Snowshoeing at the Reservoir

Since moving to Maine I’ve discovered how much I love hiking. This year, I got a set of snowshoes for Christmas, so I went to the town reservoir this weekend. There are trails around the reservoir and across the dam. It is a very quiet and peaceful place to hike, and it’s also an amazing place to snowshoe.

Standing at the top of the dam, looking over the frozen reservoir. It was just about sunset.
The trail across the dam. Someone had been there recently with a snowmobile, and someone else had also snowshoed along this path. To the right in this photo is the reservoir; to the left is the brook that flows through town.
This is the view from the top of the dam, looking over the brook. The brook isn’t frozen over yet, and the glow from the setting sun was beautiful..

Silly Moose

Today while driving, we passed this little guy along the side of the road. He wasn’t bothered by our SUV stopping near him to take a few pictures, and only walked away when several cars passed by one after the other. He even stuck his tongue out at us at one point.


One of our members stopped by just now. He brought food. This blesses me so much. Our church doesn’t pay my husband a salary yet, but this particular member goes out of his way to bring us treats and food every so often. He’s brought everything from ice cream to pies, to huge turkeys, to chicken, to special treats he thought we’d like.

Today it was a couple packs of chicken breast and some hot dogs and bread. I’m not even sure what else – the kids took it upstairs so quickly I never did get to look at it all.

This is such an encouragement to me. With food prices rising, I’ve been trying to cut back on the meat we eat (and which meats we buy). I love chicken breast and eat it a lot, and it’s so nice having something brought to us that we use a lot of.

He also brought stickers and crayons for my Sunday School class. This is great – the stickers will work beautifully for part of the Mother’s Day project I’m doing with the kids in my class.

Sometimes I wish our people knew how much of an encouragement it is to us when they do things like this.