Last weekend, we headed up to Schroon Lake, NY for a little getaway. My husband and kids wanted to do a bit of snowmobiling and I reluctantly joined them. I am so over this winter. Not sure if it is that I am getting older or what, but I have just felt cold. For months. I want spring and warmer weather. However, the Adirondack Mountains worked their magic and I was reminded how beautiful winter can be.
I love this house that sits on a mountain overlooking the lake. Can't you just imagine sitting on that porch and watching the sunset?
I also love this little red house along the snowmobile trail. The red siding really pops in the snow.
Our dogs love the snow. We brought Keeper home in a blizzard and I think it reminds her of being a puppy. Even Forrest, who is 9, acts like a puppy in the snow.
I love this old barn and drive by it every time we are upstate. It has a gorgeous mountain view.
Check out the huge icicle on the side of this home! They have had a historically cold winter in the Adirondacks this year.
Here is the other side of the same house. Love that porch and their view.
Back at our house, the guys spent at least half of the weekend trying to get a broken snowmobile started. They were determined, but unsuccessful. That will be a project to work on in the warmer months.
My youngest boy, 9, spent hours (hours!) jumping off the deck into the deep snow. He looked like he was jumping into a pool.
Because it was so cold, the snow was fluffy powder so there were no hard landings.
Can you tell I have been the mom of boys for going on 17 years now? Instead of telling them "no, you might hurt yourself!", I grab my camera. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em (within reason, of course). That's my motto.
We tried to take a family selfie. But the sun was in our eyes and we weren't all in the picture. Oh well...
I think, maybe, we can all learn a thing or two from our dog, Forrest, about posing for selfies. He has it down pat. Now, if only I could manage to get both of us in the picture next time:)
Thanks for the reminder of your beauty, Winter! Now, I am ready to bid you a fond farewell and welcome Spring.