Conversation From Our Winter Walk Around the Lake

“This would be a great walking stick.” (Tugging at a large branch on a live tree that shows no sign of releasing.)
“Look, there’s a beaver dam. I had no idea a beaver lived here!”
“Watch me crunch this ice.”
“Is that Yeti footprints? Or Big Foot? Nawwww…it’s probably a wolf.”(But definitely not a dog.)
“I wonder if I can break this ice with my boots. Don’t worry mom! I’m at the edge of the lake where the water is really shallow.” (Don’t care. No trying to break the frozen lake beneath you. Come back to the path.)
“I need to take home this birds nest.” (Let’s leave it – the bird might come back.)
“Mom, my brother just hit me with a stick.”
“Mom, it wasn’t on purpose. I was practicing warrior moves. I didn’t see him behind me.”
“Look at that dog. Mom, you’re letting us get a dog right?”
“Mom, I love wearing my ski goggles on this walk.” 
 "Hey where’d you get that? I need a cattail plant too.”
“Look over here!”
“Let’s go over there!”

Straight-ahead distance traveled = .25 miles
Total-zig-zagged distance traveled = 4.25 miles
I'm sharing what we buy for winter gear. Which is very important to us, because we live in a place that snows 10 months of the year. I exaggerate, I mean 9 months. 

Here are the links:
Photography tips - I played with angles when photographing my boys. I set my camera almost on the ground to photograph them walking on the path. I laid on the ground and pointed it up catching my son's snow covered gloves. I tried to take an ordinary moment and capture it from an unordinary angle. 

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