Winter is so beautiful.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
We've been having unusually warm weather here in the Cariboo, BC. It was about 10 Celsius above zero today. The sun was shining, it was just gorgeous. I took my 3 boys for a hike, that's my hubby Art and 2 dogs, Rusty and Pax.
We went down the logging road beside our property. It's covered in snow about a foot deep but some kind person drove down there in his/her four wheel drive and gave us a path to follow. We hiked in 1.7 kms. It was tough going at times, thank goodness I was using two sticks to keep me upright. But it was great. I could feel the pounds shedding off me as I sweat-ed my way home.
What struck me was the absolute beauty of the winter wonderland. The snow was sparkling (not even words do it justice) with millions of tiny diamonds in the sunshine. The trees were green and the mountains were surrounding us with their majestic beauty. It was soooo quiet. We live in the bush (practically).
I was so glad we got outside today and experienced nature in all it's glory. Getting fit is easy when we have days like this. Apparently we burned 542 calories - wow, that was easy!
I hope you're enjoying wherever you live today. Slainte!