O and Boone playing in an icy creek bed.
In a new nature preserve, there is evidence of the land's earlier use as a dumping spot.
The pond was frozen. Next time? Ice skates!
O makes ice balls for Boone to chase.
The early season snow has hung around and now that the kids are on break, I've been taking them out to explore. We found woods and a frozen pond on Christmas eve and then played on the icy banks of the Huron River in Frog Island and Riverside parks on Christmas afternoon. Both adventures were lessons in the awesomeness of winter, kids in nature, dogs with kids, and ice (and a very good counterpoint to overabundance of plastic stuff this time of year...):