An exciting adventure looking at the land and the people around me.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Gotta Love It
Whether one likes it or not, winter is here to stay for a bit in the Midwest. It is unavoidable, so one must look at ways to enjoy it. Ice skating and sledding are my two favorites, it seems I can't get out enough. Dress good with layers and shed when you feel too warm is the best. I always take a pack when hiking just to have a container for those extra clothes. It will stay past this next month and has been known to linger harshly into April. This is a time for nature to sleep and offer a different view of the world around me. One can go into the deep woods where during spring and summer the undergrowth would stop you. I enjoy baking breads and preparing food totally different from my warm weather fare, although I still like to grill. Just put on a pot of coffee, and am laughing at the dogs eating some licorice they begged to have. Stop by and join me for a cup and a good laugh. It is always nice to have your company , on a cold winter day, out on the prairie.
The Gothic House Center made famous by a Grant Wood painting, "The American Gothic", will even lend you clothes and a pitchfork to recreate the famous painting. I go over to eat in this town occasionally for the best pork tenderloin sandwich. He painted his sister and dentist standing in front.