Tuesday, November 22, 2011

First grade family night

I just have to show you some of the pictures from tonight.
Girlie and I have been out for a first grade family outdoors night.
We brought flashlights and headlamps to light up the trail and to se the reflectors in the trees showing the way to the different stations. Six stations there were on our way to the campsite. When we arrived the there the fire was already lit. And sometimes I ask myself: Is there anything as beautiful as a fire in the dark?

Well, yes there is one ting - the stars! It was a stellar night for stargazing! Ursa Major(big dipper) shone upon us. And several other constellations were to be seen too. Awesome!

The kids are used to the place. They've been here several times on their out-of-school learning days.
Tonight everybody brought food to roast over the fire. Lots of hot dogs.

It was a great night for both of us! Thanks to first grades parent contacts!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Just in time

My last post about the mild fall was posted just in time. The same night it was freezing.
When we woke up the next morning, the ground was covered in frost. Stunningly beautiful!
And the funny thing is it lasts!
We went for a trip today and somewhere even the mud wasn't that gushy any more. It was half frozen and sort of hard.

We walked around Stavsjøen - a nice little lake. The kids love the little bridge at the very end of the lake. They love balancing on the railing.

We made fire and cooked for lunch.   A bit cold but not winter cold any way!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Not winter yet

This time one year ago, we'd already had lasting snow for about a month. But not this year. It's still sort of warm weather. We wear regular sneakers and shell jackets every day.

It feels like the fall has lasted for a decade - that's a lot longer than usual.
Don't get me wrong! I love the fall - this is one of the most beautiful seasons, and it's wonderful not to freeze too much all the time. I love the possibilities for hiking and little trips that comes with the leaf covered grounds. I just wish I had more time for loving the nature, more time to spend outdoors.  But working some fifty hours a week on average and lots of weekends doesn't go too well with being an outdoors person. Sometimes I even have to come home from work Sunday night and just look at the pics from one of the family trips I was not a part of.
There has been no canoeing this fall and no camping so far, but i still am hoping for a camping. Maybe this weekend - I don't work until Sunday morning this time.
After setting our clocks to standard time again days are becoming shorter. No doubt the winter draws nearer, but so far I enjoy the fall as much as I can. This really is great!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011