Top Ten Photos of 2019

Top Ten Photos of 2019

…So I know that I said on Friday that I wouldn’t be posting for a while, but then I remembered that this post was already scheduled, and, well, I feel like I have to post it; it’s tradition*.

*The tradition of posting my ten favorite photos started in 2014, and I haven’t missed a year since.

On the eighth day of Christmas break…

On the eighth day of Christmas break…

…we circled the Presidential Range.

People had told me that the White Mountains are beautiful, but I did not expect these breathtaking views.  The snow-covered peaks that tower high in the clouds are unlike anything I have seen in North Carolina.  I wish that I could have spent several days exploring the trails and soaking in God’s beautiful creation.

 

On the seventh day of Christmas break…

On the seventh day of Christmas break…

…we romped through Rhode Island.

On the sixth day of Christmas break…

On the sixth day of Christmas break…

…we managed not to fall on the ice.

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If you know me well, you know two facts: (1) I sprinkle literary allusions into most conversations, and (2) I love being outside.  Thus, a quick jaunt around Walden Pond seemed like an ideal way to spend the morning.

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When we arrived at the park, someone warned us that the trail on the south side of the lake was covered in ice. Yet, falsely believing that we are seasoned winter hikers (or maybe just desiring to prove that southerners can handle ice), we chose to wander Henry David Thoreau’s old stomping ground.

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Truly, the walk was perfect…until we reached the south side of the lake where, as predicted, a thick layer of slippery ice covered the hilly path.  We charged (…er, I mean, shuffled) ahead, and I am proud to say that we arrived back at the north side without falling.

Despite the ice, we Thoreau-ly (thoroughly) enjoyed the beauty of Walden Pond.

P.S. We also stopped by the North Bridge while we were in Concord.  Here are some bonus pictures:

On the fifth day of Christmas break…

On the fifth day of Christmas break…

…we walked the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston.

On the fourth day of Christmas break…

On the fourth day of Christmas break…

…I went to MIT and Harvard.  I guess I’m educated now.

On the first day of Christmas break…

On the first day of Christmas break…

…I went for a really long hike.

Hiking, in my opinion, is one of the most peaceful ways to spend a morning.  I love feeling the crisp, pure air on my face and hearing nothing but crunching leaves and chirping birds.

Hanging Rock, NC in winter

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