What I See When I Walk Out My Door

Ever been to the Whiteshell in the winter? It is fantastically beautiful.

I got out of the house the other day for an afternoon walk in the sunshine, and I was reminded all over again why I feel like such a lucky girl in winter – run out the door, and there’s so much beauty right there.

Sometimes I feel a little out of place in the Whiteshell. We don’t have a snowmobile, and Ben doesn’t hunt, and really, we just are not very rugged people. We don’t live off the land much.

But I drink in the beauty of it on a regular basis. Does that count?

I don’t even wear Sorel’s.

I know, I know. After having been out here for almost five years, one would think that I would be properly booted.

But I walk around with my face lifted to the sunshine, my eyes fixed to the top of those glorious evergreens piercing a perfect blue sky, and I try to soak in all of that wild, untouched beauty.

And even though it hasn’t made me “rugged”, it has made me fall in love with winter.




5 thoughts on “What I See When I Walk Out My Door

  1. Great pictures, Kendra. Don’t you think maybe it’s time for some real winter boots? I guess you’re not usually tromping through the forest on uncharted paths, or maybe you are?! I’m just so glad to see snow. Until last week, everything around here was basically brown. Now we have a sort of light dusting. Not much but at least for now everything’s white. I need snow for Christmas!! Call me demanding. 🙂 Merry Christmas, dear friend.

    • Merry Christmas to you, too! And I do have winter boots. I just don’t have Sorel’s. Rebelling a bit from the usual winter garb of the Whiteshell.

      Hope you have a very white and wonderful Christmas!

  2. Those are beautiful pictures! I have always been awed by the beauty of God’s creation when I see the winter wonderland at camp. I think that is the one place that I find myself not lamenting about another long winter of snow and cold. In town it takes a real effort not to complain, however I am enjoying the milder weather we are having so far. I hope you have some relaxing days over Christmas and have some great family times in the celebrations.

    Merry Christmas!

    • Thanks, Rowena! You’re right – winter in the Whiteshell is the best place to enjoy God’s creation! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

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