Yesterday the sun was out and it warmed up to 19 degrees!
Hubbs was home early, so we took the opportunity to get out for a winter hike.
We headed through the woods and down into this field.
Sam and Oakley were ecstatic.... a hike!!!
The ran through the field with wild abandon, chasing and wrestling,
as Hubbs and I made our way toward the stream.
I love walks along this stream.
No matter the season it is always picturesque.
The stream has ice that is at least 4 inches thick.
Only occasionally can you see a little water running.
It's amazing the artwork that nature can produce...
what a beautiful world this is... in every season!
It's important to get out and enjoy it.
Finally we had a day that was warm enough for us to want to be out more than
just what is necessary.
Walking through the woods,
warm in our winter outerwear,
lungs full of fresh air,
sunlight falling on our faces...
happy dogs, happy humans.
Back home again, we wind our way through our trusty wood pile...
a roaring fire fed by this wood awaits us.
Life doesn't get much better than this!
Unless of course the Fed Ex truck shows up.
This makes life....
just a little more interesting!
(At least for the dogs.)