Northwoods redux, but colder and more golden and with snow!
Isn't he cute with that little dusting of snow?
I was expecting to see snow on Sunday morning. That's just what I had in my head. When I woke up on Saturday morning and saw my car covered with a thin blanket of white, I was so surprised! I gasped aloud and said, "It snowed!" even though the kids were still asleep.
I put Mickey on her leash and more or less retraced my steps.
It was much more golden this weekend than last time. Many more trees were leafless; if they were bearing leaves, they were yellow, orange or red -- no green; the only green trees were evergreen trees! Beautiful. It was interesting to see the difference that just two weeks can make at this time of year.
I pulled grandpa's old rocker into the addition (a comfortable construction zone) and placed it smack dab in front of the patio door -- this was my view on Saturday morning. And on Sunday morning, too, only with a little less snow. Quiet, beautiful, warm, coffee, knitting.
I love the colors -- and the bokeh -- leaves, twigs, snow-covered moss.
Mickey and I took a walk all the way around the island where the old boat house used to be. I think I've only been able to do that one other time in my life. Anyway, we found this amazing sand "path" leading into the woods through the underbrush. I have no idea what animal might have made this -- whatever it was, it must have a nice, deep den for winter at the other end.
My voyageurs! Kate is a veteran and Madeleine still flushed from her summer wilderness trip to Canada. Maddy's already made plans to accompany the group again next summer. It was 30F when I got up yesterday morning -- this was a wee bit later, so a tad warmer. It was sunnier and much less windy than Saturday, too. Maddy is wearing the fingerless mitts I sewed up over coffee!
We had a wonderful time. ; )