Once I saw the Boxing Day snowfall, a foot or more of light fluffy snow, I immediately thought of the winter walks in the woods I've enjoyed over recent years. I can mentally transport myself back to those days and enjoy a snowshoe tromp through deep snow. Here are a few photos of one of those walks.
This is the woods near our former home here in the valley. I must have enjoyed this walk in the winter woods dozens of times. We enter off the end of the cul-de-sac, and find two big old maples guarding the entrance to the old tractor trail.
One big branch has fallen, laden with new snow.
This is a day for the big old bear paw snowshoes, 4 feet long, originals from about 50 years ago. They still work the best for deep powdery snow.
It is a nice trail through the woods, mature trees with lots of undergrowth, and easy walking.
Snow lies heavily on the bows of the little spruce trees at the edge of the swamp.
And the branches of the dogwood in the undergrowth catch huge amounts of snow on their thin stems.
My snowshoes tracks across a corner of the field in the flat late afternoon light.
A few Beech saplings hang on to their dry leaves. Altogether a wonderful walk through the deep snow of the wintry woods. Tomorrow may be we will go skiing!