Sunday, January 02, 2011

Winter in the Woods


The house has been full this past weekend. Our three children, their spouses, my parents and one sweet little granddaughter filled our home and our hearts. 

On Saturday morning, after a leisurely breakfast, we all put on warm coats, gloves and hats and headed to Englishman River Falls, about 15 minutes away. 

Hard rime lined the canyon of the falls and nearby trees. Ice-covered puddles tempted walkers to smash through with feet or rocks. Green moss softened trees and rocks. Sun filtered down to the forest floor and lifting our faces we felt its faint warmth.

 The stroller fared well and Adria slept through her first walk in the woods. Across the bridge, down along the trail, across another bridge and back up to the parking lot. Refreshed and invigorated we headed home, cobwebs cleared from our heads.

Mary, at the Little Red House is hosting Mosaic Monday once again. Her mosaic today is a beautiful 2011 calendar filled with breathtaking photos. 




8 comments:

Miss Debbie said...

Sounds like quite an adventure!Your mosaic is lovely!

A Garden of Threads said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful walk. The pictures are all fabulous. I hope you have a great week.

Pondside said...

We've walked that walk, but in the warmth of a late spring day. I imagine it must be lovely with icy decoration!

Snap said...

What a beautiful place! I'd love to walk there. Love the water and the reflections. Happy New Year!

Maggie said...

What a stunning place to be able to walk to whenever you wish, and what a super mosaic you have created for our first MM of the year.
Maggie

Vee said...

Your grandgirlie must be introduced to these walks early, of course. She'll be leading the way one day. Everything sounds delightful at your house and the walk as pictured in the mosaic was beautiful.

Elizabethd said...

A good walk in he fresh air is wonderful in the Winter. I've done too much sitting around this Christmas!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Wow a wonderful walk.