April Flurries

It still hasn’t stopped snowing and the dogs don’t mind at all.

Davin is oblivious to it especially when there is a tasty bone involved.

And Ande revels in it.

Fluffy snow is the best..

I’m just hoping I will see green grass before the winter season is upon us once again.

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Post Holing

I think I was being overly optimistic when I went for a walk the other day.  Or maybe it was just wishful thinking.  I left my snowshoes at home. Spring is here, sometimes the sun shines.  It should be all good.

When I took my first step all optimism left.

When I took my second step wishful thinking turned into, what was I thinking!

I couldn’t move forward, backward or pull my legs out.  I was stuck. And hoping I wouldn’t sink any further.

Eventually I worked my way out.

The result was wet snow that stuck to my legs and boots full of packed snow.

Even the little dog couldn’t stay on top of the snow!

Davin didn’t mind.  Nothing much slows him down.

Do they make snowshoes for old dogs?

I’m sure it’s spring somewhere in the world.

If There’s Water

The first day of spring was beautiful. The sun was shining which seems to be rare these days so I decided to take some time and enjoy it before it starting snowing again.

I decided to follow a creek.

The snow was quite deep but there were a few areas where the creek was open and running.

And if there’s water Ande will find it.

Every single hole.  Maybe she’s hoping for summer, I know I am!

Deep Deep Snow

Walking this year has been a challenge.  I always try to find a place where the dogs can run in safety.  This winter and now even into the spring it’s been almost impossible to drive off the main roads.  I just know if I do I will get stuck in the snow.  On Sunday it took me a half hour or so to find a place to go snow shoeing.  I was crossing all my fingers and toes that I wouldn’t get stuck.  I didn’t, yay!

The only way to get around in the forest is by snow shoes or ski’s.

Davin was getting rather impatient with all the driving I had to do to find a place to walk.

I love going off the beaten path and just wandering around where ever my feet want to take me.

That’s when I see the most interesting things.

And of course that’s when the dogs find the most interesting things as well.

At one point the dogs disappeared down a ravine. I wondered briefly what they could be up to.

Maybe I should have wondered more than briefly as Ande trots past me proud as can be.

With something hanging from her mouth.

Yum, yum nothing like a tasty moose hide!

Buried

Never-ending snow, never-ending hurricane force winds, never-ending cold.  That’s how this winter is feeling like to me these days.  And today we are getting another huge dump of snow.  I feel like I’m slowly being buried.  I’ve taken some photos with my iPhone at one of my places of work.

brrr….

This is a large building that is slowly disappearing!

Some rooms have a beautiful view.

And then I wake up this morning to this and it’s still dumping.  I may have to leave work early or risk spending the night.  I don’t think I want to spend ‘a night in the museum’!

Breakfast Mishap

Yesterday I had a change in plans to my day.  Of course that isn’t a problem since there is never a lack of things to do.  No matter how the day is going to go I always start with breakfast.  I rarely miss it because I always wake up really hungry and today was no exception.  One of my favorite foods to eat in the morning is oatmeal with raisins and cinnamon.  Well I didn’t have a very good start to the day.

As I was pouring the oatmeal into the pot all the flakes decided to escape.  All over the stove, into the dogs fur and all over the floor.

One of the definitions for mishap is: an unfortunate accident.  The dogs didn’t think it was unfortunate at all in fact they thought is was very fortuitous.  Lets just say they started licking up the bits as fast as they could.

Maybe I should start buying oatmeal in those little ‘just add water’ packages…