I looked at the piles of snow outside the window this morning and decided it was time to get out my old REI gaiters. Bought them years ago – wore them to the tops of Rainier, Baker, and Adams. Zipped them onto my legs on some mighty fine cross-country ski trips. There are a lot of happy memories attached to those old leg coverings. And today I added some more memories when I wore them on my walk in the snow…
Field of Snow
Old Farm Equipment in the Snow
Fire Hydrant in the Snow
Walk in the Snow
Walk in the Snow
Cedar Branches and Snow
Robins in Red Berries
Old Barn in the Snow
The husband was worried about me. “It’s cold out there!” he said. “It’s 18 degrees out. Do you need a scarf? Bring your cellphone in case you get in trouble. How about I just drive you to the post office.”
“But,” I told him, “I want to walk to the post office. I need an adventure.” And he knew that was true.
So I bundled myself up – hat, wool sweater, thick socks, snow boots, gloves – put my backpack on and my camera around my neck and set out on my Big Adventure.
What I soon realized was that it wasn’t cold at all. 🙂
And I had a wonderful adventure – I saw eagles, a heron, a hawk, and a red barn in a field of snow. Mike and Lalia from Bow Hill Blueberries made a little snowman (with eyes and smile of blueberries) for the picket fence in front of their store, and the clerk inside ladled me out a sample of hot blueberry cider. On the way back from the post office I stopped off at Samish Bay Cheese Factory and brought home a slice of very fine cheesecake…
Life is good.
Living tree ornaments in western Washington…
Right after I got a new camera I spotted this eagle posing in a tree for me…
Eagles in Tree in Western Washington (photo by Karen Molenaar Terrell)
Heron in Tree in Bellingham
Owl in Tree at Lake Padden
Pair of Eagles in Skagit County
Crow in Bellingham, WA
Kingfisher in Bellingham, WA
Robin in Bow, WA
Hummingbird in Bow, WA
I posted this on my opentothemagic.wordpress.com site, and thought I’d bring it over here, too. I love old barns… 🙂
via The Barns of Skagit County
“…the light of ever-present Love illumines the universe.”
– Mary Baker Eddy
(Photo taken after a storm, 2016, near LaConner, Washington.)
The trumpeters will be back soon!
Photo of trumpeter swans in Skagit County, Washington, by Karen Molenaar Terrell.