Keep Calm and Skate On

Yesterday afternoon I went skating near my house at the Kanata Beaver Pond. There is something about the motion of skating that is meditative, going around in circles, over and over and for some reason never wanting to stop. I even played with the hockey stick and puck that were left there by some kids, pretending I was Wayne Gretzky, racing across the ice, hoping to score that big goal.

The sun hits the ice
My skates glide smoothly along
Oops! โ€“ Was that a bump?

Here is a video of my first skate. (There is also another one of me spinning but watching it makes me dizzy!).

Later I went for a walk and basked in the beautiful weather.ย  A little chipmunk put on a show for me while I snapped a few photos:

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Scurrying away to gather some nuts:

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I encountered a mother and her daughter walking their dog across the frozen pond:

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The woods near my house always make me reflect, and have a haunting effect as the sun rays peek through the treetops:

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A beautiful afternoon in solitude, nature, and surrounded by beauty. When life gets a little overwhelming, keep calm and skate on!

 

 

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