What a glorious morning for a leisurely springtime walk with James. It’s a morning after a day of light, steady rain. I love strolling slowly along the country road with James at my side after a rain… the air smells so fresh… the trees are budding… the grass is greening… the streams are bubbling with crystal clear water. The sky is bright blue this morning – with the sun beaming down on us. We stand, quietly, both of us, listening to the birds chirping. This beauty of nature was not to be missed by our usual power walking strides. What a way to start the day!