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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Thankful Thursday

It's still snowing here in Colorado. A couple of nights ago, a rapid and intense storm hit, and it dropped around 12-18" in short order. By the next morning, the storm was gone, leaving the most gorgeous world behind.

I think that it was my favorite snowy day yet this winter. Shyla and I had a glorious snowshoe hike.


Shyla happily galloped through the deep snow, loving every minute of the bluebird day.

I even enjoyed a little bike ride on the local roads. The crystalline beauty of the white snow and frost against the blue sky was incredible.

While I was riding, I had to stop to take off my boot and try to remove whatever felt like it was cutting the sole of my foot. As I stood on one foot with my boot off, a moose sauntered by and then stood in some aspens nearby. She looked like a yearling to me. Fortunately, she was completely unconcerned with me.

There is so much beauty to be thankful for.


  1. that's like a wonder somehow... we have sun&spring and can enjoy a white winter via your blog ;O)

  2. Never meet a moose with your boot off. ha ha. glad he did not pay you any attention. this photos are Stunning, all that snow with bright sunshine and blue skies if fantastic. a winter wonderland

  3. It's most beautiful. Wow on the shots. Breathtakingly beautiful.

    There is indeed so much beauty to be thankful for.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Scritches to the pups. ♥

  4. KB I almost speechless WOW. I will say the photos have left me in awe and the blue sky and snow OH WOW
    And the mama moose obviously knew were a fried with 2 legs...Stunning post and I'm thankful that you shared.
    Hugs Cecilia

  5. I'm almost certain you're one of very few people who can say that a moose sauntered by as you were removing something from your boot.

    The photos are incredible! It is those days of sunshine and bright blue sky that I don't mind.

  6. I love, love, love the picture of the baby (teenage?) moose. BTW, it's spring. Guess you wouldn't know it there, though!

  7. WOW at all that snow and we love seeing the Flying Shyla! Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  8. beauty all over, and it looks like the road had been ploughed, that is a huge snow dump. Love her pensive look sideways, thank goodness she wasn't interested in chasing you!!

  9. We got a blast of winter here the past few days of about 4-5 inches of snow which is very unusual for us. That looks like a beautiful winter wonderland you have.

  10. What a treat for a snow-loving woman like me. Did you know the moose is the national animal of Sweden?

  11. I just looked it up to make sure. It's actually called an elk in Google, which is British English for moose. But then you probably knew that. And I have no idea why Google is suddenly speaking British English...

    1. I have a friend from Sweden, and we got so confused when I talked about the "elk" here in the Rockies. He thought that I meant a moose - and we talked around in circles for quite a while!

  12. Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures of your endless winter.

  13. There is only one word to describe that sort of scenery - beautiful! :)

  14. It sure is beautiful. We love those days after a good storm with the deep blue sky and trees covered in snow. The moose is adorable!

  15. And I was complaining about 4 inches! You are so good about simply making the best of everything. ♥


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