Huntsville winters are not for the faint of heart. It was -10 degrees when I sent my eight year old to walk to his bus stop this morning, and my dog is testing his bladder strength, it's been 16 hours since he last ventured out. So this Saturday, I probably should have paid a little more attention to our local weather men when they predicted this winter storm, it was a big one (Snowbasin got close to 20"). But despite the blizzard that set in late Friday night, our gathering was a special day. Admiring others gifts and goods, we did our best to stay warm on this especially cold December morning, hibernating under blankets and around our wood burning stove. Thank you to all of those who weathered the storm and came to share or to shop, these gatherings have become more and more about the people we share them with. I think however, it is a good time for A Huntsville Gathering to do a little hibernating, we will be back in the spring, with the warmer weather. Goodbye warm days, and our warm weather hobbies.
Time for homemade soups, sledding, ski days, ice skating at the park (did you notice that they've started construction already.... guess it's been cold enough), and finding sleeping kids by the fire.
|Homemade tomato soup, a favorite by all, last night four empty bowls, not too bad.|
|The best thing about winter hikes, is winter sledding.|
|You can guess the temperature by judging the look on Sol's face.... utterly freezing!|