One of the things I love about winter is hiking - yes! I'm crazy! But I love winter hikes. We actually took a brief walk on the coldest day - the -11 day. But that I do not recommend! It was dangerously cold.
The longer hike we took was on a day it was 33F - not to bad for winter. I do recognize that most places get much colder than this for winter and so winter hiking is not feasible. But I do love that it is feasible here.
We packed up a lunch, hot cocoa and trail mix and hit the trail. I really enjoyed the difference in foliage even though it wasn't that far south of Indy. I saw holly bushes growing wild, ferns, and moss and far more evergreens and pine trees. Things you don't see so much in the woods surrounding Indianapolis. Another thing I love about winter hikes is the stillness, the silence of the woods. Everything is in a peaceful slumber and that peace tends to soak into my soul as I walk.
And of course we had the delight of a hot dinner and a warm fire and some knitting when we returned back to the condo.