Last night, the fiery sunset portended a new snow storm. The air was still but heavy with approaching frost and snow.
During our morning hike, snow pelted out of the sky, covering the Labraduo in snow flakes that streaked in front of their snouts.
The promise of spring was extinguished. Yesterday's sun had melted the snow from the top of the boulder behind the duo. When the air temperature plummeted over night, the flowing water made icicles, hanging from tough lichens that live under the overhang of the boulder. The vision made me ponder spring being placed into 'suspended animation', just waiting for the warm sun that will reappear later this week to start the water flowing again.
Despite the streaking snow that stung our eyes, the duo fixated on something in the distance.The storm's fury continued all day and probably is still pounding our world outdoors. By our evening 'hike', snowshoes were required to wade through a couple of feet of snow. The dogs looked like they swam in the bottomless powder.
But then, the mighty dragon, R, rose up out of the the ocean of snow to hurl himself forward with a fury.
Our spring snow brought a smile to my face. It's a yearly cycle - and without it, we wouldn't have wildflowers and tall green grass this summer. Besides that, it's just plain fun!
Tomorrow, I'll have the last installment of the latest series of bear videos. I get a cozy feeling imagining the sow and her yearling now, snuggled together in their cave-like den. I love knowing that our mighty ursines are warm, dry, and slumbering in their hideaway while the fury of our fading winter whirls around their den.