Sunday, January 21, 2018

Another winter picnic -- Post 1

Yesterday friends, Lois and Jamey Fite, and I went on another winter picnic.  Temperatures were in the 30s, so the snow was very slushy.  We had brats, turmeric potatoes, chips, hard boiled eggs, and gluten free chocolate chip cookies.  A great time was had by all.

Heading into the woods....




The dogs enjoy the adventures, too.



Picnic spot...





Saturday, January 20, 2018

Ski and Sun

Progress on the new book is going very well.  I have certainly learned a lot more than I expected about the formation of the Great Lakes!  The graphics have been a challenge.  Some of the drawings have taken six to eight hours to complete!  I hope to get the book to my reviewers in the next week or two.

The last two days I have taken time out to go cross country skiing.  We are hearing that the town's groomer used to maintain the trail in the school forest east of down is broke.  However, the national park is doing a great job on their trails.  Yesterday I was joined ty my friend, Lois.

Last night there was a lot of color in the sky at sunset.  I wish I would have gone down to the beach to get pictures, but I was working on the book so I just took pictures from my house.







Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Time with my granddaughter

This past weekend I had a late Christmas celebration with my oldest son and his family.  We stayed busy with my granddaughter going to birthday parties, swimming class, a zoo, and more.  I absolutely love being a grandmother!

The birthday party for one of my granddaughter's nursery school classmates was held at a day care center.  They rented the facility -- which was a great idea!  There was a lot for the 15 or 20 kids to do.  It was loud and a free for all, but fun for the kids!



Swimming class....




The zoo....













Friday, January 12, 2018

School Forest Snowshoe

Even though it was only 10 degrees outside, Lois and I headed over to the school forest for a snowshoe.  Everything was coated with white snow!  It was beautiful.







Tuesday, January 9, 2018

First big winter outing and picnic

Yesterday temperatures finally were in the 20s, so friends, Jamey and Lois, and I decided to head out for our first winter outing.  East of town we snowshoed in over an hour and found a place along a river where we found a downed log we could sit on.  It was not easy to collect enough dry wood, since most of it was buried under three feet of snow, but we managed.  On the menu was soup, Italian sausage, hard boiled eggs, and carrots.  The dogs also enjoyed it very much.  It was Beaver's first big winter outing (he is 11 months old).  In total we were out for six hours!  Thanks for a wonderful day.

Heading out....


Beaver really liked the deep snow!



Pictures along the way...








Parts of the route were not easy!



You can see the river in the background.  We set up on a bank above the river.