The snow has really been piling up here. Usually we get a couple thaws in the winter, but this season there's only been one, and we've had snow on the ground since November. Even during that one warm week in January, there was still lots of snow left!
In Ottawa they are running out of places to put the snow.
Quite the winter wonderland! The snow blows around so much here, it's sometimes hard to see how much there really is... and then you walk across a field in snowshoes!
The birdbath is almost completely covered now. Snowy!
I took the dogs for a walk around 3 pm and the light was just beautiful. It's sparkly, fluffy snow right now and oh-so-pretty.
Yep, that's Sophie forging on ahead of me!
There's a creek in there somewhere.
The dogs were both following in my snowshoes tracks most of the time. Tristan is slow and methodical. Can you see him waaaay back there?
He finally caught up!
He was so happy to be outside. It's been a few days since we had a decent walk. Yesterday it was snowing and windy all day.
And those are deer tracks across the field!
Tristan kills me. He's this plodden, arthritic old guy, yet he took off on his own adventure today, slogging through the snow towards the woodlot, while Sophie sensibly headed back to me.
Sophie once again found the spot where she was eating some dead thing on our last outing. More snow on top of it now, so she had to do a bit of digging.
As you can see, snow doesn't bother her.
And Tristan was very happy about everything!
By 4 pm, I was casting a very long shadow.
Tristan lagged behind again, but he was happy. There is at least a foot of snow under my snowshoe tracks. You are just seeing the tip of the proverbial iceberg.
And then we were home again, after a really great outing.
Pretty contrails in the sky.
The black walnut trees were casting great shadows on the barn.
And Sophie was not the least bit tired after her hour-long outing!
Hope you are all having a happy week.