First snowy walk of the year

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Although the world around us has been hit with snow repeatedly over the last few weeks, we, aside from the very occasional ephemeral flurries, were yet to have any real snow. That changed yesterday. You can imagine the early morning excitement when we suggested going for a walk at a nearby regional park. It’s a lovely sight with waterfalls, a fun hydro-electric complex with peak panels to see the turbines whirling and a very tall suspension bridge that the kids just love running along, every step making the bridge sway and bounce.

For me, it was a quiet chance to say good night to the world as it gets tucked in under a lovely soft white blanket. Although waking up to find the world covered in beautiful powdery snow one morning has its magic, there is a sense of closure when watching it happen slowly over the course of a few days. Watching the grass gradually disappear, the late fall brown turning into a cleansed blank slate. It’s little things you notice like the fur on squirrel tails looking fuller, bird songs growing quieter, the lighter “crunch” of footsteps on the ground and the sudden brightness of even the cloudiest days.

It is still snowing this morning, heavier and more determined than yesterday. They are announcing another 5-10 cm (2-3 inches) over the next 24 hours. I doubt it will stay, as the ground is not yet frozen. But for now, I will breathe it in and enjoy it, letting my inner child giggle with glee.

Oh how I’ve missed you winter. Welcome home.

About Yanic A.

Hello to all of you and thank you for stopping by! My name is Yanic. I'm a wife to a wonderful husband, a mother of 2 beautifully complex and unique children and a lover of all things inspiring. Having started a personal journey of self discovery when I found out I was pregnant with my daughter 4 years ago, I've since embraced a daily life of simpler pleasures and gratitude. As we get to know each other, you will know me as a quilter, a gardener, a Tao cultivator, a vegetarian foodie, a true believer in a healthy family life as being the secret to my happiness and hopefully as time goes on, a friend... I will try to share with you my days as they unfold, speaking of my happy successes without censoring my challenges, trying to make this blog a true portrait of the ever-changing path that I have chosen for myself. I'm hoping to find in these pages others to share with and learn from, bringing to light the absolute connection in all things and people, showing this world as being a true community.
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25 Responses to First snowy walk of the year

  1. mountaingmom says:

    A lovely way to end your weekend. I too love snow, and if it is going to be cold and wet, it should also be white, a clean slate as you said. I love your daughter’s sweet sassiness that shows in so many pictures.


    • Yanic A. says:

      I totally agree. If it’s gonna be cold like winter, then please give me winter. 🙂

      Thank you for referring to it as “sweet sassiness”. LOL! She is such a ham. We have to work really hard at getting a natural looking picture these days (the dreaded age of the forced smile), but if I get her giggling about something, it works. In this picture in particular, I asked her what her “first day of snow” dance would be and she started shaking her little butt and doing a cha-cha-cha melody. LOL!


  2. Janet says:

    I like Winter too. So pretty and festive. The air just feels so much cleaner than other seasons. Have a beautiful day!!


  3. Crystal L says:

    Another winter lover here. We don’t see much snow here but when we do, I’m like a little kid!


  4. Yay, you finally got some snow. Exciting! We got a dump last night and actually had the toboggan out this morning 🙂 I love winter, as I do all the seasons. There is something about each one that ignites my soul and makes my heart sing. Enjoy!


  5. Beautifully written! Just reading it gave me the feeling of a snowy day, although it’s raining here. There is some kind of special feeling about the snow, especially when you have kids and see their excitement and thrill. Happy winter! 🙂


  6. sally says:

    Hurray for snow! So glad you’re getting to enjoy it now, though it does still feel very early to me over here.


    • Yanic A. says:

      Oh, it’s very early over here too. 🙂 We are 10’C under normal. We’ve gotten quite a few inches too, almost a foot. It,s all white and fluffy out there instead of dull and gray, I’ll take it! ❤


  7. Your second paragraph description of winter was so beautiful I read it four times! It made me see something new in winter, and that is always my favorite kind of writing. Thank you! Happy first snow to all of you.


  8. appleshoe says:

    Lovely lovely photos. I also love the winter… But you are welcome to some of our snow, we have more than enough to share 😉


  9. KC says:

    Beautiful! I’ve wanted to have winter so badly for so long. Why I continue to live in the desert I am not sure. But after seeing people in buffalo under six or more feet of snow I can see why people move to the desert. 🙂


    • Yanic A. says:

      Bah… 6 ft of snow in one shot is not the norm… I wouldn’t be able to deal with your heat I think. But to each their own right? We all end up being where we are supposed to be. 🙂


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