Four years ago today we put in an offer for this house.....the process moved so quickly, the next thing we knew we were wide-eyed with wonder and apprehension as we found ourselves preparing to move half way across the country.
But here we are.....shell shocked at the 'not as advertised' winter we've been enduring. I know I've been crabbing about the constant cold/snow/ice.......but today things look brighter. The sun is just coming up over the snow capped mountain ridges, revealing incredible beauty. The sound of snapping ice covered branches giving way is somewhat unsettling as it ricochets, throughout the otherwise quiet morning.
So, we will don our layers of walking clothing and gear and head out for our morning 'forced march'. I look like the Pillsbury Dough Boy, waddling around in 5 layers of warmth! We will be appreciating our lovely mountain valley and enjoying the task of identifying all the animals by the numerous tracks left on the snow covered ground.