Friday, February 7, 2014


All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. 
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. 
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

When experiencing cabin fever, a person may tend to have distrust of anyone they are with…

…and an urge to go outside even in the rain, snow, dark or hail.

Hey. Wasn't it around here that the Donner Party got snowbound?

One therapy for cabin fever may be as simple as getting out and interacting with nature.

Research has proven that even brief interactions with nature can promote improved cognitive functioning and overall well-being.

Temperatures were warmer today than they were all week but the deep cold left the river frozen.  The big trumpeter swans who usually swim in the shallows had probably gone to a nearby creek fed by a warm spring.

The cross-country ski track was under several inches of new powder.  There were recent footprints in the tracks, probably left by the two coyotes I saw trotting along across the river.

Harriman Ranch looked like a picture from a Christmas card.  
Some places are like people: some shine and some don't.

It’s amazing how a little fresh air and a blink or two of sunshine can cause an attitude adjustment.

Guess I won’t be taking an ax to DH at least this week.
Redrum!  Redrum!


joeh said...

You almost make winter seem nice.

Actually I love the Winter and I love the cold and the snow...within reason, I just wish Winter would end February 15 and go straight to May!

Unknown said...

That looked wonderful! I resemble the first photo this week...sad I missed the wild life watchin.

Alica said...

Getting out into nature that looks like that would make anybody feel better! Beautiful!

Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh you know I would be right there with you it is so beautiful. I would be snowshoeing not cross country though:) Heading out right now Later:) Hug B

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear he's safe for now.

Joanne Noragon said...

I would not have made it a day in any cross country expedition before, say railroads, and I doubt even then.

Terry and Linda said...

I'm sick of winter also. I sick of not being able to get all the stuff done I need to get done...I do love my afternoon walks. You are right, they help!

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Val said...

I will file this information away as an antidote for cabin fever.

Linda Sue said...

I do love your photos, very much! Lovely! I would not want to be in them are right, one MUST get outdoors and that is why Dexter is great for me...especially since he is taking diuretics, he has to go out every 20 minutes, Rain, ice, wind, whatever...I would welcome cabin fever, I am thinking.

Carla said...

Beautiful photos!
For the record, that movie completely freaked me out!