Tuesday 3 January 2017

Snowshoe Day

 Hello! Thanks for popping by!  Today I'd love to share with you some pictures of a little snowshoe walk I took with my kids.  It's a wonderful fun thing to do in the winter here in the Yukon.

The sun came out today and shone brightly...for us down in the river valley it shines on us for about 1 -1 1/2 hours in the middle of the day.  Every day it will get more and more from now on till June. :)

One other thing I love about homeschooling is that we can spontaneously go out in the middle of the day for adventures without upsetting schooling...but adding to it.  We saw and identified tons of tracks, from snowshoe hare, fox, mice, lynx, raven and squirrels.  We saw a rabbit kill and had a good talk about how the Lord created the pattern for all of his creatures to be fed.

I just love that my kids and I can snowshoe.  Everyone in the family aside from my husband have a pair and we tromp along through the snow together. I wore my old Sorel boots as my newer ones are too big to fit into the straps.   I've had these boots for years and years, and my mother before me. They still are warm although a bit ugly now.

I just love the snow on the trees and the blue sky above!

Our snowshoe trail through the trees.  It's a new trail, but will get nicely packed down as it gets used more and more till it melts.

We walked up almost to the bridge but chose to stop here since the trail goes down too close to the ice.  The ice on our river this year isn't very safe, and I don't want to chance anyone breaking through to the water below.  This particular area, the water is very deep next to the narrow trail.

A look up the river on our way back home.  The sun having gone down below the tops of the trees.

Here is a picture of the river close to our place that you can see huge sections broken down, and you can see and hear the water running.

Thanks for dropping by!  I pray you have a beautiful day to, being out in the beauty of God's amazing creation.

Romans 1:20 "For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse"

Psalm 95



Esther Asbury said...

What lovely pictures of your snowy winter!! I'm hoping we get a little this year -- since moving farther south, I miss having "white fluffy stuff" on the ground in the winter!

God's Grace Overflows said...

Beautiful pictures! It's so much fun to do those special outings with our kids and to add in a nature study or science is what I love about homeschooling as well!
We are suppose to be getting snow tonight, so we will see. I have to be out and about tomorrow, so I'm hoping for not a lot of snow. I dont like driving in it! ;)

Enjoy your week, my friend!

Hugs, Amy

Danielle Dunn said...

It was lots of fun. :)