After a busy Christmas filled with lovely visits, many dinners, and a fair bit of driving, we took off up north to cottage country for a week. Yoga by the fireplace, outdoor hikes and strolls, visits to nearby sleepy towns, reading, writing and a cozy New Years Eve with homemade soup, hot toddies and few too many other spirits- a week that could be summed up as "total recuperation", and unanimously agreed to become a yearly tradition.  

1. On the road essentials. 2. The road to the cottage. 3. Homemade eggs benny done to perfection! 4. Fresh snow and jeans that match it. 5. Taking in some vitamin D on a hike. 6. Morning view from the cottage.  7. Expeditioners on missions.  8. I call this winter prairie grass but really have no idea what the plant is. 9. Speciality coffee makes for a delicious warm treat on the trail. 10/ 11. I love this swing bridge with so many beautiful angles for shooting. 12. Accidental shot while practicing with the new camera.