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What we did…

… finally some pictures of the first part of our March break outing as promised. We went north in the search of snow. We found some, although not the copious amounts what we had hopped for. Living within the seasons has been very challenging when the seasons don't play along.

I take our winter books up from their storage downstairs at the beginning of December, together with the Christmas and Solstice books. After the holidays, usually January 7 when we put the Christmas tree away, all, except the Winterbooks go back downstairs. At the same time we also turn our nature table into a winter scene. This year we had used both shelves on the little sidetable that we use for a nature table – upstairs was King Winter in his winter wonderland, on the bottom shelf Huxley put Mother Earth and her children by creating a wonderful cave for them. 

Here is where it becomes challenging. Waiting for winter, for snow, for activities as they happen in the books that talk about winter. I think it is high-time that some books are written that show our winters as they are and also suggest some activities to do without snow. I have a gander that we will have more irregular weather like this ahead of us (smile). 

To try to find some winter, we planned to visit my dear friend Mary and her family in the north (from us it's about 2.5hrs due north) in Bracebridge, Ontario. We stayed there for a few days and had lots of fun. Here some pictures to share.

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Bleached leaves – wonderful colours and gorgeous shapes.

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Cadmun, the family german sheppard, black lab mix. She celebrated her 1st birthday while we visited. 

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Resting.

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Marys' youngest – full steam ahead!

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The path behind Mary's house – this is the snow we found and glorious it was.

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Mary with two of her three Children, Pauline (who teaches at the same school as Mary) with her children.

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Funghi growth on a dead tree trunk.

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On the second day of our visit it was so warm outside that the children played on the deck with only their shirtsleeves on. 

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Muskoka at its best!

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Woodpecker geometry. 

 

Thank you again Mary for putting us up for a few days!

 

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