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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Winter strikes with full force

While last winter was mild and easy this one has already produced around two feet of snow. It all started on December 26.

The night shot taken while I was standing in our garage and our yard was illuminated by outdoor lighting.

The next morning was beautiful even without sun. During the first storm of this winter we received 14-16 inches of snow. We had to postpone our post-Christmas plans to meet with the family.

No sun, no color. Everything looked monochromatic.

I put snowshoes on to make trails in the snow for our dachshunds. Young dogs love to play in the snow but for older ones like Asko, cold and snow are a challenge.

This is Sky, who raced around with Tuesday, and he ended up like a snowman covered in the snow.

This is another picture of Sky. This particular shot was a hit on Facebook, and many people commented that it should make to the next year's calendar.

Yesterday we got more snow, probably 7 inches or so. We had to cancel our travel plans again. Instead we went for a nice walk in the woods. We saw a lot of animal tracks, mainly deer, but also fox and coyote footprints.

John snowshoeing.
Jolanta: I really enjoyed the winter scenery.


MTWaggin said...

I am SO jealous! We aren't getting any snow (which means fires next summer) and my snowshoes haven't even been out yet this year! I love the pup shots, absolutely adorable they are! Happy New Year Jolanta and wishing you an amazing 2013!

Lindsjö taxar said...

Great pictures. Our snow is melting fast away now, rain, wind and plus temperature....
Happy New Year!

Jolanta Jeanneney said...

Thank you my friends! Our best wishes for a great 2013!

Claire said...

Beautiful eye candy!!! I love snow! I love XC skiing and snowshoeing too! You are lucky to be able to do this right out your front door!!! The dogs looks so happy!!!! Thank you for the fabulous pictures!!!