Saturday, 31 December 2011

White Christmas

The snow that started on 23rd December continued throughout Christmas Eve, so we awoke to a white Christmas.  We decided to get warmly dressed and go for a walk in the woods behind our house.

The branches of the trees were heavily laden with snow, which bent many of them to the ground.  There were no human footprints along the trail, though we did see some animal prints, possibly deer.   

The woods were silent and it was easy to imagine how people can wander off and get lost.  Although we were following a cleared trail in the daylight,  much of this part of Nova Scotia is wilderness where there are no roads or trails.

We found some deep untouched snow and I made my first snow angel!!!  I've never done a snow angel before in my entire life.....better late than never!  The walk was exhilerating, mainly due to the fact that the outward part was all uphill, but it was lovely to return to the warmth of home and put our feet up.