Sunday, January 4, 2009

A Frosty Walk

We received a book called WALK THERE! 50 treks in and around Portland and Vancouver and decided it was as good a day as any to go for a walk. The path we chose was along a creek with wildlife viewing areas and is a favorite of local bird watchers.

Brrrr! Look at all that frost!

We walked along a creek where attempts are being made to bring back salmon and steelhead.

Frost covered railing.

Frozen rose hips, so cold, but so beautiful.

We weren't really expecting to see any wildlife in the cold, so we were very excited to spot this great blue heron in a pond about 15 feet away from the path.

School is back in session tomorrow. I think we will all benefit from getting back into "the routine". It was a wonderful holiday break. I really enjoyed the pace of our Christmas, not so many presents, with an emphasis on handmade. I'm also ready to start on projects that got put on the back burner while I was in production mode. I've almost forgotten where that back burner is!


SquishyCuteStuff said...

What pretty photos! The more pics I see of your adorable daughter, the more convinced I am that she is part fairy.

That ice and frost can be such a pain in the butt, but it is so pretty to look at ☺

Hello, I'm Sally. said...

I just asked Violet, "Are you part fairy?" She smiled and said "I think so!"

Brittney said...

Great photos! What kind of camera do you have? I want it!

Hello, I'm Sally. said...

It is a Cannon Powershot G9. Unfortunately, I've heard that the G10 is not as great. But if you can still find a G9, I'd snatch it up if I were you!

Pollyanna said...

Wow. What a walk. I'm loving your pictures too.

We tried to slow down during the holiday break too. I love handmade gifts best. Can't wait to see what you put on your back burner. I've seen your tut pop up in a few places this last week.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your walk with your gorgeous children! Photos are great. Felt as if I was walking along with all of you. Happy New Year.

Amy said...

Your photos were so great of your walk! Good luck with getting back in the swing of things- that is what we are trying to do too!