Nov 28, 2012

Snow Day

We had our first big snowfall of the year this past weekend. And it managed to happen the day I was planning to go into the forest and collect branches for my Off the Wall Christmas Tree. But we went anyway. We bundled up, put coats on the dogs, and set off.

The forest was absolutely gorgeous. Very few people had been there that day so the snow was sparkling in the sun. Doesn't it look like a painting? No fancy editing - this is the real deal.

Vivian Regional Forest - Turtles and Tails blog

The dogs had an awesome time chasing each other all over the place. Chloe even took a header when she tripped over a log that was buried in the snow. Poor girl. But she was right back up and off again.

This is the pond where we throw balls to Chloe in the summer. We throw the ball, she flings herself into the water and swims to fetch it. Then waits for us to throw again. She didn't care if it was cold though - she saw a chunk of ice in the water and thought it was a tennis ball. We had to hurry to keep her from going for it.

Vivian Regional Forest - Turtles and Tails blog

Vivian Regional Forest - Turtles and Tails blog

"Throw the ball already!"

Vivian Regional Forest - Turtles and Tails blog

In the forest itself, the snow was deep. Did I mention I was carrying all of the branches we gathered? Workout? Check.

Vivian Regional Forest - Turtles and Tails blog

I love snowy noses so much.

Rottweiler Sasha - Turtles and Tails blog

Mastiff-Rottweiler Chloe - Turtles and Tails blog

This looks like, "I can't feel my feet. Do I still have feet?"

Mastiff-Rottweiler Chloe - Turtles and Tails blog

After our walk, we drove down the road that edges the forest and looked at the houses. Just to give you a reference, these places sell for over $1 million each. Out of our price range a bit. But it's nice to dream.

Do you see what I see?

Vivian Regional Forest - Turtles and Tails blog
(Not a real moose. It's a statue.)

Such a beautiful day!


Heidi said...

Gorgeous pictures! New follower from the Hop :)

Laura said...

These pics are gorgeous!

Hi! I'm a new follower from the Blog Hop :)


Megan said...

Hi! Found you on a blog hop! LOVE the pics on this post...what a beautiful snowfall! Would love to see you on my blog at

Erin said...

Great pictures! New GFC and Pinterest follower from the Mingle with Us blog hop.


Donna G - Cleverblonde said...

Thank you very much for sharing these photos and the accompanying story. There is only a couple of places here in Australia where snow falls and as I have health conditions that don't agree with the cold photos are the only way I experience snow. Your story gave the photos life.

BarbSteadman said...

Awww, thank you! Snow for a day is fun, but I'd rather warm weather all year!

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you!

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