When the temperature dips around here, we like to slip into something a little more comfortable and enjoy the kind of romance only Wisconsin’s north woods can deliver.
And if our #OOTD (Outfit of the Day) doesn’t rate with the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America), we think it should.
With its splendid blaze orange color and a cut that suits everyone from hulking outdoorsmen to tiny grandmas, our hunting coveralls are #phat (pretty hot and tempting).
But the real show begins once we tuck ourselves into all that pillowy, circa 1970s warmth and waddle out into the brisk country air.
There frozen ice crystals form prisms that cast beautiful rainbows over pristine snow banks. A thousand tracks trace the paths of wily rabbits, deer, wild turkeys, and coyotes.
Tramp deep enough into the woods and imagine, as icicles form on eye lashes and breath steams through woolen scarves, that you are the first humans to see this forest show.
The sweet spot on these frozen jaunts occurs late in the afternoon, when hungry deer brave open fields and only cracking ice and stomping feet make any sound. Turn back toward the cabin and watch the winter sunset flame across a pure white landscape.
Take your time heading home because this will be the one single sunset you’ll see this day and you won’t want to miss a minute of its short, glorious show. Also you don’t want to be the first one back to the cabin because, if you time your return just right, someone will be there to greet you with a wood fire, a hot drink and a warm blanket.
It looks like it’s going to be a long, cold winter. Let’s bundle up and enjoy the show!