Monday, January 16, 2012

Finally some snow!

We have had a few small snows this year, but mostly just dustings. 
This past week, we had a very nice one...
even if it was just a few inches. 

I love to walk through the woods and look at the 
framework of the trees with the snow resting on their branches.

It is almost magical and usually so quiet and still.
That is....when the wind isn't blowing. 
Luckily this snow was one that was minus the strong wind. 
My favorite time to take a walk/hike.  
It was also pretty easy walking (at least for some of us) in the small amount that fell.
Last year was a little more difficult.   Not so easy in snow up to your knees and thighs.
I am short....but it was much deeper this time last year.  

Smudge LOVED it!!!
She had a bit of a face plant in the ditch on the side of the driveway.
I had to laugh at her for a few minutes after that one.  

After Smudge composed herself, we took a nice long walk to enjoy the snow....
You just never know...this may be the only snow we get this year. 
I hope not!


Smudge and Gus going through the woods at the bottom of the driveway.

Smudge got tired of me taking pictures and just wanted to GO.  

One of the small streams on our neighbor's property. 

Zippy also loves snow and here he is on our commute to work the other day. 
It was quite cold...around 11 degrees. 
He had just jumped into the small stream above and luckily we were near the workshop. 

Smudge just can't keep her face out of the snow and is constantly sneezing;
trying to get it out of her nose.  

Eco with his snow beard.

Smudge flying through the yard.  
She has a mouth full of snow in this shot.
Hard to see on here. 

Once again with snow all over her face.  


Wild eyes.

Some shelf fungus on a fence post.
I really liked the texture on the post.

Zippy appreciates his jacket, but always has to stop and scratch. 
Of course he also has snow on his face/nose.  

Wild Zippy.
He can still get around pretty good for an "old man".

A fence/gate on our walk.
I love the way it is tied together with twine. 

Let it SNOW!!!


  1. That first pic of Smudge is so hilarious! We haven't had any snow here yet...

  2. Great snow pictures! Looks like you got a bit more than we did here in eastern Iowa. I agree, "let it snow!"

  3. Looks like everyone is enjoying the snow. Hope you get a bit more.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

    Smudge is priceless.

  4. Beautiful photos! I love your animal pictures - they make my heart smile.

  5. We wish we'd get snow! You look like you're having so much fun in it, Smudge!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  6. Beautiful. Oh Smudge you are reminding us of sweet Bumble
    Benny & Lily

  7. Beautiful snow -- I love seeing dogs enjoying it!

  8. Your snow pics are beautiful and the doggy's know how to make the best of it. Smudgey Wudgey is so funny!!