Saturday, April 26: I’ve been taking 3-mile walks all winter, through the drab, icy, and freezing landscape of northern Virginia, but now my walks are filled with blossoms. Here are a few views of my springtime visions, as seen on my daily walks, either in my Oakton neighborhood, around Lake Audubon or Lake Thoreau in Reston, around Burke Lake, or in Vienna. All photos were taken with my iPhone as I don’t carry my camera while doing walks for exercise.
“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” — Rainer Maria Rilke
“It is a very beautiful day. The woman looks around and thinks: ‘there cannot ever have been a spring more beautiful than this. I did not know until now that clouds could be like this. I did not know that the sky is the sea and that clouds are the souls of happy ships, sunk long ago. I did not know that the wind could be tender, like hands as they caress – what did I know – until now?”
― Unica Zürn
As you can see, I’ve been having a little fun with some apps on my iPhone, including Instagram and Snapseed. Oh, it’s so lovely to take a walk on a fine Virginia spring day.