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.