We were occupied with sports and travel every weekend this autumn, and as a result, did not go on a single camping trip during the most beautiful season in Appalachia. So when it was warm and sunny on the day after Christmas, we took advantage of it and hiked for the first time in months.
Our kids were disappointed that we didn’t have a white Christmas this year, but when the temperature hit 54 degrees (12° C) on December 26 , I didn’t complain.
I was excited to finally bring my new lens on a hometown hike, and was thrilled at how well it worked in the low light of the forest.
In December the stream can easily be dripping with icicles. This year, there was no ice – only liquid. And our daughter stepped into it fording the stream.
Luckily the sun shone on us – and her cold wet jeans – for the return hike to the car.
This is my entry for the Daily Post: Warmth photo challenge.