Komorebi Walk*, South Saskatchewan River
Komorebi is a Japanese word for the way light filters through trees. Memories of sun and shade, a thousand gestures of green leaves, and the feel of shady woods in the summer. Here, in the middle of winter: the leaves are dead and down, the sky is overcast, and the trees are bare bones. But there is light in the snow, the river, the grey sky, and walking while paying attention to trees and light is a way to find beauty everywhere.
* I am grateful to walk at a distance with Walking the Land land arts collective, who were walking in Gloucestershire and elsewhere in the world today - Komorebi Walk is their First Friday Walk prompt.
Location: Along the South Saskatchewan River, Medicine Hat, Alberta
Length: 3 km
Date: 4 February, 2022
Sandra Cowan likes to walk on trails, paths, and city streets. She is based in southern Alberta, Canada, as a visitor in the land of the Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot Nation).