Saturday, January 15, 2022

Millie and I Take to a Snowy Trail...

 


Day 329 (or Day 1,644 if one should count the day last Feb. 15 when, with cold sodden feet, we turned around before having reached the summit of our hilltop, as my son insists I should do.)



Millie was silly and cut all kinds of capers in the snow.



As though she had never seen snow before.


Surely there's something hiding underneath.



It was definitely a monochrome kind of day.  There seemed to be only two colors ~ black and white~ if those really are colors at all.



The farther we walked the harder the snow fell.  The Cannon I had brought along was getting wetter with each step.



Even the water had no color today.



The snow was not as deep near the pond.  Wasn't it somewhere back in Junior High that we learned about bodies of water and their effects on climate?



The snow was flying when we walked the meadow trails.  I was wearing two pairs of wool socks, and it was here that the outer pair decided to eat up the inner pair.  I limped on.  I wondered if Millie's feet were getting cold.



Of course, the old cow puncher was putting out hay for the cattle.  To see them following after the tractor always makes me think of "The Pied Piper."  I wonder if kids today even know that old tale.



The cattle had trampled the snow here on this part of the trail, having taken refuge from the snow in the woods.


Dot paused just long enough for a picture before going on to the hay.


The Shanty looked snug in its blanket of snow, so we didn't go in today.  Millie loves going in and hanging out with me when I potter about there.  








And, of course, there's the "Most Photographed Tree" again, all dressed up for a winter's shoot.  She (I call it a she, but I think it is a boy tree for it has never produced fruit.) wears all colors well in all the seasons, but I think I like her best in white.  The snow was fairly flying by now, so it was not the most becoming of her pictures.  




18 comments:

TheCrankyCrow said...

What glorious photos you capture! Surely you have the artist's eye. My favorites are of the fence, the pond and Miss Dot. Well, and, of course, Silly Miss Millie. I had to laugh reading about your one pair of socks eating the other. I know that issue well and winced even as I read it. Makes for a long trek back. You certainly get some beautiful snows when you get them. ~Robin~

Granny Marigold said...

I do like the picture of the snowy fence. If I was an artist I'd paint winter pictures and use only shades of gray and black.
Doesn't snow bring out the crazies in dogs? It's hilarious to watch them.

acorn hollow said...

Beautiful pictures! and a very pretty walk. We are going to get snow Monday. While we need it is a lot of work.
Cathy

nookworm said...

Oh what a wonderful winter walk! I remember those days well. Your pictures are WONDERFUL and I love them all. Your reference to the Pied Piper applies to many humans today as well.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Brrrrr - beautiful photos but it does look cold! I think my favourite photo is the one of the 'Shanty' - it's worthy of being a picture postcard I think.

Quilting Babcia said...

Love seeing your photos of the snowy walk. We'll be seeing wintry weather tomorrow as the nor'easter heading this way has us directly in its sights. So far there has been very little snow around here.

happyone said...

Beautiful snowy pictures. It looks like that here today looking out my window. Only 8 degrees though and VERY windy. Maybe I'll be out walking in it tomorrow. :)

Bonnie K said...

Great photos and commentary. What a peaceful walk. Wish I could have accompanied you

Hootin' Anni said...

I think Millie has a winter spirit in her soul, she loves it so.

Beautiful Mary...all of them. The pond & the nestled cabin are my favorites.

Debra said...

I love the picture of Dot. That one could be in a gallery. All are lovely though, and we surely get the idea of lots of snow! We have it too. Hoping our power stays on. Just had a nice time shoveling-I really like doing it. Sam did NOT want to go out this morning. She is having fun now in her pen getting bits of grass that I uncovered for her. Stay warm and safe my friend!

Rose said...

Oh, my! I have so enjoyed these photos. They are just glorious!

Sandra said...

Your Millie reminds me of my sons dog "Oakley" (the Husky). He just loves the snow and always wants to go outside and play. My son says he swears the dog prays for snow. ;0) It looks like you got quite a lot of snow. It is pretty and makes for a beautiful back-ground. Glad you were able to go on your walk. Our snow is piled up so high in places; from clearing off the driveway, etc. It is getting harder and harder to lift that shovel up and over what is already piled high. We have had wind chills from -40, then up to almost 40 degree temperatures. Each day, each week all so different. We need the snow...our drought monitor has been improving. I look forward to sharing with you this year. I love each and every one of your posts.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

I LOVE your blog header image. And your snow photos are beautiful. I never seem to get outside when it's snowing, to get photos like this. That pond scene reminds me of a walking area and pond that is in my area.

Anita said...

wow such a beautiful place covered with snow!Like your blog!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

The photo of your porch looks like a Christmas card! My goodness you got a lot of snow. I loved seeing Millie having fun in the snow. Stay warm!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

You have some really beautiful photos of the snow. Looks like you had a big snow.

Barwitzki said...

Oh, that's nice... real winter :-))) Last year I was able to ski every day for 4 weeks... I'm waiting for a little more snow here.
Thanks for the beautiful pictures.
Hug

Rose said...

Happy Valentine's Day!