Friday, February 13, 2009

A Winter Walk

We had a gift this week - a day of 60-degree weather sandwiched bewteen endless days of below-zero chilling winds and today's raging blizzard. Sofi didn't waste a minute of that day. The minute she discovered it was warm she grabbed me and said, "let's go for a walk". I had not heard those words for so long! It seemed like forever since she had said that. "Mama, let's go for a walk."

Sometimes the winters can seem like forever here - it makes me so thankful for the spring and summer! This walk was particularly magical because there was still (rapidly melting) snow on the ground, puddles of ice and snow and all sorts of wonderful things you usually don't see on a spring walk - and yet it was warm! Additionally, we were warm enough to be able to enjoy all the bare winter trees and bushes - their wonderful shapes and features. On any normal winter day we would have just rushed by them and not noticed how beautiful they were.

My favorite part was telling Sofi - "Sofi! Make sure you walk in the puddles!"
LOL. Usually we tell the kids to make sure they stay out of the puddles if they don't have boots on and we are going somewhere (Sofi and I were headed to a Mexican restaurant) but this day it was actually dangerous to stay out of the puddles because everything else was still ice. Sofi thought it was so funny that I kept saying "Sofi - be sure to walk in the puddles!"

We have been on this walk so many times, but it was never like today. I don't know if we will ever have a walk like this again. It was such a rare moment I wanted to share it with everyone.


Gosh Yarn It! said...

Beautiful pictures! Children should always be encouraged to walk in the puddles. :)

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Leilani :)

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