Exploring After the Blizzard

Posted by Francesca

Today on Martha’s blog, she posted photos of what things looked like at the farm right after the blizzard.  I have to tell you that Sharkey and I were really concerned with how fiercely the wind was blowing.  It was kind of difficult to go outside and do, you know what.  Well, once things settled down and it was safe to play outside again, we Frenchies, bundled up and set off to explore.

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Oh, goodie!  The guys have finally shoveled a path for us.  Now we can go out and explore the farm all covered in snow.

1 Oh, goodie! The guys have finally shoveled a path for us. Now we can go out and explore the farm all covered in snow.

After all of that howling wind, the blizzard has turned everything into a winter wonderland!

2 After all of that howling wind, the blizzard has turned everything into a winter wonderland!

Hey Franny, do you want to come and climb this mountain with me?

3 Hey Franny, do you want to come and climb this mountain with me?

Ummm.... What do they say about what goes up must come down?  Help me, Franny!

4 Ummm.... What do they say about what goes up must come down? Help me, Franny!

Oh, Sharkey, just do it!

5 Oh, Sharkey, just do it!

Honestly, Sharkey!  It took you nearly an hour to descend!  And, it wasn't even a huge mountain!  Let's continue on our way, finally!

6 Honestly, Sharkey! It took you nearly an hour to descend! And, it wasn't even a huge mountain! Let's continue on our way, finally!

There's something so poetic about the crunch of untrodden snow, don't you think, Sharkey?

7 There's something so poetic about the crunch of untrodden snow, don't you think, Sharkey?

Franny, I think we better stay away from the woodlands.  I hear that coyotes are pretty hungry at this time of year.  I wouldn't want to come near to one of those ravenous creatures.

8 Franny, I think we better stay away from the woodlands. I hear that coyotes are pretty hungry at this time of year. I wouldn't want to come near to one of those ravenous creatures.

Wise decision, Sharkey!  Then it's off towards the stable.  We have lots of friends there!

9 Wise decision, Sharkey! Then it's off towards the stable. We have lots of friends there!

One never knows what one will find around the next bend or burlapped boxwood!  ......To be continued

10 One never knows what one will find around the next bend or burlapped boxwood! ......To be continued

Comments (8)

  • You two look so smart in fleece pullovers surveying the farm. I do worry about those coyotes and you three although I bet they may not tangle with GK. Speaking of GK was he along for this adventure too? Last year at this time, snow was brand new to him. Now I bet he can't get enough of it. Well I can and I'm so happy that last week's warm temps washed it all away! :grin:

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    Wow you have all the luck; just look at all that snow. It did snow here a little. If one looked real hard you could see the white stuff in the grass. Most of the grass around here turns brown after the first frost making things look dead and like a desert. I did spend some time in a desert one year. Let me tell you right off; it was too hot for me. Give me the cool weather any day. Mommy and Daddy are getting too old for the cold. I don’t get to take a walk with them unless it is above freezing; something about getting a cold. Oh well, it’s nap time anyway.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Hi Girl Friends &G.K., You girls must have gone outside a lot later than Martha did because your photos are much brighter with the delightful sunshine. It still looks cold, but I'm not quite so shivery seeing your beautiful photos. Has any of that heavy snow started to melt yet or is it still freezing there at the farm? It's finally getting above freezing where I live and it's supposed to start raining again tonight. Hope all of you stay warm. Have a great day! Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • Hello Francesca and Sharkey: Hey, where is GK today? He is so covered in thick fur he wouldn't need a coat. You two must have had fun playing and walking around in the snow. It snowed here too, but very little cause we live on the coast of NC. Momma threw a little snow ball at me. She's got alot of nerve doing that to me....Hmmmph!

    Oh and yes, stay away from the woods cause you never know what is lurking in there. In the summertime its snakes and terrible spiders and ticks UGH! In the wintertime its the wildlife and some of the wildlife are very dangerous to us pups.

    I do like the coats you were wearing. I asked momma for one but she said it doesn't get THAT cold here. She's right of course. Not too much going on today and have not seen my boyfriend Brutus around this morning. Maybe tomorrow......Hmmmmmmm.

    Well, it is time for a snack and a nap. Take care. See ya later. Love, Gracyn.

  • Our ma and pa are spending Winter in Madeira, somewhere in the Atlantic. We miss them, but we are having a blast with our friends in BC - and although we are just tiny little Yorkshire Terriers (ma calls us Yorkshire Terrors) we love hopping in the snow. We don't enjoy the hard bit, though, when we have to hop out from shoulder-high white stuff just to keep going. Still, it's better than rain! Love from JJ and Murphy oxox

  • Hahaha! We have frenchies too, but we live in California now. Our one Frenchie is obsessed with eating strawberries. You can see her in action here..http://www.flickr.com/photos/gwendomas/2743425854/

  • That blizzard was something fierce, especially the wind! We were still in Boston and it looked for a while like we wouldn't be able to leave, but NewMom got us driven back home to Milwaukee all safe and sound! Hope that's the last blizzard for this winter, don't you?

  • Well you certainly had a snow storm...we did as well, but before you...
    and I agree that there's something poetic about the crunch of untrodden snow...I also love the sound of crunching fallen Fall leaves.

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