Yesterday I was sitting at my desk, working, when Ben called me outside to check out the woods behind our house. “I love coming into the woods on a windy day,” he told me.
Ben loves the woods, period. We have 10 1/2 acres here, and most of it is wooded. Ben spends hours making trails, clearing fallen wood, and exploring. When I came back from a recent work trip, he had been repairing cracks in the concrete pad in our driveway all week. I asked him how he felt about everything he’d accomplished. His response? “I miss the woods.”
So we ducked into the woods on a perfect Fall morning with clear skies, crisp air, and a substantial breeze, and it was immediately obvious why Ben called me to join him. Imagine 150-foot fir trees, swaying wildly in the wind–can’t imagine it? No worries, I got video:
And for a sense of scale, here’s a photo of me and Ben on our wedding day, just a couple months ago:
Next week on the blog I’ve got something really exciting planned. If you follow me on Instagram (@sidonie_s), you might already have an inkling of where this is headed. If not: watch this space!