Though my family didn’t move out into the country until I was 14 years old, I always had a love for the outdoors.” The more space the better” was always my thought. Even as a child I felt connected in a special way to plants and dirt, the wind and the sun. When there was severe weather you could always find me outside with my brothers running around in the wind and the beginnings of giant rain drops (my poor mother). It was as though God was speaking to me through nature.
So it was a very easy decision to move back to the country with my parents after Samantha was born. We were out here practically every weekend, often for the entire weekend, in order to get away from the city and decompress.
There is a beauty during the winter months that city life pales in comparison to. It doesn’t happen all the time, but waking up to trees covered in ice or heavy wet snow clinging to now low hanging branches is simply breathtaking. It truly is a winter wonder land. Add to that a warm fire, hot cocoa or cider and a good book or movie and you are set.
I want to share with you my country winter view.
This is one of my favorites!
Don’t you just want to go exploring in there?!
An old well with a tree growing inside it. Long out of use.
Waking up and looking out the window to see this is such a blessing. I think heaven will sparkle like these trees do. It is simply beautiful!
I’m linking this to Homestead Barn Hop!