The boardwalk along the little river that passes through our city is a part of one of my favourite walking trails.

It’s a beautiful spot on early summer mornings. On early winter mornings such as this one last week, it becomes just one more cold and icy place with no protection from the wind and snow.

As much as I’ve been enjoying the fresh air of wintertime outdoor power walking, I can honestly now say that the novelty is wearing off and I’m more than ready for spring.

“Silence can always be broken by the sound

Of footsteps walking over frozen ground

In winter when the melancholy trees

Stand abject and let their branches freeze”

~ Merrill Moore