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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Finally Winter ~ And It's Almost Spring!

While Nancy over at A Rural Journey  had amazing 80 degree weather and Lisa at Two Bears Farm is getting ready to plant her garden (our gracious hosts at Rural Thursday blog hop), we are finally getting some winter!!

About six inches of snow fell Wednesday night, and as I'm typing this on Thursday mornin', it's all gone...and it's still raining. What we have now is lots of mud!

Without much moisture to speak of all fall and winter, we can't complain...we really need snow pack in the mountains and some good spring rain on the desert. The spring grasses will grow nicely for the grazing ranges. The ranchers need to feed the cattle...and our lil' herd will do nicely on our grazing hill too.

But, the snow was pretty while it lasted!

Gus is waiting patiently for breakfast.

Gus, Snow, and Rimrock
Gus in his camouflage suit...he blends right in with the rim rock.

Snow Dog
Snow Dog Red!
Red had snow balls stuck in his fur bigger than golf balls...that had to hurt! I took a bowl of warm water and got them melted off...the mud room was quite the mess!

Have a Seat?
Have a seat?
I'll try to remember this shot when it's 100 degrees this coming summer!

All Puffed Up
All Puffed Up!
This lil' guy is stayin' nice and warm.

Just Another Day
Papa Owl
And papa Great Horned owl is still waiting patiently in the elm tree while momma owl sits on their nest.

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Dreaming said...

Spring snows are pretty... especially when they melt fairly quickly. Love the picture of Red with the blob of snow on his head! You are such a sweet mom to melt off his snowballs!

Rain Trueax said...

Gus and the rimrock looked like that Bev Doolittle painting. Very pretty. My part of the country had only a siftering of snow the other day, not enough for a photo op.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What great pics! I especially love the one of Red and the one of the owl. The snow is pretty too :-)

Crystal said...

Snow sure makes for pretty pictures. And that is the best kind lots of moisture in it and it melts quickly too. Unless its after trees are leaved (leafed?) out then it just breaks branches. Sorry little off topic, i love the pic of Gus by the rock he sure does blend in.

Evelyn S. said...

Oh you did get snow! Ours comes and goes...comes and goes.... today it's raining and blowing. Your image of
Gus in "camouflage" is reminiscent of a Bev Doolittle painting.

Maria said...

I love that you helped to melt the snowballs off your dog, Red! ~M

Candy C. said...

Gus blends in with the rocks quite nicely! Poor Red, I'm sure he's glad you helped him get the snowballs out of his coat!
We are expecting some moisture Sunday and Monday! YAY!!

Keepin' Up With The Jones said...

I love your owl picture!

Nancy Claeys said...

Wonderful photos of your snowy day -- Gus, Red, the owl -- so perfect.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at RT. It means alot! :)

Rhonda said...

Enjoyed your snow pictures! We've not really had any winter to speak of, and now we're having 80-degree days, and it's not even technically spring yet. :(

Linda said...

I love all your photos - Red is so beautiful, the horses are always great, but the owl took my breath away! What a great shot!

Susan said...

Lucky you! We'd love some moisture in Montana. Great pics.

Kerri said...

I LOVE your pics! I have been reading your blog for sometime now and LOVE it! The horses and dogs are very beautiful. And in this post I love the owl! Thank you for commenting on my blog!

-Bella Hope

Shirley said...

I figured you'd get some awesome photos! The one of Gus Doolittle is perfect- frameable! The owl too; these should be in a local calendar.

Ed said...

Great shot of Gus but that Owl pic is exceptional, all I got yesterday was seagulls..:-)

A Quiet Corner said...

LOVE, LOVE these winter pix!...:)JP

Anonymous said...

Love Gus' soft eyes...

Kathy said...

Your snowy pictures are just marvelous!

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