Yesterday, on my way into the studio, I took an impromptu detour onto a road marked The Hollows that I’ve been intrigued by for a while, thinking it might be a good place to go for a walk. Charlotte and Daisy Mouse were with me, and the truth is, we could all use a little more exercise.
While we were there, we explored lakes and wetlands ringed by tall prairie grass and cattails, walked through a forest, came across an old fashioned drinking fountain pump, and encountered a few liberated gnomes, who had been restored to the wild, as part of the local conservation effort. At first Charlotte got very excited, mistaking them for Keebler cookie elves. While they teased her about that, they didn’t take offense, and later showed her the best place to take a catnap, on a soft bed of rushes at the water’s edge.
I took these snapshots with my phone—not great quality, but a good enough reminder of a very pleasant Sunday afternoon.
Since Charlotte really isn’t all that outdoorsy, I’ll likely come back here on my own sometime soon, to enjoy the scenery and go for another walk. It’s a really beautiful place, even on a cool and overcast day.
Meanwhile, hope y’all had an excellent weekend, and stored up plenty of R&R to fortify you throughout the coming work week. Happy Monday!