Friday, April 8, 2011
Manitoba in April
Last weekend, as part of our Spring Break fun, we headed to our cottage to spend a night. It is about an hour north of the city, and is not winterized so it has no plumbing/furnace/insulation in the wintertime- a bit of "roughing it." It does, however, have a wood stove, which, on a warmer winter day, gets the place amazingly cozy, and is perfect to roast up some marshmallows! We picked a gorgeous, sunny day, with temperatures above freezing, and had a blast. The perfect temperature for snowball fights, actually! There is always more snow at the cottage than at home, but seriously....it is APRIL and the drifts were up to the roof!! The older two kids just walked right on up and thought this was the best thing ever: As you can see the drifts alongside the cottage are taller than the fence! When at the top...best to just take a sled down onto the lake, right? Why not decorate some normally unreachable tree tops? The side of the drifts were the perfect place to tunnel and make some snow forts. And after all the outdoor fun, why not snuggle by the fire under my New Wave quilt? Don't be alarmed, this week was a "warm" one, above freezing and sunny, and most of the snow in the city is now melted. There are even a few promises of spring....patches of green grass, the sound of Canada geese flying home overhead.....hard to imagine but all this snow will likely be melted and we will be swimming in that lake within 8 weeks! Bring on Summer!!