September 30, 2007

Leatherlips, Sharon Woods, and whining - in reverse order.

I'm now ready to accept that it's September. I've spent much of the month being bummed about the end of summer, but I'm ready to move on. I should really learn to enjoy September because it's really November and later that I don't like, until hot weather returns.

Have you ever been burned out at your job? I am and have been for a while. Husband came up with a Plan that would allow me to quit my job sometime after the first of next year. Yay! Surely I can get through a few more months, knowing there is an end in sight! It's not working out that way though. After the initial excitement of thinking about quitting, now when I work, it sucks the life right out of me. Today was a long work day so I did what I could to make it better.

I was at the light to the entrance of Sharon Woods. On the spur of the moment, I decided to turn in instead of driving straight to my next destination. A touch of nature was exactly what I needed.
I had never been to Sharon Woods before today, which seems odd because I'm a big fan of the Metro Parks and I've heard how nice it is there. It was as crowded as I have ever seen any of the parks. I usually go to the more secluded ones so I can commune with the trees.

Schrock Lake
Schrock Lake

On a trail.
Sharon Woods

A stroll through the woods. Personally, I can't call it hiking if it doesn't make me grunt at some point, or get muddy :)
A stroll through the woods

Then I did some more work and on the way home took another break. This time it was to see Leatherlips. It was another one of those things I would remember I wanted to see about the time I passed it on the road. I thought it was built a long time ago, but I was wrong. The plaque said 1990. Again, the place was very crowded.

Some girls had fun when they saw me with a camera :)
Leatherlips Sculpture

Front view.
Leatherlips Sculpture

And the Scioto River.
Scioto River

1 comment:

apocaknits said...

Oh cool! I didn't know there was a monument so close to where I live, now I definitely have to check it out.