Diversion | A Quiet Winter's Day

Before I awoke Saturday morning, I had definitive plans - get up, run 8 to 9 miles, drop off photos, pick up daughter from the stable, do laundry, etc, etc.

I awoke to this in the backyard:
Pond Edge

Not a lot of snow, but enough divert my plans for the day.

With the snow, lack of street clearing, and slippery sidewalks, I decided not to run at all. I still ran a little on the treadmill and did a yoga class, but these activities did not wear me out like a long run would. With residual energy to burn, I took a long photo walk on campus, around The Japan House grounds.

Solitary

Serene

Yes, it was cold, and I had the place all to myself, but stillness in the air was so calming and peaceful. At the end of my walk, I felt rejuvenated.

Solo

Sometimes a diversion ends up being what you really needed.

JapanHouseMosaic.jpg

Shared with Simple Things Sunday and Mosaic Monday. Hope you have a wonderful Super Bowl Sunday Evening!

Carol L McKenna  – (February 3, 2013 at 5:44 PM)  

Beautiful photography ~ love your mosaic photos ~ Ah, yes we had snow today in MA ~ is rather distracting to plans ~

Carol of: (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Jill Harrison  – (February 3, 2013 at 6:06 PM)  

It certainly looks like your diversion was just what your soul was craving. The Japanese garden looks like a beautiful peaceful place to walk with your camera. I can feel the calmness from here. Have a wonderful week. I am linking up to you through Mosaic Monday.

Pondside  – (February 3, 2013 at 7:16 PM)  

I love to have something like this happen to mix up the day a bit. Life goes back to normal quickly enough.

Lavender Cottage  – (February 3, 2013 at 7:50 PM)  

Sometimes a diversion leads to enjoyable activities. It would be nice to sit on that bench and drink in the surrounding scenery.

Roses, Lace and Brocante  – (February 3, 2013 at 8:43 PM)  

Quiet serenity indeed!!!
Such beautiful photographs depicting winter snow!
Oooh it looks very very cold!

Shane ♥

tinajo  – (February 4, 2013 at 12:56 AM)  

Beautiful pics, love the color combinations nature gives! :-)

eileeninmd  – (February 4, 2013 at 4:02 AM)  

We had a light dusting in the morning too! I love your photo and mosaic. Such a peaceful scene and colors. Thanks for sharing, have a happy week!

Lorrie  – (February 4, 2013 at 11:45 AM)  

I love the way snow transforms the landscape. It hides, albeit temporarily, the darkness of winter. Beautiful photos.

Prairie Jill  – (February 5, 2013 at 1:14 PM)  

What a beautiful place! I love Japanese Gardens, but I don't think I've ever visited one when there was snow on the ground.

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