Ordinary Life = Sledding On a Sunny Day – “Just This”

It was a beautiful sunny winter day. There aren’t many of those, I’m sad to say. There are so many grey, cloudy hours day after day.

Staying inside becomes a habit. Busting out to feel the sun again, all suited up, with boots, gloves, and mask I was ready for some cold and snow in the afternoon.

I walked the short hill to the park at the end of the street. Camera tucked into a warm pocket. Ready to check on the “little jokers” aka the park squirrels…walked the perimeter of the block. Looking for a good shot.

The Little Jokers were busy leaping, digging and eating the nuts they buried this past fall. Reassured by their antics of their play, I felt content.

Squirrel Diving for Nuts in Snow 1-3-2021 CKatt
Squirrel Digging Up Nuts 1-3-2021
Squirrel Eating Nuts 1-3-2021 CKatt
Blue Winter Sky in the Washburn Fair Oaks Park – 1-3-2021 CKatt

More people appeared. Some were walking dogs, talking on their phone, sitting together on a bench enjoying the sun.

There were a few kids sledding with their family. I walked slowly, my steps deliberate. Tried to pay attention to my breath, but was too taken by the silhouettes of the family playing in the snow. Their colorful sleds and squeals of glee lifted my spirits up. Grey days had all gone away.

Much of life is ordinary with ordinary days of sun, snow and play.

Reminders like this: Breathe in and live in the moment. For this is what is right in front of us.

“Just This.”

Thanks for stopping by my kitchen.

Enjoy a moment wherever you may be today.


About kunstkitchen

Visual artist and writer hunting words, languages, visions, and insight in my kitchen - connecting Art (Kunst) and culture and slow food cooking. Classically trained artist. Paint and draw with traditional materials. Live in the Northland where it's six months of winter. Appreciate the little things in life. Sharing food and art experiences and the lessons that my talented and generous friends have given me.
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6 Responses to Ordinary Life = Sledding On a Sunny Day – “Just This”

  1. Forestwood says:

    So lovely to see the squirrels digging around in the clean pure snow. A good distraction from the worries of life. I miss the snow…

  2. mydangblog says:

    Wow, we haven’t seen a sky that blue here for quite a while. It’s been a gloomy fall and winter so far, although yesterday the sun did manage to peek its head out for a couple of hours. But it was too cold to enjoy it, at least for me. How far away is spring again? Lol!

  3. anne leueen says:

    We see lots of squirrels here as they come for seeds that have dropped from our bird feeder. But they also manage to find the corn kernels they hid at the end of the summer in various places on our lawn which is now covered in about 3 inches of snow!

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