Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Familiar Places

What a treat to be able to share with you that we have a familiar place. You know, that little place you tend to visit or revisit if you're out for a walk or a little Outdoor Hour. This week we were challenged to visit that familiar place to let our little ones explore and observe the differences that November brings.

I didn't expect Winter.

We have been in this house for two short months, and already we have seen our familiar spot in Summer, Autumn and now we've had a full dose of winter, dumped over top of Autumn.

So we headed out to our familiar spot, with a few layers of clothing, hats, mittens & sleds or disks. The boys flew down the hill that they usually run up to see the river. Then they ran back up. The boys played in the untouched snow until they could go no more. At last they turned around and saw it, our spot in the river.
I overheard conversations:
Where are all the leaves? They're covered by the snow.
Now that the leaves are gone we can see the river so well!
The river isn't frozen, even with all of this snow!
The rocks are hard to see in the snow, but easier to walk on.

Later in the week:
The river is still NOT frozen... :)
Did I ever tell you that we belive Juneau is 60% Husky, 40% Lab? He hates water, but loves, loves, loves the snow.
Do you remember the photos of our Sycamores a week ago? After a windstorm and now the snow, the leaves are gone and have been replaced with white. What a wonderful Thanksgiving we get to have!
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pebblekeeper said...

Those are just the most gorgeous photos ever! Ya'll did a great job finding a resting spot! Great Home! yeah that the Lord would settle our hearts so quickly. :)

Phyllis said...

This is an excellent post!! I love how you put in their comments. I can't believe how much snow you have! This was such an enjoyable post.

Barb-Harmony Art Mom said...

We pretty much did the same thing...we blinked and our favorite spot is now under six feet of snow. Needless to say we had to shift gears and pick another angle to complete this challenge, unless we wanted to suit up and snowmobile in.

Great photos and amazing changes in your November World. Thank you so much for your participation in the challenge and for sharing your link.