Outdoors

It's November and of course it's time to start listing the things we are thankful for. Thanksgiving is the 27th this month so that means I have to come up with a long list of stuff I'm thankful for--well, it shouldn't be hard now should it.

Let's start with thoughts that ran through my mind as I went for a run this morning.

I'm grateful for the outdoor. Living all by three years of my 45 years in the beautiful state of Washington has taught me to appreciate the colors of nature and the diversity of the outdoors. I grew up in Eastern Washington where anything green is either painted or watered. I've lived the last 24  years in Western Washington--or as I like to spell it WETTER Washington. It doesn't matter the side of the mountains, there is beauty all around.

 A trail on my running route.

A trail on my running route.

 A little obstacle in my way. 

A little obstacle in my way. 

 The fence posts of a hog's pen. 

The fence posts of a hog's pen.