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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Black Lab and Black & White Sunday

R's shiny coat glowed in the sun today. He's been on a home-cooked diet, designed by a vet who is a nutritionist since he was sick last fall, and his coat has become truly luxurious.

Shyla's paws easily stood atop the crust on a couple of feet of snow early this morning, shown in black and white to make the texture of the snow crust more obvious.
The crust on the snow made for incredible snowbiking early this morning. I floated on the crust, flying along at speeds that are impossible in soft snow. I keep reading complaints from new snowbikers about the "impossible" conditions (snow biking suddenly became popular this year so there are a lot of newbies on the trails), and I wonder if they're optimizing when and where they ride. When you get the timing and location dialed in, snowbiking is incredible!

There are many plants below all of our snow who have gone into brief hibernation. I can't wait to see them again. However, we have another snow storm headed our way tomorrow so I don't know when that day will come. Although I am jealous of all of you who have pleasantly warm weather, I am so grateful for the moisture to nourish our world.
Happy Sunday!


  1. A host of wonderful photos, each one truly magnificent on its own, together, stunning. Greetings from Jean, p.s. we have 21C, = 68F outside, cloudy and dull.

  2. Still a bit cold here (28F tonight) but it's keeping the biting flies and mosquitoes at bay, so no complaints at all from me!
    I love close-up images of plants! What is that lovely bud?

  3. How I wish my hair would shine like R's:)

    We had a very nice day here today, but we are on another roller coaster with rain, a drop in temps, and maybe even snowflakes this week. Spring is having a tough time taking a foothold. Before you know it, we will be in the heat of the summer again.

  4. R is all a glow. I think we have Spring finally to stay. It was very wet yesterday, but only cold cold rain.

  5. The nice, shiny coat is one of my favorite things about home-cooked.
    Nola's Mom

  6. Hi R & Shyla,
    The both of you sure do look beautiful today! Glad you're enjoying the snow.

    We finally got some relief from the heat in FL today and even got some rain for our plants.

    Happy Sunday to you all too!

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  7. He is VERY shiny. Glad you found a good diet for him.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  8. Millie has a beautiful shiny black coat too and I love to look at her in the sun. Glad you are getting your much needed snow/moisture.


  9. HI R
    Your coat looks stunning just like you i'm on a natural diet and my coat is shiny just like yours. I even came second in a coat competition when I was younger pup. From Jet & Milo

  10. Beautiful picture of R. You are right, his coat glows.

  11. Woof! Woof! Beautiful GLOW. Be safe as we heard more snow in your area. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  12. We were complaining about two inches of new snow when you wrote and said you were getting two feet of snow.

    So our two inches is gone today, but bet your 2' is still hanging on. Strangest winter I can recall, but I agree, its good for the trees and the ground.

    Cheers and hugs,

    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

  13. Isn't it amazing how gorgeous their coats can become on an optimum diet!

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  15. What incredibly gorgeous photos, KB! R does have wonderfully shiny coat!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  16. He is a handsome guy!! Tyra will give me a good night. Dont Think they will come tonight

  17. Wow, you capture nature so beautifully.

  18. So shiny! Would your vet mind if you shared the diet?

  19. R is glowing in his black furs....
    just like the night sky sprinkled with diamonds.

  20. Incredible photos of the dogs. I haven't seen a single pasqueflower this year. I wonder if I've missed them because they've been buried by snow!


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