Monday, February 20, 2012

I loved you danish snow! Why did you have to leave so soon??

 If I were blogging on a regular basis, you would have known that it snowed here. And for this Texan, it snowed a lot.
The apple tree in our backyard after the first snow...
Several more inches fell in the following days so this snow ended up quite deep, I'd guess 8 or 9 inches??  Just a guess
The greatest part about the snow was that I was able to walk Scout in the woods again.  The trails had been wet and muddy from the rain and cool but with the below-freezing temps and snow, they were usable again! So we headed out to see our favorite sites in the winter.

'Sleepy Hollow' trail in the winter

Scout's favorite ground covering: Snow...

Did I mention Scout loved it?  This picture makes me think of a book my friend bought me about a boy and his beagle.

The frozen lake from one side

and the other

I'm sure you get the gist

Scene of my first ever fall on ice.  Yes, I slipped and actually feel while walking down this hill.  The funniest part was the noise Scout made...I guess me falling scared him and he made the noise scooby doo always makes when he's curious or scared...I have no idea how I'd type that noise but maybe you get what I am saying.
Just to see the difference from fall to winter


Ribe, Scandanavia's oldest town

This post has been a long time in coming...not only because we were here for the first time at the end of December, but also because we have already been back a second time.  So, I figured it was about time to put up the pictures from our afternoon trip to Ribe.
It was a cold and windy day-which is probably a regular occurrence on the west coast of DK

Ribe Domkirke..built, burned down, collapsed, rebuilt, remodeled for the past thousand years

Climbing to the top of the tower to see the 'stunning views' promised by our guidebook

And I'd have to say that we were not disappointed.

You always see Christmas decorations on top of buildings from afar...and below.  But on this particular day, I saw one at eye level.  I was obviously so impressed that I had to take a picture.

Excavation still happens in the town.

If you can believe it, this town was once a seaport.

I mentioned it was windy right?

We went to the Viking Museum in town and had lunch at an old inn to wrap up our day in Ribe.

 On our second trip to Ribe, the view was a bit different--and my mom was along for the adventure!

Ribe in the snow

My mom and I

Saturday, February 18, 2012


To my cousin Becca and her new husband Josh on their wedding today.  I wish I could be there...

my first real cross stitch project