Experiencing a bit of cabin fever lately? Maybe you live in a tropical climate and are able to get out any day at any time. Well, I'm honestly jealous. But if you live in the mid to far north hemisphere, winter is showing it's true colors. White and not-so-white.
Coupled with the coronacrisis lockdowns, it can be spirit-zapping!
Well, I decided I was going to get out for a quick morning walk Monday through Friday, and keep my eyes focused on my environment, no matter how bleak it seemed. Come along with me (leave behind your coats, boots and other winter accessories) and I will share my discoveries!
Who knew dogs were artistic?
I happened to look down on this particular morning, mostly because it was icy, and was amazed at the gorgeous patterns a simple dogprint could produce. Along with the textures, it's stunning!
How about it? Reminiscent of childhood snowman-making.
Then, I noticed this jolly, rotund snow gentleman, the likes of which I have never seen. When was the last time you and your family built one? Yes, yes, I hear it too: Do you want to build a snowman?
Do you remember when. . .
Another sculpture I found during my morning walk was a snow fort. This immediately brought back images from my childhood of the Chicago Blizzard of ‘67. Long after the two feet of snow melted, I thought it would have been fun to tunnel through my backyard! Where were you that year?
Lastly, have you ever tracked animals in the snow? This one had me stumped. It was one print, and to me, it looked like a deer had visited our backyard. But what deer can transverse a yard with one hoof? None that I know of.
So, I reached out to my FB friends for an answer. Each response was the same: a rabbit. Ha! Silly rabbit. No - silly me! The reason why this looked so strange was because the rabbit was resting in one spot before moving on. Duh!
It proved to remind me that we can look at an issue more than one way.
What have you and your family been doing to occupy your time this season? Were you living in Chicago during the blizzard of '67? Let me know below!
For more winter musings, see my blogpost Always Winter But Never Christmas
My MG Biblical fiction "The Heart Changer" debuted in 2019 with Ambassador International.