Saturday, December 5, 2009

Saturday Surprise - Winter Wonderland

A good friend of mine and I walk every Thursday morning. We spend the time mulling over the week that has passed. This past Thursday she told me about her daughter who is a very imaginative storyteller. My friend actually keeps a pad and pencil with her at all times to record her six-year-old's musings, poetry and stories. She credits her husband with fostering this creativity because he has always made up tales to tell the children before they go to bed. My favourite stories were ones told by my parents of their childhood in rural settings. My Dad lived on a farm and would always have poignant stories about growing up in the country. One of his greatest joys was having a rich environment for play. In the summer there were streams, fields and the barn and in winter, he would strap on snowshoes or skiis or pull his tobaggan to the hill near his home. This is Dad doing just that....posing before he set off for a day of winter activities. Don't you just love his duds? This is my entry for the Saturday Surprise challenge this week.

9 comments:

Julie said...

What a wonderful photo of your father! I love stories like that...loved when my father made up stories for us when we were kids...and now when he recalls childhood times...! I always enjoy coming over for a visit--there's always something so beautiful to see!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Heather!

Rhonda said...

How wonderful that you have this great photo of your father, he looks equipped for a great winter adventure with his sled and on skis! Love this, Heather. Cheers!

Sandy said...

Oh wow this is wonderful. Great honor for your dad.
This is lovely.

Marilyn Rock said...

What a wonderful memory this evokes, for you, with your beautiful art, Heather! Love the photo of your Dad.

It's snowing here! :) xxoo

UberArt said...

What a nice tribute to your dad! And good for you, going out walking each week! (If only I could be that diligent!)

vintagesusie said...

Oh Heather,
I just adore this photo of your Father, you can tell he has many layers on cuz his jacket is just alittle tight...too cute. What a lovely card that holds such special memories for you! Have relaxing Sunday friend...Susie :)

Kelly said...

gorgeous atc!

Terri said...

I love your sharing and your art piece. Just wonderful!

Amy said...

so CUTE..we'll be getting a winter day real soon..they are calling for a winter advisory tomorrow for us..brrrrrr