We are Canadian though, which means nothing keeps us inside, nothing. The cold doesn't scare us, we bundle up. There are wool undershirts, wool long johns and many more layers on top of that. We pull on snow pants and coats and hand knit hats and scarves, we take a deep breath and we step outside.
We walk, we run, we giggle and we smile. We feel alive. Full of life. Grateful for winter and all it brings. In the snow we find tracks - deer, bunny and fox. We follow them. We wonder when they were here, what they were doing and where they were going. Reece wonders out loud how they stay warm.
Cheeks get rosy. Eyes sparkle. There is joy in these cold days...as long as you dress for the conditions and look for the magic.
Lovely! This post reminds me of something I read once about cycling (which is very much applicable to winter):ReplyDelete
There is no bad weather - only inappropriate clothing/gear.
So enjoy those woollens and hand knits and long johns! :)
It sounds and looks lovely. I miss those cold days. All the snow pictures just makes me realize that next time the navy moves us, it will be somewhere with a real winter:)ReplyDelete
It really is. Yes it is cold, but if you just let that go and find a way to enjoy it, it really isn't that bad.Delete
Wow. You Canadians are tough ones. That kind of cold is something else. I experienced it one year on the East Coast, but I'm afraid I'm a soft West Coaster at heart. Enjoy your winter!ReplyDelete
Yes we are!!!Delete
so beautiful, it looks like powder sugar sprinkled over the landscape.ReplyDelete
i find it too funny when some folks tell me they won't go out when its cold. they're missing out! just a few more layers of clothes and i'm good to go outside in any weather. the hot chocolate tastes so much sweeter when you come back inside, and the tingle feels so good when you start warming up again :)
Thanks, that is the perfect way to describe it.Delete
I know, totally agree with you. The schools have been keeping the kids inside at recess around here this week...too cold to send them outside. I honestly can't believe it, I just want to shout, come on people we live in Canada, it gets cold, get use to it.
And yes the hot chocolate does taste so much better :)
Have fun in your cold and snowy woods!ReplyDelete
We are experience full blown winter here in the south. Our high temps today was 37 degrees F. Tomorrow our high may reach 32 degrees. We are also supposed to get a wintery mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain. See what happens when I complain about no winter?ReplyDelete
It seems there is winter all around :) Enjoy it Melissa.Delete
Please enjoy all that beautiful cold for me Kim. Here on the coast we were 67 degrees today, great for farming, not so great if you had plans to curl up in front of the wood stove and knit, just saying.ReplyDelete
I will Tracey. My parents will be your way next week for the next two months, they will very much enjoy the warmer temperatures.Delete
I find it remarkable how just a few hours North, the landscape is so different!! We still have quite a bit of snow, despite the melt last week, and the cold is down right bitter. We were out for about 10 minutes today. Enough to get some fresh air and that was it. The boys can now say their crazy mother took them outside in -46 weather!!!ReplyDelete
Hope you and your boys are staying warm.
Oh and I love that he goes off and follows tracks in the snow!
All of our snow melted over the last few weeks. Just a dusting right now from the flurries we have had this week.Delete
Glad you got some fresh air. Tracking is a favourite activity around here right now :)
I will admit, this brutal cold scares me! lol I have a permanent spot next to the fireplace. :) Enjoy your next woodland walk. I miss them.ReplyDelete
Well, I guess if you don't want to go out in it, the fireplace is the next best place to be :)Delete
I love your Canadian pride! And the commitment to nature. That's one lovely thing about the cold, you can bundle up and go out. Not so with the heat.ReplyDelete
Thanks KC!!! Nature and I are really good friends :)Delete
We lived in the Upper Peninsula of MI before moving here to PA and I loved the cold and nothing stopped us or the other residents. I think it is just how you adapt. When we lived in TX I could not adapt to how hot it was but MI I was A okay :) Lovely walk about tour!!ReplyDelete
I do think it is about adaption, and I also think it has a lot to do with the mind. How you think about a day and your expectations.Delete
That is the key to 'surviving' our winters -- EMBRACING them and investing in warm/appropriate outdoor clothing!! I always feel more alive and connected when I am able to spend quality time outdoors, no matter the weather.ReplyDelete
Yes, embracing them. You guys have been a tad bit colder than us :) Yes on the alive and connected part, it is why we spend so much time in nature.Delete
There's nothing that will make you feel more alive than getting out in that kind of cold! Stay warm and bundled!ReplyDelete
So very true Tess. Luckily for us we had much milder temperatures today, it was lovely.Delete