On Snowshoes and Changes

So this has been kind of a big week.  My contract with the non-profit I have been with since the summer ended.  I knew it was coming, but it is always so much tougher than you think it is going to be.  So instead of looking for a job (something I have been doing for months with no avail), I decided to go snowshoeing this morning.

I went with the Parry Sound Nature Club to Killbear Provincial Park, out on Georgian Bay.  The hike was lead by the park naturalist and his partner who I worked with at the non-profit.  It was lots of fun, and I got to use some classic Athabasca-style snowshoes that we inherited them from my grandparents farm in Ottawa.

We learned all about the different tracks, identified some of the different trees in the forest (and unfortunately saw some Beech Scale).  There were lots of neat things to be seen, I had a bit of camnesia, but here are a few of the things we saw.

Also this week I finished the Cream and Sugar Cowl by Alana Dakos from Never Not Knitting.  I am going to get a post up by the end of the weekend.  It was sunny this morning on our hike, and so I need to wait for the sun to come out again to get a picture of this amazing cowl.