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Winter Fun... ?

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Winter Fun...

Now that December is here, we know that snow is on it's way, if not already here.

It's not a time to hibernate inside our snug, warm homes, but to get outside
at least for a half hour a day.

We did have a lot of fun as kids on sleighs and toboggans,

or skating on fresh ice on the pond.

As a teenager it was all about skiing... and right up to my 50's.

Now I love to hike through fresh snow...

and still try to catch snowflakes on the tip of my tongue. emoticon
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  • GORDON66
    Now that it has started snowing your suggestions are welcome. I will got outside to shovel and perhaps take a walk to the grocery store. emoticon emoticon emoticon


    1211 days ago
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    1211 days ago
    Thanks for the reminder about all the FUN things I could be doing in the snow, rather than grumbling about moving it out of my driveway!
    1212 days ago
    I was pretty active when I was younger. Living in Alaska gave us lots of opportunities to enjoy the snow. Now that I am on the back nine of life, I live in Arizona, and live vicariously through others. It will snow here in a few month, and I am looking forward to walking in it. I know it won't last long!

    1212 days ago
    Winter was an adventure when I was younger, now not so much. I am so scared of falling on the ice, but still have been know to make a snowman out in the front yard, or a snow angel on a snow bank. fun fun
    1212 days ago
    I have very fond memories of building snow forts in Connecticut when I was little, and learning how to ice skate on a frozen pond!! Now, I enjoy walking in the snow,, but even enjoy more watching it falling down from the comfort of my warm house!!
    1212 days ago
    For me it is now about snow shoeing and I get excited when I see the drifts getting bigger and bigger! We were just talking over breakfast about the days of snow forts and snow balls at targets (not always people!) and the lovely birds at the bird feeder greeting us in the mornings. It's worth investing in warm clothes to be able to enjoy it and one of our favourite traditions is still going out to cut down our tree at Christmas and see the reindeer, have a sleigh ride and enjoy hot chocolate around an outdoor fire. Great memories and more to come!

    Hey we are nearly neighbours, lol. I used to live in Ancaster and Dundas and my cousins lived up on ... oh what was the name... some were in Burlingon and the others were in... darn my memory... I used to play at the abandoned mill on Lower Lion's Club Road and there was a pond we would skate at up the road at a nursery. Of course the mill is now is a fancy restaurant and I would walk the Bruce trail which practically went through my back yard. Waterdown! That was where they lived. We used to peddle boat (our own) at a lake somewhere between. My Dad helped set up McMaster's medical program a long long time ago and we would go and "kill" patients (diagnostic dummy) with the new state of the art computer.

    Yes, Ottawa is very lovely too. We live in Richmond, small village which is part of the amalgamated Ottawa but surrounded by farm land. A nice compromise.
    1212 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/4/2016 9:57:55 AM
    I wish I could enjoy those winter activities. I'll have to make a trip somewhere this winter to enjoy such things!
    1212 days ago
  • TWEDEE777
    We got our first snow last night. It's so pretty!!
    1212 days ago
  • JANET552
    I still walk the dogs in the winter but I also like to snowshoe.
    1212 days ago
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