Monday, January 11, 2010

Lucky me!

We made a happy choice, 18 years ago, when we bought our little house. It now sits on a street that hosts the entrance to a gorgeous walking trail through woods and marsh. Rare for us to see ice on the marsh, so I bundled up this morning, (two pairs of pants. Hey, can I help it I live in the south and only own lightweight pants?), grabbed my camera and went out to take a few photos.

So here's my plug for Smithfield, Virginia, as a nice day trip if you're visiting southeastern VA, (Williamsburg, Norfolk or Va. Beach.) "My" new trail to the still-under-construction Windsor Castle Park has just made it an even nicer visit. Pretty, yes?











12 comments:

ChatRabbit said...

Very nice indeed! I'd like to walk it with you someday!

Shelli Cornelison said...

So pretty. We have a similar park project being developed in our small town. I can't wait for the trail to open.

Becky Mushko said...

Pretty! And no mosquitos this time of year.

Kathy said...

Wow, Kim! What a beautiful trail to have in your back yard. Lucky, Lucky You! Great pictures!

Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

Gorgeous. I am really starting to love marshes - they are so serene!
:)
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Kim Bookwriter said...

Glad everyone likes the photos. Anybody who wants to come visit, I'll take you out to lunch!

Lara Ivey said...

Hi, Kim! What a wonderful place to live AND write! The pictures are beautiful, but I bet that it's even prettier in person. We live in Montpelier...just outside Ashland, Virginia and are surrounded by over 200 acres of undeveloped land. That, too, is quite beautiful on a crisp morning. Thanks for sharing!

Nikki said...

Gorgeous, Kim. I would be jealous, but I live in a similarly idyllic place. I'll have to post pics of my writing habitat sometime. It really helps to live in the middle of all that nature, doesn't it? Have a great week!

Kristin said...

Oh, wow! That's beautiful! My dog would love it. ;)

write next 2 u said...

I look at these pictures, then look out my window at the concrete road. Sigh! I know where I'd rather be.

Kathryn Erskine said...

OK, I'm moving there right now! These are gorgeous, Kim!

Kim Bookwriter said...

I hope you do, Kathy! We need more SCBWI members down here to keep me company!

Kim