A miracle happened this morning: The sun showed herself for more than two hours! Steve, the little wee one, and I went for a walk just behind our house. Here is what we saw:
|It's gonna be a white Christmas!|
|Looking to the South.|
|More Methusela's beard, hiding a little cabin in the woods.|
|The wee one playing in the moss.|
|Water, water, everywhere.|
|Bear track. There are lots of bears around here, and they don't hibernate.|
|Eva and me hugging a tree. She likes to do that.|
|Rotting maple leaves on cedar, backlit by rare sunshine.|
|Mushrooms and different mosses on a tree.|
|A hill of sword ferns.|
|Heading back home again.|
Although this winter wonderland is very magical, it's also very wet and cold. And the sun doesn't make lots of appearances in the winter. We get 100 inches of yearly precipitation here. That's a lot of rain! So this year, we will flee this wetness and cold. In January, the whole family will embark on an adventure of epic proportions, namely a camping trip to the Californian Redwood Forest, and then to Arizona, where the sun shines! We found wonderful house sitters, and we will be gone for about six weeks, exploring and adventuring, and hopefully not killing each other in the process. We will spend a lot of time with five people in close quarters. But we kind of like each other (most of the time), so it should be great. Whatever happens, it will happen in the sun, which will make everything easier!
Here is our RV:
I will keep you posted on the road! There will be some great stories coming up, I hope!
Happy holidays to you all!