On safari

Snow and cold should not stop you from following your spirit of adventure!

One early morning, Oscar and I set out on a safari.

Sniffing here and there until we came across

A rainbow-coloured footprint under a tree of red berries.

There was definitely magic afoot!

You could feel it swirling in the air.

We followed the track through snow and ice

Until we discovered it! The very shy – but child-friendly …

… Snow Hippo!

I rushed inside to tell the kids of my discovery and they ran outside into the cold sunshine to look for the snow hippo. Ten minutes later, they were still searching high and low and had walked right past the ice sculpture.

Why? Because my tale was so convincing that they thought the hippo was a real live one!

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32 responses

  1. You are one heck of a story teller Fi! I can just hear you telling your kids about that hippo.

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    February 21, 2010 at 08:11

  2. Amy

    Well now Fi, as one who has seen enough of those kinds of foot prints my guess wasn’t a berry tree but poo poo under that footprint- but hey….when I read the rest I loved the story and I’m sure the kids did too and the ice sculputur is just too cool!!!

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    February 21, 2010 at 08:51

  3. I loved this. 🙂

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    February 21, 2010 at 09:03

  4. I’ll never believe you again!

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    February 21, 2010 at 12:02

  5. UNICORN FOOTPRINT!!!!!! *dies*

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    February 21, 2010 at 12:43

  6. Looks like a snow cow to me…. 🙂

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    February 21, 2010 at 13:24

  7. Very Cool! 🙂

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    February 21, 2010 at 15:43

  8. That is so fun! You always have the best adventures.

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    February 21, 2010 at 16:47

  9. that’s an impressive hippo, we don’t have them around here although there is plenty of snow

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    February 21, 2010 at 16:58

  10. Ah, what a great storyteller you are!! And you do indeed have great adventures in the snow! Have a great week!

    Sylvia, Sam and Mojo

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    February 21, 2010 at 17:49

  11. Such imagination. It must be fun living in your house.

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    February 21, 2010 at 20:33

  12. I love this … your kids are so lucky to have you modeling your wonderful imagination 😉
    Hugs and blessings,

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    February 21, 2010 at 22:04

  13. What a lovely story and great pics – like from a Winter Wonder Land 🙂

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    February 21, 2010 at 22:15

  14. Very cool ice sculpture..love that you sent the kids on an adventure:)

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    February 22, 2010 at 02:19

  15. I love it! How creative!

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    February 22, 2010 at 03:08

  16. AL

    OH yeah hahaha, you’re an effective storyteller!

    AL

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    February 22, 2010 at 03:36

  17. ha. i wish i had a hippo.

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    February 22, 2010 at 05:27

  18. To me, that definitely looks like all the other hippos I have seen, though I don’t blame your kids for not being able to find it. Though one would think they would be used to your ways by now.

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    February 22, 2010 at 05:34

  19. A snow hippo? I just saw some snowdogs on Leif’s blog! I think the snow is making people extra creative…

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    February 22, 2010 at 05:51

  20. i can;t draw a straight line but someone can make a hippo OUT OF SNOW?

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    February 22, 2010 at 06:04

  21. LOL too funny. But rainbow snow? 🙂

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    February 22, 2010 at 06:29

  22. They had the very real adventure of tracking a hippo, after all!

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    February 22, 2010 at 08:52

  23. It’s beautiful, I’m enchanted by your creativity!
    purrs
    Luna

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    February 22, 2010 at 12:12

  24. Fabulous! Whoever took the time to craft that hippo?

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    February 22, 2010 at 13:40

  25. That’s wonderful!!

    C x

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    February 22, 2010 at 14:01

  26. You mean Snow hippos aren’t REAL?!!

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    February 22, 2010 at 15:04

  27. I can just imagine their disappointed faces at not finding a real hippo outside – you tease, Fi.

    Hope Oscar is getting better

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    February 22, 2010 at 16:28

    • I am a tease! 😉

      Oscar is feeling much better – thanks for asking.

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      February 22, 2010 at 21:59

  28. Where is it? Am I looking for a real one too? Perhaps I’m like your children.

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    February 22, 2010 at 17:59

  29. “A rainbow-coloured footprint under a tree of red berries.”

    That would be a great title for a short story or even a novel – go to it!

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    February 22, 2010 at 20:28

  30. A snow hippo? I’m the Queen of Hippoes! Why was I not invited!

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    February 22, 2010 at 21:10

  31. LadyFi: Very nice look at this neat snow scenes.

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    February 22, 2010 at 23:59

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