Monthly Archives: May 2013

Trail Whimsy at Work

This is an example of Forest Imps’s imaginations at work. Click to read Dragonfly’s post about Forest Imps and Trail Whimsy here

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A Sign

When following the trail, you look for signs you are on the right path. An orange flower marks the way for Dragonfly and Prairie Dog.

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After the Rain – Tuesday, May 28th

After winter comes the summer. After night comes the dawn. After every storm, there comes clear, open skies. ~ Samuel Rutherford

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Mama said there’d be days like this…

Friday,  May 24 I don’t know…maybe it was because we had done two 21.5 mile days earlier this week.  Maybe it was because it rained every day and our boots have been constantly wet.  Maybe it’s because we were only … Continue reading

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“That’s an easy section, it’s all down hill”

Yesterday, Dragonfly and I hiked our first slack pack hike.  Slack packing is where you hike with as light of a pack as you can-usually with just water, food, and rain gear.  We were carrying about 15 pounds each, which … Continue reading

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Forest Imps and Trail Whimsy

It is true that hiking the Appalachian Trail is hard work. It is physically and mentally demanding. That said, since “all” one does each day is walk, eat, walk, eat, walk, eat…and sleep, hikers’ playful imaginations are also well exercised. … Continue reading

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Sunday, May 19

The altar flowers at St. Paul’s UMC today were dedicated to the glory of God and to our “favorite” daughter, Prairie Dog on her birthday. She has brought so much happiness and joy to us and to everyone she meets. … Continue reading

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