Wednesday Wonders

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My biggest wonder this week was a winter walk to a nearby ravine. It was a cold and clear day with the sun hovering above the horizon like it does this time of year. Q and I often travel down this path to get ourselves out of the house and into whatever Vitamin D we can find.

When it rained for 40 days and nights, this creek bed was roaring with water. Now it’s rather dry, at least up at the top where we started. Further down it filled with water dripping from the sides of the ravine. Amazing! (I would have to jump many WordPress hoops to upload my 3 second video but I did put it on Instagram if you’d like to see the water dripping.)

We had a few blackberry injuries toward the end when we got tired of scaling the fallen logs. But the wonder was absolutely worth the scratches. (At least it was to me. I might have to do some fast talking to get Q on that adventure again.)

Other wonders:


Two young men stood staring up at these trees in Wright Park.

“We thought it was an eagle, but they’re just crows.”

I thought the crows looked pretty amazing in those naked branches — almost as amazing as seeing two young men in basketball clothes staring up at the trees.


The cats rearranged the tulips I bought for Q without permission. I like their work! (That’s the wonder.)


The moon and a planet showed up to surprise us on our way to preschool the other morning.

May you know a world of wonder,

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See my first post on wonders to learn more about collecting art and story ideas.

About the author: Karrie Zylstra Myton is a blogger, essayist, and aspiring author who writes for the wild joy it brings on the best days and the hard lessons she learns about life on the worst. After crafting stories in the ridiculously early morning hours, she chases her two sons, cuddles with cats, and laughs with her husband about how crazy life can get in middle age.

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