winter solstice walk in the woods

Winter solstice.

The last day of school before Christmas.

The remnants of an earlier in the week snowfall on the ground.  Balmy, cloudy but not rainy weather.

Fifty kids and a sprinkling of wonderful parents.

A perfect time for a walk.


We saw

tall trees 
(that's how we make them here)

 nurse logs

soft, thick moss

mushrooms

 a few "no fires" signs

We got to a meadow, and fulfilled our "take care of living creatures" mission.  We fed the birds.  

Each child had a small bag filled with birdseed to scatter on the snow for the birds.  The kidlets took their bird feeding responsibility very seriously, carefully placing or scattering the seed on the ground.


While we were walking one of my wee lads asked me why we were going for a walk in the woods.  


My answer was that walking in the woods is good for our bodies, our brains and our souls.

Definitely good for the soul.

I think that sharing the walk together was the best Christmas gift we could have given each other.

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  1. what a wonderful way to spend the day and to celebrate the beginning of winter

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    1. It was a beautiful morning - and the kids were so mellow and peaceful for the rest of the day.

      sandi

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  3. Agreed...This was a wonderful gift! A always find myself feeling so renewed when I'm in the woods! I think I'll head there tomorrow!
    Jenny
    Owl Things First!

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    1. A walk in the woods cures many of the things that ail us!

      sandi

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  4. A really lovely way to end your school year before the Christmas holidays. Stopping by from the Outdoor Play Party.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Hannah. It was a lovely way the end 2012 with the kidlets. It's definitely on the "to do" list for next year.

      sandi

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  5. Love this post Sandi - what a wonderful way to spend a morning. Kierna

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    1. It definitely was! And the rain held off until we were heading back to school!

      sandi

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  6. How lovely to have some snow for Christmas too, just rain for us but it hasn't stopped us getting outdoors! Please join me on Country Kids too, stopping by from the outdoor play party.

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    1. Having some snow on the ground is a treat for us - usually rain here too! The snow did make our walk extra magical.

      sandi

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