Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sunday

The first full day of Julie's visit we decided to strap on the snowshoes and make a trek around the trail. The sun was actually out and we took advantage of it while we could. Take a look at that wall of clouds to the south. That is the lake effect snow that has been hammering the area for quite some time now. This band which dumped over 42 inches in Adams NY in 24 hours shifted up here for the whole day yesterday. We were just on the edge of it so only got about 6 inches but Adams has received over 200 inches of snow, and Watertown, closer to me 146" this winter. Today we a going to have a break, but tonight, we'll be back to it. HELLO!!Ole needs snowshoes. I had to carry Daisy Lu a little bit. Mostly to keep her from chasing the deer!This was a tough walk and believe it or not Julie never fell down...me either (for once)! The blue sky, and very old fort.Sideways snowshoeing is always a good time! Yesterday, we hunkered down and read garden books all day!

12 comments:

Tina said...

So glad you are enjoying your cousin's visit and getting out b/f new snow falls.
I don't think I could hunder down as much without going a little crazy!! Admire your creativity to keep busy and peppy!!

The Birdlady said...

That looks like fun - except the snow needs to be warm for me! lol

Lynne said...

It looks like you all had a blast!
Nice tree-climbing technique!!!
Looks like a giant nuthatch!
:)

Carolynn said...

I can smell the fresh crisp air! What a fun outing.

I think I'll pull some of my gardening books out soon and get some ideas for my little urban balcony garden.

Denise said...

So happy you are enjoying your company. Send down some snow shoes okay? We finally have some but not nearly as much as you I guess. They are promising one or two inches. The snow is still falling and it looks real pretty but then I don't have to go out in it. Have loads of fun.

Leedra said...

Fun by all. Cannot even think about that much snow. We have had flutters this year, but we have been colder than usual. It is funny, in the south hear the term too cold to snow. Isn't that so funny. The coldest and most snow together here I remember was 2 ft of snow and -20. I don't understand where they get the to cold to snow from. They don't have good memories, and they sure haven't lived up north.

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Mary said...

I'm glad you can laugh and have fun in all that snow! How can someone live where they have 200 inches of snow???? Snowshoeing looks fun....hmmm..do they sell them in Ole's size? Funny tree shot!

Jenny said...

Hi Evie
Snowshoeing looks like fun for humans as well as dogs (if they had snowshoes that is)! (-:
Glad you got to go out at least one day so far.....look forward to hearing more as the week goes on........

Steve B said...

Good to get some fresh air. I cannot think with 200 inches of snow. But I guess the "lake effect" storms can be legendary.

Shellmo said...

Eve - I knew you'd be a fun lady to hang out with! Oh - and I'm going to try that tree trick w/ my snow shoes this weekend!

(Hug those guineas for me!)

Bird Girl said...

Nothing better for your figure than a good walk on snow shoes (my they have changed) Mine are gigantic and really hard to walk with! Love to see the dogs playing in the snow! Did ya have hot chocolate with marshmallows?

Farmgirl_dk: said...

I love Daisy Lu's coat!
And how come you're never in any of the pictures. Tell Julie to please grab your camera next time you're out and snap a few of you for your blog! :-)