A woods walk on a blustery, yet sunny winter day is a lot of fun. Since we are in a cold spell, not too many people have been out walking about, so most of the snow was still pristine.
The main trail is really wide and has been pretty well traveled. Mom and I enjoy going more off road on side trails deeper into the woods. Still, sometimes it is nice to be on the packed down snow. The temperature barely got into the single digits Saturday which means, my head furs like to stand on end.
Cold days after some fresh snow are always the most beautiful. The sun shines and the sky is such a pretty shade of blue. It is a great time to take outdoor photos. I don’t mind being the subject of the photos either. Do you think this photo makes me look puffy? I feel like I look a lot bigger and heavier in the shoulders with the angle.
Naturally, with beautiful weather, the squirrels are all out and about, teasing dogs and things like that. I could not focus on the camera when squirrels were in the trees right off the side of the main path!
Mom and I saw a lot of downed trees on our woods walk. When we wade into the deeper parts of the forest, I pose on the fallen trunks or stumps we find. Our walk was only about half an hour as we needed to get to Gramma’s house, and it was cold out. Mom didn’t take many photos because she didn’t want to take her gloves off. Her hands are always too cold, even with gloves on. Still we had a real fun walk out in the brisk, fresh air. It’s healthy to be out and about rather than cooped up inside the house.
We are joining our friends at Living Laughing and Barking in Our Backyard is for their Nature Friday blog hop.