Thursday, December 25, 2008

I love the snow!

We have had a very snowy winter so far!  I love the snow.  I always look forward to long explorations in the woods with the snow settling down around me.  There exists something almost magical about the sound absorbing qualities of snow and the peace that usually comes with the white of winter.  Late at night all that can be heard is the crunching of snow beneath your feet as you walk and look at the stars or ponder the way the light refracts off the falling snowflakes.  I have yet to don my fur suit this year but soon I will be out sneaking among the trees and brush tracking animals and whatever else catches my attention. I have been catching up on studying out of some field guides and look forward to reacquainting myself with the plants, wildlife and trees of this area.  

A CHALLENGE TO ALL; Take a walk at night during the snowy months! Explore a new area following the tracks of animals and see where they lead you and what they have to teach. Nature brings clarity to all aspects of the participant's life.  Will you do that?   

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Happy Anniversary!

Five years!   The best five of my life! Caity and I have been so blessed and feel so in love!  Though I am sure our love will be deeper at our 50th anniversary, if we only manage to have an equal love to what I feel for her now it will be a love for the storybooks and the eternities.  Here's to the best wife and friend ever! Cheers!

Free at Last!!!

I am done with my Bachelor's!!!! Now I can finally study what I want, when I want and with who I want! What a relief! I have a book list about a hundred books long I've been wanting to read so now the difficult decision is where to start.  This couldn't have come at a better time as Caity is pregnant with our third child (a sweet girl) due the end of January, and we are in the middle of a snowy winter which always makes getting to school hard not just because the travel conditions but because I'd rather be out up to my knees making forts or tracking in the woods.  Happy holidays!