For me one way to tackle the winter blahs involves a short 2 hour drive East from our home in Issaquah Washington. The drive over the pass is well worth the opportunities to bask under the blue skies, to see the oranges of the desert surrounded by the snow capped mountains and of course the giant wind mills of Wild Horse Renewable Energy Center are breath taking. The center is located near Ellensburg, Washington and is home to over 200 plant species. Some say April and May are the best times to visit because you can see the brilliant wildflower displays but I love this place no matter what time of year!
Take a snack and your camera!
“Pain is a part of being alive, and we need to learn that. Pain does not last forever, nor is it necessarily unbeatable, and we need to be taught that.”
– Harold Kushner
About Harold Kushner
American rabbi Harold Kushner has written several inspirational tomes, including the international best seller, When Bad Things Happen to Good People, selected by the Book of the Month Club as one of the ten most influential books of recent years. He was born in Brooklyn but moved to the Boston area, where he is Rabbi Laureate of a local congregation. He writes about the importance of personal acceptance and what it means to be human.