Sometimes it takes a few (super cold!) wintry weekend hikes to remind you just how beautiful His creation is.
I don't know if I've told you this before, but I used to hate (as in hate-hate) hiking. It was more torture for me as a child because it was a forced family outing. Throughout middle and high school, I opted to stay home from such outings mostly because of the freedom I had to do as I pleased (aka stay home alone). And even though I'm often the third wheel to my parent's hikes these days, I have to say that I love it. It helps that my crazy dog is there, too but honestly, hiking is now one of my favorite weekend activities. I lug my camera around, snap photos, smile at the passersby (especially if they're cute...) and just enjoy being in His creation. It's quite spectacular, amiright?
And yes, this could quite possibly be one of the most photo-filled posts I've posted in a looonnngg time.