First are some photos from Ellis Hollow Nature Preserve two weekends ago in the sun. I did the longer loop and then Eliot met me half way after basketball. That little fairy house in the fourth photo down was gone when I went back for a run on Monday. I like the idea of ephemeral fairy houses. Many of the trees have ice between the furrows of their bark. It is dark and gem-like. The ice on the creek has these very human-like veins of crystal ice.
On Sunday, I went to check out some baby goats and pigs with an Earlham friend at the farm of some other Earlham friends. There's not much in the world like Earham friends. We were slightly surprised by the giantess of the mama pigs. They were very friendly and I later realized I had a rotten apple in my bag, which was really encouraging their friendliness.
Sunday night, we tried to make ravioli and they were a total flop.
One photo from a hike at Roy H. Park Nature Preserve. There are really awesome boardwalks and lots of beaver activity.
Friday after work, I stopped at home to grab my real camera before a quick hike around Ringwood Nature Preserve. I cannot tell you how wonderful it is to have some light to explore with after work. Anybody know what the tree is with the chunky bark down there?
Last Saturday at Ellis Hollow for ice chasing.
Sunday the temps reached 57, so I turned the heat off, ignored the fire and opened the doors to let some fresh air in. Some dust bunnies ran for the back door in seconds flat. I worked in the yard, went for a nice and slow run and had a picnic outside. Don't be fooled by those veggies. Eliot was away for the weekend, so I found myself eating things like Doritos for lunch and vegan chicken nuggets and wine for dinner while catching up on Downton Abbey. Apparently, it doesn't take very long for me to forget how to live alone.