Walking on Water!

Well, walking on frozen water in the form of an icy crust on snow, that’s what I did this morning. I put on my snowshoes, went out the back door and sure enough, the crust was frozen solid and I didn’t sink in a bit. It was great fun striding across the frozen snow at a good clip. The spikes on the bottom of my snowshoes came in real handy because otherwise I would have slipped and slid all over the place. But as it was, I took a quick trip around part of our land down below the house, then headed across the street and easily climbed the snow bank up into the woods. I went up the “right of way”, up to the top of Fessenden Hill, down the other side and up the second and further part of Fessenden Hill. It was beautifully quiet, bright sun, no wind, clear and even breath taking in the beauty of the frozen white snow everywhere amongst the trees and hills. I saw a number of deer tracks that must have been made yesterday before the snow had become as hard as it was today because many of the tracks had sunken into the snow. Yesterday the snow had begun to melt. Well, tomorrow looks like the melting will begin in earnest with temperatures up in the 50s. I’ve probably had my one day for the year of walking on water, well, frozen water in the form of snow at least.

  1. zgirl2’s avatar

    Why does it not surprise me that you have the ability to walk on water? Frozen water, yes, but still, water! Ha.

  2. Mardé’s avatar

    Well, if the water wasn’t frozen……. I’d have to ask Jesus, “Hey, Jesus, how do you do it? How do you walk on regular unfrozen water?” He’d say, “Well, if you were me, you’d know, but yer just a lil ole human bein. Ha ha Ha 😆 “

  3. Tisha’s avatar

    :) Now who has super human abilities? LOL I would have been scared out of my mind to try that, must be exhilirating!? Sounds like it was such a serene environment I like the thought of that.

  4. Mardé’s avatar

    Yes, Tisha, it was indeed a serene environment. I wish I’d stayed longer up there on the hilltop soaking in the atmosphere but I had a doctor’s appointment later in the morning. I did make it easily across the frozen icy snow to my “lookout ledge” on the far side of the Fessenden Hill complex (really just two hills connected closely). I got great views from there of three ponds and the old golf course area on top of Allen Mountain. Of course, I forgot my camera, but there’s no way I could have gotten it all down on film anyway. I’d need a movie camera.

    So, hey thanks for the comment, Tisha! This takes the burden off zgirl2 and nk who have been my only readership for the past year! Well, of course, there may have been readers who didn’t leave comments, and occasionally the odd reader would leave a comment, like Waugh recently.

    You know, zgirl2 and nk, Tisha is an electrical phenomenon. By that I mean she turns on light bulbs by a snap of her fingers at fifty paces! Don’t believe me? See the comments to her post “Stick It To Me” in her blog: http://tishabest.blogspot.com/


  5. Tisha’s avatar

    ha ha ha Mardé you’re a trip. enjoy your sense of humor, truly do. Hope to get to know zgirl2 and nk too.

  6. NK’s avatar

    Salut Tisha,

    Welcome to this isolated corner of the Internet



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