Who are we

We are a family of 3 who took a break from our routine. Usually we live in Scotland but February to the end of July 2011 we were on the road in North America for 6 months. We are Mark (also known as Dad), Rachel (also known as Mum... and a whole bunch of other names... my usual at-home blog is here) and little h (10/11 years of age during the trip).

Sunday, 13 February 2011

On the lake

So, on Friday we were up north a little visiting family and we got to walk on a frozen lake for the first time. It was called Chemong Lake and it looked a bit like this (there is a lake under there - honest!):



Some people trust that thick ice so much that they drive pick-up trucks on the lake:



Others go ice-fishing. Others clear space for the Canadian national sport:



And speaking of snow - some of you have already seen this but Roxana Ghita made this film with a poem of mine about walking in snow (text of poem is back here):




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7 comments:

Janie said...

very cool (no pun intended). pretty background music, too. I like how she read the poem in sections.

Janie said...

my bad. meant how *you* read it.

Rachel Fox said...

Yes, but she cut it up like that so you're half right. I really like how she did it.
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Emerging Writer said...

Sounds wonderful. You're walking on the lake and the Poetry Bus couches triggered my Valentines poem here http://emergingwriter.blogspot.com/2011/02/poetry-bus-valentine.html

Thanks

Rachel Fox said...

Double cool.
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The Bug said...

Love the ice pics!

Selma said...

That film was excellent. I really liked the poem and the way it was shot through the snow. You guys should do some more films together.

It would be slightly freaky to walk on an ice lake. Great photos!