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!