This past Sunday Chris and I went out for a snowshoe in the woods behind our house. The woods are a 30-acre parcel of land with a mixture of large trees (mostly hemlocks) and cut-over land growing over in alders, and two streams running through the property.
Saturday night and Sunday morning a lot of fluffy snow fell and by Sunday afternoon it was a winter wonderland in the woods. Tree branches were full of snow. At one point a strong wind gust shook the branches and snow gently fell down on us. For a moment the whole forest looked like a big snow globe that had just been shaken up. Magical.
We walked back on the still visible trail that used to be a public road a long time ago. On our subdivision plan it’s marked as “Old Maugerville Road,” but that’s all I know about it. It would be neat to find out more of its history.
We don’t go out in these woods often, but I always love the times we do. Sadly, there is always the chance that this parcel of land will be developed for a residential subdivision. We are hopeful that if it does happen, the new landowners will keep a lot of the big trees around the stream and leave a buffer between the new houses and our back yard.
Have you been out snowshoeing lately?