Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Year's Eve in the Snow

New Year's at the cottage is a lovely way to start the year.  You never know what kind of weather you will have, but this year was a perfect winter wonderland.  

There was snow on every branch.

And funny little snow caps.

 And snow defining the shape of the evergreen trees.

And a snowy canopy over the road.


The water molecules seem to organize themselves into making beautiful ice crystals when they freeze.

The lake was frozen so we walked and some of us skied on it.  Yep those are my parents in their 80s skiing across the lake - impressive, eh!

One day was overcast with soft lighting and we walked around in a black-and-white world and the other day was sunny and blindingly sparkly beautiful.

Some of us had tobogganing wars.

And we all enjoyed good food and fun and games until midnight on New Year's eve.

Now that I'm back home from the cottage, life will return to normal.  I need to put the tree away, pull the house back into some semblance of order, and get some projects done.

How was your New Year's Eve?  
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  1. Mine was great! Thank you! I'm glad to hear your's was more then exciting, so much that you even got some nice snapshots in of nature!

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  2. Wow, it looks so beautiful there. And yes, I am very impressed by your parents.
    Happy New Year to you.

  3. What a wonderful way to spend New Year's Eve and Day! Even though I'm not a cold weather person I could fall in love with your beautiful cabin, and how great that your parents are so very active!

    Happy New Year!


  4. What an awesome way to spend new years. What lake is it..I live on the south end of Lake Simcoe...will be a while before it freezes although it is well on its way. Cheers Frances

  5. Oh my ... I wouldn't know the first thing about functioning in such a white world. :) Beautiful images.

  6. LOL We were traveling New Year's Eve and dealing with the TSA and customs! :/

    Yours was much more magical than ours. LOVELY photos!!! :D Your little cabin is in the midst of a winter wonderland.


  7. Loved this post, made me feel like I was there for a second! HOw wonderful to have a white Christmas like that!
    Great post Grace!

  8. That looks like the perfect spot for some festive, winter fun :)