We received more snow over the past week, and the mornings are quite frosty, creating the most tranquil environment to just sit still and take notice of the quiet.
Every leaf, stem, twig and branch is covered in ice crystals, making everything look like a winter wonderland. If you shook up a snowglobe, this is what it might look like in real life.
Winter in January can be so magical and peaceful!
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.
There’s a hiking trail not far from my house that I love to go to, especially in Fall.
The longest trail is about 3.1 miles and goes through a prairie, along a small lake where motor boats aren’t allowed (which keeps it clean and quiet), and through the woods. It’s actually one of my favorite local hikes!
Along the trail there are these wonderful signs with beautiful poetry printed on them.
I find them so intriguing and comforting while exploring these trails. It would be so fun to set up something like this in my own backyard!
I went for a bike ride on a section of Military Ridge State Trail near my house for the first time this Fall season. It was exhilarating to be out there, cruising through the woods, wetlands and prairies.