Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Snowshoes and a Bit of a Break

The snow was thick and powdery yesterday so I took the boys and set off right after an early lunch to enjoy another goal on my list.

We put on our snowshoes and headed down the trail.


It was gorgeous and sunny and we enjoyed seeing all sorts of things...even elephants.  Yes, that's right!  See?

No?  How about this one?
  See his head and trunk (on the left) and eye and front leg?


Can you see it?  The boys and I have enjoyed a couple exercises in this book and we've been looking for 'faces' in our hikes and outings.  After seeing the first 'elephant' we were on the lookout for more and we certainly found them. Fun!  Have I mentioned how much I love living in the woods?  :-)
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I'm going to be taking a month long break from this space...a blogging pause.  There will be very little computer time, lots of planning, dreaming, resting, enjoying, adventuring and family time.  I love taking a "pause" from things every now and again - even things I enjoy very much - and then coming back to them refreshed and re-newed. ;-)  I'll enjoy my time away and I'll enjoy returning to writing about our days in February.  I hope you'll return then too.

Wishing you a beautiful month.

12 comments:

Leigh said...

Snowshoes! That is so cool. Your photos make a walk in the snow look like a lot of fun, but I have to admit that I'm glad to enjoy them from the comfort of my own computer!

Rebecca said...

Enjoy your break, Heather! It sounds like a very good idea. *See* you in February.

Sarah said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I saw the elephants! The last one looked a bit like a bear to me.

What a beautiful place to live.

shell said...

Gorgeous pictures. Looks like you all had a fabulous time.

Have fun over the coming month - I look forward to your return xx

Mandy said...

Very cool snow elephants! And the icicles are so pretty. Enjoy your break:)

gardenmama said...

Such magical photos, I love that you were finding faces in the woods. We certainly love living among the mountains and forests too! Enjoy your time away, I was looking forward to getting to know you as we just met!

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

I see the elephants! Neat.
Enjoy your family time!

The Cottage Garden Farmer said...

Lovely photos, enjoy your break

Nikki said...

You've no idea how enviting all that snow looks when we're anticipating a scorcher tomorrow.
ENjoy the time out.

Carol............. said...

Your photography is wonderful!!!!

Will stop by and visit again....

missliz said...

I found you looking for a sugerless strawberry jam recipe. I can't wait to try yours. I, too, am a HS Mom and look forward to coming back to see what you are up to. Enjoy your break! Liz

Amy said...

I, too, took a long break. It's good for the soul. :)