Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Winter Memories

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!


  1. Serene snow woods are the best with their newness magic. Beautiful photos

  2. Beautiful memories of your walk in the snow!!

  3. Memories are always fun to revisit.
    Be Safe and Enjoy a Happy, Healthy New Year.

    It's about time.

  4. Hello,

    Wonderful memories and beautiful views of the forest and snow.
    Take care, enjoy your day!
    I wish you all the best in 2021, a very healthy and happy New Year!

  5. I'm so glad you have those wonderful memories to revisit. Those snowshoes would be awesome! :)
    A good message to take advantage of today and you certainly did with your walks through the forest.
    Okay, now let's see skiing!

  6. I am also glad you have these memories to transport you back onto these trails. I feel the same these days about skydives I have made in past years. I am also very happy to have plenty of memories and even some pictures to gaze at. Happy New Year! Let's put 2020 in the rubbish bin.

  7. Wonderful snowy photos. I love the snow!
    We didn't get much snow. Today, rain, snow, ice pellets, and more snow!

  8. Nice memories from your snow shoeing day. Forests in winter are magical places with their deafening silence. I remember those times from my cross country skiing days. They are special days one never forgets.

  9. Wonderful memories and great photographs.
    My good wishes to you and Mrs FG for 2021.

    All the best Jan