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"Take 5 photographs on the days leading up to the 5th and publish those on your own blog and then add the link to my blog, State of the Nation UK so that others can see your images.
This month's theme is WINTER WEEKEND. We've had a week of temperatures in the -10 to -20 Celcius range (at night) and a scant six inches of snow, so it finally seems a little bit wintery here. Winter is my favourite season as all the recreational activities which I enjoy the most are winter sports.
On Saturday, my little dogs enjoyed skittering on the ice on a little pond behind my house. I love the action in this shot. Too bad I dropped my camera in the snow and smudged the lens.
Sunday: Ice Capades, here I come!
I get the greatest pleasure when skating on natural ice in a beautiful setting. We get very few opportunities to do this as the pond ice is often too cracked and bumpy for skating or it is soon covered with several feet of snow. About three centimeters of snow fell overnight, but the skating was still great.
Sadly, I skated alone as both kids were at their mother's house, so these are both self-timer shots. My kids and I will skate a bit next week after school and work.
I plan to skate as often as possible as time permits. I could use the fresh air and exercise and I just love skating in the outdoors.