The sun has finally turned and she's coming slowly back. It's still not many hours of daylight, and the lack of snow is making it darker than usual. Fortunally it's not as cold as it use to be this time at year. But that's just great - because then we cn go hiking :)
We use to have -20C or colder in Desember.
First we made a big fire, nice to have something to get warm and cosy around. Today we carried with us a sack of alder. It makes a great fire and doesn't make a lot of smoke.
And it's no good hike without cookies, tea, cacao and sausages with bacon roasted over the fire!
It's cosy to gather round the fire. In the leanto we have light some candles.
The kids tells each other ghost stories. And there was some that was a little jumpy when the fire went out and we were heading home... ;)
So I can't say anything else than this have been a perfecy day. It's seldom we can go hiking in Desember, either there is a lot of snow or it's freezing outside...