Monday, December 22, 2008

the prettiest day

Today is the prettiest day I can ever recall, it is bright and sunny and there is snow up over my knees.

Adelaide and I spent the morning outdoors, feeding our many bird friends and knocking all the snow off of our silly hunched over trees that have never learned to shed their leaves. We shoveled out our steps and walk, and then our elderly neighbour's, too.

on the path by you.

Then together we took our sled and slid away down the path and into the forest and spent a little time inside, in awe of at the beautiful hushed white stillness, and at the funny little yellow birds who skittered across the snow to us, peek for a moment, and then away again... I've never seen them before today.

in the forest by you.

My heart is happy, today it is so beautiful and so cozy and I feel so fortunate to have our little house at the edge of the forest nature reserve. For on a day like this, and step off the path into the quiet hushed snowy forest world, it is magic!

Finally Adelaide had enough (ENOUGH!) and I had to stumble home through the deep drifts carrying her, the sled, and my camera all the way back home. But I made up for it by making hot grilled cheese sandwiches...mmmm! So good. 

And now, while I type, she is tucked safely in with our boys, who are just so pleased to share their bed with a warm little girl!

cozy_inside by you.

17 comments:

Martina said...

Yes, it was beautiful! I'm about to post some very similar pictures of the forests of Deep Cove. Being steps away from the woods is so great.

Wendy said...

That sounds like a perfect day! Adelaide is so adorable in her little snow suit, and sleeping with the kitties. I spent the day running errands and doing some last-minute christmas shopping - a day in the quiet, snowy forest sounds so much better!

Lori said...

Beautiful!! I love living in the woods, too. :^)

Samantha Spartichino said...

Sounds perfect, I wish it would snow like that here, instead it just rains and rains and then rains again.

leslie said...

oh, i love it! the little snowsuit and the sweet nap - such unbelievable cuteness : )

Lorenza said...

It looks soooo picturesque! No snow like that here in the UK ;)

May I wish you a wonderful and magical Xmas with your family.

I enjoy reading your blog very much and I wish you a fantastic start to 2009!

Xmas hugs,
Lorenza

Rainjar said...

Oh, so lovely to live near the forest and all that snow. I can't help but think it will be so nice for Adelaide to grow up with childhood memories of playing in snow (says a girl who has never seen snow in her life, lol). Happy holidays.

Nessa said...

That top photo is the best ever. It just epitomizes being a kid in the snow... those bunchy snow suits... can she get her arms down? (like Ralphie's brother in A Christmas Story) ;-)
Don't you just love all the snow! Gorgeous!

Hope your family has a lovely Christmas.
~Nessa

j.chong said...

she looks very warm and peaceful!

TrippleJN said...

So beautiful and peaceful. I love that happy feeling that comes when it's so perfect outside.

Thank you for sharing. I'm always so inspired by this blog, whether it' the lovely photos or the good talk.

Enjoy the Holidays!

Jenny

amandajean said...

sounds like a perfect day. your little one is so precious.

star said...

so beautiful! that made me happy and i'm not even there! i'm very envious!! gorgeous pictures too!

sylvesterandmama said...

Beautiful snow photos - wow!! And what a lovely shot of your little girl and cats sleeping :-)

jenamoured said...

your cats are hilarious looking.

Val said...

Beautiful, indeed! What a beautiful home and "yard." :) And I love the picture of your girl in the bright snowsuit against the snow and the one of her with the cats--Just precious, magical captures!

Margarita said...

a lovely photo, i already have a cat thinking of getting a second one!! and a baby if possible...

création de société à Hong Kong said...

oh, i love it! the little snowsuit and the sweet nap - such unbelievable cuteness : )