Skywatch Friday – Back to the Trails


Wednesday night I went for a little run on Turkey Mountain for the first time in months. With all the rains and storms we have had and life in general, I just haven’t made it for a long time. Today was glorious though, cool and dry and as you can see the skies were spectacular.


I love those big fluffy clouds. We have not had them for a long time.


See that grass, I am not crouching down in the grass I am standing up. We have had lots of rain and the ground is still soaked. At home I haven’t even taken the winterization off our sprinkler system.


The trails were nice, especially this dappled section.


There is usually not much color this time of year but I saw a little bit on my outing. This pink bloom for one.


And this yellow flower.


And even a random leaf on the trail had some color to it.

I walked/ran about three miles and I loved it. I had forgotten how relaxing and meditative being out in the woods can be.

What about you? What do you do to relax?

I am linking with Skywatch Friday.

20 thoughts on “Skywatch Friday – Back to the Trails

  1. Eileen Wise


    A walk in the woods in relaxing and peaceful. Your sky captures are beautiful. I love the puffy white clouds.
    The honeysuckle is pretty. Thanks for hosting. Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend ahead!

  2. A ShutterBug Explores

    Beautiful sky and cloud shots ~ and wonderful nature photos too!

    weather has been similar here ~ not seen many skies like these beauties ~ ^_^

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  3. soma @

    Looks like you had a fantastic time! Beautiful sky and lovely photos. I love walking in the woods, definitely one of my favourite ways to relax and energise at the same time. The dappled sections are my favourite as well.


  4. JM Illinois U.S.A.

    I love that trail you can walk or run on. Lucky to have color this time of year. Chicagoland area has had a lot of rain but finally the sun came out. Tulips are over. Roses and Peonies are blooming now. Spring is a lovely time of year.

    I head for Lake Michigan. I can breathe, think better and find my inner calm.

    Have a wonderful Father’s Day! (Appreciate that you host SKYWATCH.

  5. Pamela M Steiner

    I love walking in the woods…and it looks like you have a beautiful place to walk. The clouds are amazing as well. Thank you for taking us along with you on your walk.

  6. Joyful

    Those are very beautiful sky shots. The colour is superb. To relax I read but I also love a walk on forest trail. I don’t get to the forest that much but I love it.

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