Eyes watering under my glasses, hat pulled down to the top of the rims and my unlaced L.L. Bean boots clomping across the icy sidewalks – it can be miserable, but....
Dylan and I both LOVE winter activities! Everyone gets on my case because I wish for snow and more snow. Another mantra this winter for both work and life has been "Be Positive and Patient" as the title of this post states. From prepping for Surtex to surviving the polar votex, it has got me through some challenging days of doubting my abilities, patience and priorities.
Cross country skiing, ice skating, hikes in the woods, pond hockey and most recently ice climbing all provide escapes from just enduring the winter – instead be positive and enjoy what it has to offer. Maybe some of these photos can convince you of the beauty and pastimes that lure us outside even on the chilliest of days.
So put on some long underwear, grab some hand warmers and enjoy the winter months. They are magical and fleeting.
|The ice storm that through some major wrenches in our holiday plans was breathtaking.|
|A weekend in the Upper Peninsula cross country skiing at Tahquamenon Falls.|
|Cross country skiing on Belle Isle in Detroit and hiking with Haley at one of the Ann Arbor area metro parks.|
|Michigan Pond Hockey tournament on Whitmore Lake and ice skating at Clark Park in Detroit.|
|Ice climbing at Peabody Ice Climbing Club in Fenton.|