Monday, February 11, 2013

A Winter Walk in the Woods














It snowed...a lot! It started Thursday afternoon and didn't finish until sometime late Friday night. If I think back to my childhood I fondly remember winters with this much snow all season long, but in the last few years we have had quite the shift in our winter season. We have moved to much warmer winters with much less snow. And while this is lovely, it just doesn't feel right. So when this storm arrived, I was quite happy. We got up Friday morning and cancelled all our plans. We shovelled, we played, we walked up our road, we played some more and then we headed inside to bake and play by the fire. It was one of those days we will remember for quite some time.

The rest of the weekend gave us a ton of sunshine and beautiful temperatures, so away we went into the woods to enjoy it. The three of us ventured along snowy trails, stopping to admire the simple things along the way...the trees, shadows on the snow, nests in trees, some wild turkeys, a bunny hole and a gorgeous sky.

The simple beauty of nature never ceases to amaze me.

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  1. And all I have is rain! It's beautiful Kim and I love seeing the turkey's!

    My email is 1tims@embarqmail.com, let me know when you will be here!

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    1. Oh how I wish I could bring you some snow Tracey. I will be in touch :)

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  2. I can remember only one time in my life where we got to trudge through snow. It snowed 1 foot in NM and we lived in the open mesas and so my cousin and I went out and played the entire day out in the sage brush. It was brilliant. I can't wait for snow again.

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    1. That sounds like fun, memories are great. KC I can't wait for you to experience snow again, and blog about it. It will be so much fun to read and see your adventures :)

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  3. A beautiful, snow covered scene. And what fun to come across turkeys on the path! :)

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    1. It was a great afternoon and such a special treat to follow the turkeys, they usually fly off.

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  4. Wild turkeys - awesome!

    What a wonderful walk - thanks for 'taking' us along :)

    xo

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  5. Beautiful pictures. We have enjoyed a lot of snow as well... I don't think I've ever seen my children so happy, content, and tired as they are after a day in the snow.

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    1. Thanks! And I know, it does amazing things for bedtime :)

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  6. Beautiful sunny and snowy scenery...and turkeys! Love the red contrast of the dogwood against the crisp white snow and blue sky.
    You live in a beautiful spot!

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    1. Thank you, although I still think where you live wins hands down for beauty :)

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  7. what fun! but i have to say, i'm enjoying *not* having our usual colorado snowfall now that we're settling in to life here in north carolina. i can appreciate the beauty and crispness of snow, on occasion, but at heart i'm a summer baby.

    are you loving your new camera?

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    1. It was! I have a hard time picking my favourite season, I like them all. I enjoy the shift in seasons too. I don't think I could live somewhere that didn't experience a change in season, it would feel so strange.

      I am not using it yet :) I have carved out some time this coming weekend to sit down and do some exploring with it.

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  8. It sounds and looks like you had a lovely weekend.

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  9. lol, we went out to get in the car the other day and had about 20 turkeys on our lane way. The boys thought is was the funniest thing they had ever seen. We see them often, but never so many and they all looked at us and started squalling and running and flying away.
    Your weekend looks much like ours. I twas a beautiful snow wasn't it?

    Enjoy your Monday.

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    1. It was really beautiful. And your turkey experience is so funny. We see them often around our home too, usually is small groups and they never hang around. We followed these two for about a kilometer on the trail, it was hilarious.

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  10. Gotta love all of the beauty that nature is, snow and all.

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  11. I'm with Tracy...nothing but rain. I am so jealous of your snow. I remember we had more snow when I was younger too. At least one or two decent snow falls a year. Now we are lucky to even get any. Enjoy it for me!

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  12. I know what you mean about the weather shift. Even just a few years ago, I can remember getting tons of snow, but even this year (when we've had "some") it hasn't been the same. It's so beautiful to be out in the woods in the midst of it though.

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  13. I agree that it feels wrong with the warmer winters. I too love to be out in the winter weather if only to walk the dog around the yard. We have wild turkeys too but boy you've got some mighty large ones!!!

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    1. They were pretty big and very friendly. It was fun!

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  14. How BEAUTIFUL!! I love all the sunshine, shadows and of course wild-turkeys! Driving into work today I came across at least 25 along the side of a country road! They are so big! We receieved quite the dump of snow on Friday too. It was a welcome sight, it makes the world seems so clean and new!

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    1. Thanks Carrie! The clean feeling didn't stick around too long, everything is messy slush today :(

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  15. Our past couple of winters have been rather mild as well and while I don't mind it one bit, it just doesn't seem right.

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    1. I know, I don't mind too much, but it is just this feeling in my gut about how wrong it is. Hopefully it will just be a cycle and winter as I knew it as a kid will be back again son.

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  16. Lucky you! My kids would love some snow around here. It looks beautiful.

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  17. so lovely. i love the way the sky looks even bluer with all that snow around.

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  18. I couldn't agree more! I too have been sad at our warmer winters. Saying to Dave each year that we need to move "more north". It just doesn't feel right without snow so like you I was happy to have 30 inches dumped on us last weekend!

    Love, love, love the pictures! Especially the one of the turkeys!

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