Ice Capades

Frozen Kent Falls in A Garden For All by Kathy Diemer

Frozen Kent Falls (photo credit: Kathy Diemer)

I remember colder winters, when snow was deeper and seemed to last longer.  And our lakes and streams froze over for months, allowing us to skate for hours at a time-day after day.  My mother would pack up a thermos of hot cocoa and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and off I would go until dinner time.  Sometimes sleigh riding down neighboring hills with friends, but more often exploring the nearby rivers, streams and ponds; gliding around enjoying the scenery, totally taking advantage of the frozen world.  It was an adventure to explore these otherwise inaccessible spots, stopping midstream to inspect a beaver chewed branch, looking through transparent spots in the ice hoping to see a fish, doing swirls and twirls pretending to be Dorothy Hamill. [Read more…]

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