Tuesday, February 12, 2013
February 12, 2012 Snow!
After all the exercise yesterday moving snow, we had both our walks on the county road. Today, tho, after I had a few things done and the morning walk with Toby was done, I put on the snowshoes and off I went. I told Toby what I was up to and he went and laid down in the other room again, just like he understood every word. Boy, did I get my exercise. Except for an open area on a ridge, I was knee deep on snowshoes most of the way. In a couple of the worst places, I made several trips back and forth to fix it. Several times, I almost turned around and went back the way I had come....thinking; well, then that part will be all done well. However, then I still would have had to get there tomorrow to finish. I went all the way around and the ski trail is open. Tomorrow, I will go around again to finish packing. Possibly, by the next day, Toby can go again. But.....it might take one more to do it.
Of course, it was such a beautiful sunny morning, I had planned on taking the camera along. By the time I left, it had really clouded up. I have been out enough in that kind of heavy grey to know the pictures are for crap and opted to leave the camera home. About a mile out, the sun came out so nice again. Also, I came around a corner and there was a ruffed grouse head sticking out of the snow. The sun shined on its beady little eye so nice. There I stood, 3' away, looking at it looking at me. Finally, it exploded out of the snow like they usually do. I have had that happen so many times over the years.....never, ever, did I get to see it first. And.....no camera! Drat....drat.....drat!
Anyway.....when I did get home, 2 and 1/2 hours later, Toby was now ready to go. So, snowshoes off, off we went for Toby's walk on the road again...and he was a happy dog. When Toby doesn't want to go out in the woods with me, you know we have snow. And, he isn't a spring chicken any more so I don't make him go in that.
I will leave you with a recent sunset. It was a gorgeous one Monday night. I was out putting out the fox treats when it finally colored and I missed the best part. I ran for the camera and here's what I got. Looks like the woods is on fire!