I went for a hike on Christmas Eve with my parents. It was wonderful to try out a trail new to me and so close to my parent’s house.
I was in awe that these great trails and woods are right in the city. What a reprieve and escape from the daily grind.
We saw a few tress that the beavers have been working on. I’ve never seen that before so it was a cool sight to see first-hand. Too bad we never saw any beavers though.I spotted this little bit of lichen which looked like foam – a cool find and great inspiration for a future sketchbook illustration.
The Milwaukee River was starting to freeze so it was mesmerizing to watch the ice dams flowing.
Hiking is a wonderful way to spend time on a quiet holiday. And always one of my favorite things to do, no matter what day it is. I savor these moments of solitude in the peaceful woods.
We got our first big snow storm of the winter season over the weekend, which dumped about 8-10″ of fresh snow.
It was heavy snow since it started out as rain, so I’m grateful for the new ATV with a plow on it.
I broke out my snowshoes for the first time in many years. I couldn’t even remember how to put them on!
It was great to be out there exploring without sinking into the snow.
It’s a magical, winter wonderland around here now so I’m excited for winter sports, especially hiking with my snowshoes.
More fun thrift store finds to share:
Two boxes of 16 Christmas cards for $2.30 each.
A couple sets of Christmas high-ball/old fashioned glasses for 90 cents each.
A set of Christmas mugs and saucers for 60 cents for each set
I was in a Christmasy mood and they had a lot of holiday items on display.