Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A glimpse...

Of something unexpected !
It snowed! Yesterday, I went to feed Ginger bunny and was taken by surprise when I looked out the window. Huge, delicious snowflakes were falling from the sky! Now snow in October is unusual here, and fleeting. But after returning home from taking the girls to school, Jasper and I got to play in the falling snow.

It felt like a real treat to experience the shift in season. It reminded me to take joy in the unexpected moments that nature offers.

And it was the perfect opportunity to celebrate with friends over a lasagna dinner and jack-o-lantern carving.

Our family tradition is to bake apples on the first snow fall, but I will save this for the real snow that will be here before we know it! Time to get our woolens out.
Lucky Jasper got a new winter hat, perfectly cozy and covers his ears from the cold winter winds. He got to try it out at the Arboretum today with Vivienne's class. We had a wonderful morning walk, learning about the amazing arthopods. The kids got to see dragonfly larvae in the pond and hunt for bugs under rocks and logs. They had a blast, even in the chilly weather. Our guide, Jonathan, who is the educational director, is amazing. I highly recommend their programs.

With thanks to the gifts of mother nature...

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