Monday, January 31, 2011

A Break

Winter took a break this weekend. The snow slunk into the shadows or quietly melted into the ground. The sun put in a little extra effort to warm the air and the winds took the hint and mercifully abated for a few days.

Here in Wyoming winter can last half the year. We know that any breaks like this must be taken full advantage of. So, we packed up our crew and headed down to the river for a little exploration. We blinked our eyes in the bright sunlight, like a bear emerging from hibernation.

We weren't the only people who had the same idea. There were joggers, families, bikers, and two middle aged men with mini-monster trucks riding them on the rocks (they were completely silent as we passed and then returned to a rather boisterous conversation) all down by the river.

There were spots where the river was frozen and other areas where the water carried chunks of loose ice downstream. The ducks and geese were adorably hanging out in little web-footed troops.

walking

dried grasses

ducks

With her dad

icy river

On the rock

We were just out for an hour or so, but it was completely refreshing. This morning there is a fresh dusting of snow on the ground and it is once again cold and wintry outside, but I feel completely ready to take on another round of winter after our little break.

How was your weekend?


8 comments:

affectioknit said...

What a nice little reprieve...

the mountain fox said...

Oh how lovely! The photos really capture the mood of the day!

kirsten said...

Warm winter days ROCK! We are having some killer weather here too.

Kathryn Ashcroft said...

It looks stunning. Am yearning for blue skies at the moment. So grey and English here...

Emily said...

Glad you got to get out and enjoy the sunshine! :)

singlemama said...

wow! what a lovely beak!
my weekend? stuck inside my house
http://singlemamafranny.blogspot.com/

:-(

sophie said...

I love the photo of the wheat? Is it wheat? I actually don't think I have ever seen wheat. Everything looks so sparkly and fresh! up close before...

Maria Rose said...

No Sophie, it's not wheat...just some long marsh grasses. My father was a wheat farmer when I was young.

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