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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A surprise blizzard

We had a one day break from snow storms, and the pups and I enjoyed it at sunset yesterday. The snow had a golden hue from the setting sun.
The dogs romped together.
And R looked very serious, except for the slobber on his forehead. I suspect that it was Shyla's slobber decorating him.
Today, we were supposed to have light snow totaling about 2" accumulation. Oh my, those forecasters were wrong. We got about another foot of powder.

The view from our bedroom this morning - a snowstorm underway...
Before Shyla and I headed out snowbiking, I wanted to snap a photo for our Daily Dog Challenge photography group. A picnic in a blizzard!
In the next photo, it appeared that Shyla had decided that her human was truly crazy.
Don't worry - Shyla got to frolic in the snow after our photo-taking. During our blizzard bike ride, she peeked from behind a tree while she waited for her pokey human. Throughout my bike ride, she porpoised through the bottomless snow, running with endless joyful energy, covering at least twice the distance that I did.
The snow canceled Shyla's in-town training session. The road crews weren't ready for our surprise storm, and the airwaves were rife with stories of accidents and closed roads. We stayed home and sat by the fire.
R knows how to relax - I should take a lesson from him.


  1. That is a lot of snow! It is really beautiful, especially with those beautiful faces next to it. I think we should all take a lesson from R.

    Loveys Sasha

  2. We is expectin' a little snow tonight, turnin' to rain later tomorrow....bummer! :(

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae and Max

  3. Awesome snow pictures. Especially like the picnic in the snow. Actually all your pics are great. Like R ans Shyla running on it. R knows how to relax.maybe he could give lessons...
    Ernie and the furkids

  4. Oh how beautiful. I love the days that we get snowed in and MOM has to stay home and we cuddle and I go out and romp around a while in the snow. The only thing missing for us is the fireplace.

  5. These are perfectly wonderful pix! I guess the main difference is your pups like to play in it and mine just likes to answer natures call and get back in the house!
    She used to play in it, its just too deep for her this year. She thinks R has the right idea!


  6. Snow romping and snuggling....that's the good life!!

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  7. Holy crap ! A picnic, that's what I'm talkin about
    Benny & Lily

  8. I envy you being able to stay home out of the storm. No such luck here! I adore Shyla's picnic in the snow pictures! I can't lie, though, I'm ready for Spring to get here.

  9. Romping in the snow....and snuggling by the fire....awwwwwwwww!

    XXXOOO Daisy, bella & Roxy

  10. Hoping the warm fire helped your sore body...

  11. What a beautiful surprise. I love snow, but I think I would get lost in all that snow- but not R and Shyla!
    So beautious

  12. It still astounds us that you can ride a bike in all that snow. We could run though it just like Shyla & R, but mama would never be able to keep up.

    Hope your back & arm & hands feel better soon. Mama is most empathetic, having similar issues but for different reasons. Sucks. Good thing the peeps have us to cheer them up.

  13. Enjoy your fire and your day of relaxation, KB. LOVE the snow pictures!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  14. What a wheather you have...but its nice to relax by the fire too. Great pictures of the qute ones

  15. Beautiful pictures (including the slobber.)

    We love your idea of a snow picnic!! Oranges and wine :)

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  16. Ann from Outer Banks of NC
    Wow KB these pics would make a beautiful calendar for 2013 always love pictures of your duo they always make smile. Such pretty faces they do have..have fun you live in such an adventurous place hugs

  17. I like your picnic in the snow! Also the picture of the two of them romping together.

  18. Haha - picnic in the snow - maybe next time a bbq? ;)

    Great photos as always! I bet if Shyla and R could nominate you for dog mom of the year - you'd win hands down!

  19. So very pretty!

    Isn't it amazing how much energy and stamina a dog has! Simply amazing. Even a very fit person can't compete!

  20. I heard about your SNOW Blizzards and 50"....that is an awful lot of white stuff. My friend in Aurora that I grew up with in N.S. a few decades ago just started blogging. She showed numerous snow shots from her POV.the passed couple days.
    Shyla and R must have had a grand time circling the wagons as it were. I think that your blizzard picnic will be spectacular.

  21. Your snow is magnificent, just like your photos. We would love to have all that snow, but we won't be greedy after all the fun we are having this week. Mom would prefer not to have any more please and thank you.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  22. I was so hoping for a snow day after this last storm. Darn. But you got one! I think both of us need to relax a bit like R!

  23. Your delightful photo's are always a joy to see and so much happening - even in the middle of winter - does give us all inspiration to experience the same.


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