I love mini vacations. I read somewhere recently that people who take mini-vacations feel many of the same benefits as those who plan elaborate trips, without the hassle of airports, car rentals and all the planning.
A few weeks ago John and I decided to head up to the Bethlehem PA area. I had always wanted to visit and when I looked it up on googlemaps, I discovered that there was a pretty cool-looking state park nearby that offered walking trails through beautiful forest, stream and meadow.
|a snow-covered path through the clearing.|
|john through the trees.|
|my new phone takes great pictures; its depth of field is amazing.|
|bushkill creek, frozen in spots.|
|tall dried weeds in the meadow. they made the most fantastic sound as the wind blew.|
|wild raspberry branches.|
|soaking in the sun.|
|it seems that in winter, scenes are stripped down to their lines…
|love the horizontal stripes of color in this one. we were both taken with the park: even in winter, there was beauty everywhere.|