Walking about is pure joy. I have been boasting that the darkness of the past few months didn’t affect me, and it is true. But the light has lifted my spirits and I have no wish to go backward. I’ll keep the light, thank you. I’m intrigued with all the animal tracks. There are many kinds and they are everywhere. I ask the kids what animal might have made them, but they aren’t experienced enough to be sure. This path follows a slough.