away for the weekend: thankful thursday

Thursday, April 20, 2017

thankful thursday

Hey - it's a beautiful day, let's take the kayaks out!
Or - maybe not...

While the thermometer may read 80 degrees
- the pond reads FROZEN

 - as in solid...
 - winter hangs tough in Vermont...

Yeah - well...
We did manage to enjoy the day with a hike on one of our favorite trails
- and a beautiful vista
which on this Easter afternoon felt like worshiping in the church of nature
For this day, I am very thankful

- So, I'm pretty sure the pond will thaw - eventually
- and we will be ready

Are you as excited as I am to get this summer-thing underway?

I'm joining Michelle for Thankful Thursday


  1. I am so excited to get summer underway! Beautiful scenes in your area. Frozen ponds are no good, though! Thanks for linking up today! Have a great weekend!

  2. You can't take your boat on it and you can't skate on it. That's what I call being in limbo. Patience will prevail.

  3. ...thanks for taking me along, this all looks like my beloved Adirondacks.

  4. Crazy that it is frozen yet, although you all got so much snow. Lake Michigan only ever froze by the shore this year.

  5. Hello, lovely images from your hike. I often go to the church of nature. I hope it warms up soon. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

  6. that first image is just awesome!! i would not have believed that pond was still frozen...good thing you shared a picture, wink!!

    i like the church of nature, i go there as well!!!

  7. Whoa! Winter does not give up easily in your neck of the woods! Still those very same woods are soooo pretty with the touches of fresh spring green touching them!

  8. Lovely photos ~ love the contrast of the winter/summer weather with the kayak ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a lovely weekend ~ ^_^

  9. Good to know that we may be in for some chilly weather, Karen. We're planning to spend a few days in Stowe, C]VT in mid-May to celebrate an anniversary -- the 20th of our first date, which was not actually in VT.

  10. Oh, a bit of a disappointment....but the scenery is so beautiful, never-the-less! A good brisk hike clears the lungs and mind :) Hope the weather holds out for you this weekend. xx K

  11. Like Northern Minnesota spring comes late and winter early...but it's always beautiful. We've enjoyed all our trips to New England...:)

  12. Beautiful hike though -- when we lived in the Pacific Northwest we always tried to get outside on Easter Sunday for that kind of worship you enjoyed... and for the promise and anticipation of more spring/summer outings to come. Well, we still get outside on Easter now that we live here in Florida this time of year -- but we get outside every day, so it isn't quite the same thing ;>)


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