Light in the Forest
We awoke to a dismal grey and wet day, which persisted all morning and into the early afternoon, the rain being quite heavy at times. So after a late breakfast/brunch, we spent the rest of the morning working on the puzzle again, which is taxing our patience! Around 2 pm, the rain finally stopped, and, looking at the radar, Roger thought we should have a window of maybe 90 minutes, so we drove up to Voice of America park, where there are paved trails, as we knew all the forest trails would be really muddy. The weather cooperated and even cleared up a bit by the time we got back, with patches of blue sky. Unfortunately, by the time the evening came around it was raining hard again, and we had tickets to go see the lights at Rowe Woods. However, we were able to delay it by half an hour, and even though we drove through quite heavy rain, by the time we got there, the rain had just stopped. It’s the first time they have done lights, and it is a fairly tame display compared to some of the others in the area, but it’s different, being in a natural setting, and it made for a peaceful walk among the trees. The Krippendorf Lodge, which is rented out for special events was open and decorated. Our favourite were the two light projections of birds shown in the bottom of my collage. They were projected onto trees, and as the branches moved in the wind, it was almost as if the birds were flying! When we got back, we watched the film Suffragette on Netflix.