Jan. 1st, and the day dawned with a brilliant blue sky, at minus 12. By lunch it was only slightly warmer, but still that brilliant deep blue sky. The first Bruce Trail snowshoe hike of the season, followed by a delicious potluck and visit kept me busy the rest of the afternoon and early evening. We snowshoed around the edge of a member's farm, and through the woods a bit. Good exercise, fresh air, and good company.
The crowd has passed, as usual I was at the end of the line, stopping to take pictures on such a brilliant day.
The sun was shining from low in the afternoon sky by the time we were reaching the end of the hike, casting long shadows from the trees.
The maple, cherry, basswood and ash in the fencerows stood stark and bare against the winter snow and sky. All in all a great start to the new year.