With Christmas joys wrapped up into warm memories it was time to ring in the New Year. Time to escape the busy city, to drive that all familiar hour and a half, and enter the silence of winter at Gardom Lake Bible Camp.
Gardom Lake, where the snow covered landscape of winter quietly sings its song of
Peace on Earth
Gardom Lake lies frozen in time far below the lodge, all cozy with a blazing wood fire.
The lodge roof drips silently with long shards of ice.
|Loads of fun on the infamous sledding hill|
|And more fun shaking trees with raining snow.|
Three sister in laws returning from this magical walk took a moment to become like their children creating snow angels. And then as all modern mothers do,
they had to take 'selfies'
|The ice cream party. |
And all to soon it was time to round up scattered toques and mittens, tidy up the lodge, cram everything back into our vehicles and say our goodbyes with lots of hugs.
Some very happy moments for me as we were leaving the camp was to stop and capture these breathtaking winter wonderland photos.
The New Year opens most beautifully to me with all my dear ones in good health, & each busy & happy in their own peculiar way.
~Anna Alcott Pratt, January 1861, quoted from louisamayalcott.org