This holiday season is all about family - not family portraits, or weddings, or Mom-to-be photos, but my family.
It's been pure joy having my husband's parents here to share the holidays with us, just hanging out and enjoying day-to-day activities together. We've been lucky enough to have some sunny winter days and it turns out that Trevor and Norma love the snow as much as we do.
The winter wonderland of snow-laden conifers at Crystal Mountain made me feel like a kid again, reminiscent of the cold but clear winter days I experienced growing up in Ottawa. It was the first time we've been able to see Big White from the lookout on the snowshoe trail, because the clouds are usually over the lake, over Big White, or surrounding us at Crystal Mountain.
A few days later, as we walked along the old railway line at Myra Canyon, the changeable weather ensured the views were both moody and spectacular. The hoarfrost made the trees like crisp and white against the blue sky and iron-rich red rocks.
It always amazes me that with all the people in the Kelowna area, we rarely meet anyone on the hiking and snowshoeing trails...of course, we're thankful for it and appreciate the solitude.
I hope everyone has been blessed with a wonderful Christmas holiday.