Thursday, 29 December 2011
Snow Brings Out the Kid in Us
It is cold and snowy for the first time this winter, and that seems to be bringing out the kid in people, (including me). As I was walking to work this morning (in minus 28 celsius temperatures with the wind chill), I saw this wonderful snowman in someone's front yard, with the most amazing carrot nose.
Mr. Snowman looked rather owl-like from the front and seemed to be thinking about something. He definitely had personality.
At noon I went for a walk with a colleague from work. It was such a beautiful day with all the sunshine making such beautiful blue shadows on the snow. We walked to a little park nearby. It almost looks like we are in a field in the country, but we were actually in the middle of downtown Gatineau with lots of buildings close by.
In the middle of the park there were some small hills and children engaging in that most classic of winter activities - tobogganing!
They were having such a good time sliding down the hill .........
....then running back up again. They did this over and over without tiring.
Ah! It is great to be a kid in the winter time.
Posted by Evlyn at 20:37