In the Spring wild flowers line the wild waters of Lake Wenatchee. In the summer the lake is refuge from the 100 degree sun. In the fall it is framed by the vibrance of warm colors melting across the slopes of the Cascade mountain range.
In the Winter the lake becomes a place of pure magic. Snow covers the ground and the mountains in the distance. It glistens through the forest and dusts the lake. The lake itself is filled by the glacier and snow melt and feeds into the Wenatchee River. A day on the lake promises Eagle, Osprey and Hawk sightings. Possibly Great Horned Owl and Bear sightings as well. Mountain lions roam this land but they watch unseen.
In the Spring we make campfires and hang out in our cozy sweaters enjoying good conversations and great food. In the summer we camp, swim and float. In the Fall we hike around the outskirts of the lake mushroom hunting and playing in the forest. In the Winter you can snow shoe or ski around the lake and you might see one crazy person handstanding on a SUP board on the icy waters.
The day that the "Wild Waters" design was born was one of these cold, snowy and calm days. It's a very quiet place in the Winter besides the crunch of snow under your boots and the occasional laughter of children playing. It was the first time I had inverted on a lake that had a thin layer of ice around the edges.
The winter water was kind to me that day though winds can rage across the lake at times creating white caps. She's a moody lake with an old soul. Not on this peaceful and majestic Winter day though. My focus was as crisp and clear as the air. I respected the land and water and in turn it embraced me. I hope these leggings carry that same wild but calm focus to you, your life and your practice.