SNOW WALKING

Winter has come to Philadelphia, I know because it's snowed (twice!). The most glorious, thick, ground covering snow I ever did see. I'm now ready for all the holiday delights that come with snow. The candy canes, the hot chocolate, the present wrapping, the tingling fingers from frost. Snow walking is pretty much my favorite winter activity ever so of course Ryan, Nellie, and I had to immediately bundle up and enjoy the crisp whiteness.

Last February, when we moved, Philly had pretty much seen all the snow there was for the winter so we missed out on the magic of city snowfalls. Everything looks suddenly new under a blanket of snow and the city lights shine brighter somehow. We walked until the sun grew too low to see clearly.

Nellie is her absolute best in the snow. She's so sweet and playful, and once inside the cuddliest dog there ever was. After wrapping her up in a towel, she joined us on the couch to watch a Christmas movie and fall fast asleep in our arms. A wonderful end to a magical wintery day. - b.