had to do some internet sleuthing when we got home. We only noticed them for about two weeks (if that, I honestly don't remember when we first spotted them) and now their time is gone. So I've started drawing one in my sketchbook.
Usually at this time of year we're starting to go on more hikes at epic places like Mt. Hood and the coast, but our life is smaller right now, closer to home. I'm thankful we have such beauty even in our own neighborhood.
That's all I really wanted to share. Just some simple walks and a simple sketch. I hope you can spot some simple joys today as well.
A place to share the process. A space to be honest about the triumphs and trials of my daily life as an artist and mama. Writing motivates and refreshes me.