ST&BF at the Christopher Farm & Gardens (February) - Survivors on Snowshoes!!

February 3, 2021 - Survivors on Snowshoes at the CF&G!

More than twenty cancer patients, survivors and co-survivors joined us on a beautiful sunny and windless day for another "Survivors on Snowshoes" outing at the Chirstopher Farm & Gardens!

Participants are welcome to submit up to 3 photos from your visit on this day to be considered for a 2022 Survive, Thrive & Be Fit at the Christopher Farm & Gardens Calendar.  Mr. Jay Christopher and Erika Lusthoff will choose which of these photos will represent the month of February on that 2022 calendar!

ST&BF at the Christopher Farm & Gardens (February) - Survivors on Snowshoes!!

Out of chaos up to paradise.

Submitted by Bernie Pentek

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Submitted by Bernie Pentek

The Japanese word for peace. It's the Japanese way to avoid conflict and maintain harmony.

Cozy Cabin in the Woods

Submitted by Sharon Pentek

Goldilocks and the Three Bears; a favorite childhood story

Earth 

Submitted by Sharon Pentek

Since the days of Pythagoras, who discovered the earth was round, this sphere reminds us of our cherished
home, which we need to take care of.

The Path of Life

Submitted by Sharon Pentek

Life's journey has ups and downs through patches of darkness and light, with good days and bad days as life goes on.

Sleeping Fruit Trees

Submitted by Sharon Pentek

Fruits of the Spirit we all need are: love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, and results.

The keeper of the lake.

Submitted by Linda Ansay

Peace and quiet! 

Submitted by Linda Ansay

What a beautiful day snowshoeing at CF & G. The weather was perfect!

Pine cones in the solitude of winter

Submitted by Cindy Becker

Milkweed ala February

Submitted by Mary Schueller

We usually think of milkweed as the host plant for the monarch butterfly, but it is beautiful at any time of year --- even when surrounded by snow and no butterflies!

Ruling the Roost

Submitted by Mary Schueller

Gorgeous blue skies, pure white snow, and lush evergreens: what a perfect backdrop for this rooster in February!

The train's winter home

Submitted by Cindy Becker

Beautiful area to visit together after the pandemic.

Submitted by Cindy Becker

Interesting ice balls along Lake Michigan.

Submitted by John Seaman

Christopher Farm and Gardens always makes Survivors on Snowshoes feel Welcome.

Submitted by John Seaman

Wow - is that the sunshine? What a beautiful day at Christopher Farm and Gardens.

Submitted by John Seaman

Pole markings of CF&G in front of gathering area.

Submitted by Bruce Becker

The stones are getting larger with every new snow fall.

Submitted by Bruce Becker

Snow covering on the CF&G building as seen from a newly discovered location.

Submitted by Bruce Becker

Snow covered fire truck ready for the day.

Submitted by Althea Smith

Ducks enjoying the open water.

Submitted by Althea Smith

Lake Michigan coastline - fingers projecting the season.

Submitted by Althea Smith

Let's table this discussion for another time.

Submitted by Althea Smith

Conservatory/Greenhouse in a winter wonderland.

Submitted by Althea Smith

Tracking the station even in the snow.

Submitted by Althea Smith

"Red, White and Blue" 

Submitted by Beverly Leonhard

This is a favorite point of interest of mine at "Christopher Farm & Gardens". The Flag helps me recall my commitment as a Veteran!!

"Home Sweet Home"

Submitted by Beverly Leonhard

Grandma Willow observes as baby bear looks for a warm and cozy cabin to hibernate!!

"Shadows of Landscape"

Submitted by Beverly Leonhard

Beautiful day for snowshoeing at "Christopher Farm and Gardens". Enjoying the scenery with the shadows from the trees and rock snowmen!!

Snowy Pinecone

Submitted by Amanda Smith

The Many Faces of the CF&G!

Submitted by Tim E. Renzelmann

I came across this same spot along the Turkey Trail that I photographed a few days earlier... but this time I noticed the two faces (one smiling, one frowning) etched into the base of this decorative piece, symbolic of how every visit to this peaceful space brings new perspectives!

Even More Beauty to the East!

Submitted by Tim E. Renzelmann

Sometimes the beauty of the CF&G can be so overwhelming (in a good way) that it distracts me from looking to the east to see the added beauty that Lake Michigan brings to this unique spot!

ST&BF at the Christopher Farm & Gardens (February) - Survivors on Snowshoes!!

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