Throughout winter, despite the cold, we were lucky enough to get a few days here and there when the weather would give us a break. It hasn’t happened often, but we have tried to take full advantage of them when they do come our way. Yesterday was one of those glorious days.
Early morning (before 8 am), it was already -8’C (18’F) so we hit a local trail and just walked until both kiddos were too hungry to go on. We had received about 10 inches of the most powdery snow we had seen all year. Being one of the first groups on the trails that day, waves of white rolled at our feet as we walked. More than once, we had to pull Little Miss out of snow banks she had sunk in too deep to do it solo and we got several good laughs out of it. The birds were happy to see us and although it was too cold to keep our hands out of our mittens for long, we managed to find ways of feeding them anyway.
As the sun was peeking in and out of clouds, the day would go from ultra bright to almost dusk dark. Shadows in the thick pine forest made the place seem magical and the branches, heavy with snow, would snap up at the slightest graze, sending clouds of flakes over our heads (and down our coats Brrrrrr…) as we pushed on.
A hearty brunch was waiting for us at my parents’ place at the end of our walk and we all ate with veracious appetites. Needless to say, naps were very welcomed after such a soul-healing morning in the beautiful woods we love so much.
Only a few days left before March says hello and I won’t lie, I’m ready for Spring. I’m usually not this antsy for winter to end, but with the cold and fury of the last few months, my body is worn down from so much chill and is ready for the rest that comes with a warm Spring breeze.
Wishing you all a wonderful week. Hope your week-ends were as happy as ours.