Our winters may not be white...
... but brown can be just as fun!
Each evening lately, Nia and I have been out biking together. Yesterday we ended up at "our" Gulch for a sunset puddle walk.
How nice to say, "Hey, how deep is that puddle?" instead of "Please don't get your shoes wet!" Gooshy, sticky, slippery mud is play for her.
Shooting it all on my camera is play enough for me.
And just being out there, despite the cold snap we're having.
The illustrations at the start of this post are from Holly Hobbie's Toot & Puddle, a really lovely, simple book about all the fun things to do in the different seasons (whether you're a kid or a piglet) -- and how the seasons are happening opposite one another in the different hemispheres.
Puddle was having mud season. Yay!