Last winter brought with it one of the longest cold snaps I can remember, we were thankful to get out camping after the cold broke.
|Nickajack Lake, June 2014.|
I am thankful for wildlife sightings. They put the thrill into our outdoor adventures and keep our child happily coming back for more.
|Boundary Waters Canoe Area, August 2014.|
|Lake Kegonsa, May 2014.|
Bluebirds were in abundance this year. I remember as a small girl learning they might soon be extinct. I am thankful to see them thriving.
|Sylvania Wilderness, July 2014.|
There is no sound more enticing than the call of loons across misty lakes. I am grateful to have seen and heard so many this year.
|Pope Lake, October 2014.|
Autumn's colors were amazing this year. I am thankful for the beauty, the relief from summer's heat and humidty, and the lack of bugs during my favorite season for outdoor fun.
|Governor Dodge State Park, October 2014.|
I am really quite tickled the family is starting to like backpacking almost as much as I do. I am particularly thankful my daughter now carries her own pack like a champ.
|Allen Lake, September 2014.|
We enjoyed some amazing sunrises and sunsets. As the sun sets on this year's outdoor expeditions, I am grateful. Thankful, and looking forward to next year's adventures.