Sunday, 23 November 2014

We Got Snow

Oh, I am such a happy boy because we got snow!  This time I am sure it is gonna stay!  No warming up and melting this time around, I have several months of fun in the snow.

It has been progressively getting cooler here.  You know it is gonna get much cooler when we see this:
Sun dogs!
That ring around the sun is called sun dogs.  Now sun dogs form when there are ice crystals in the atmosphere and the sun reflects off them.  Kinda cool, but it also means it is gonna get cold!

The same day mom took that picture my river started to look like this:
The South Saskatchewan River
There is still open water on the river, but the ice chunks are so big now that the ferries have stopped crossing.  Now we must wait until it is frozen solid and then people go across on the ice road.  Mom has never gotten up enough nerve to take the ice road and prefers to drive all the way around, BOL.  One of these days she might get brave enough to try crossing the river in winter.

Just a couple days ago we were out walking when mom and I saw this:
Blue floating thing
We have absolutely no idea what this is, but it was floating down the river!

Today I woke up to this:
Oh happy day!
The weather was really bad yesterday and I guess the roads were bad and very icy.  The peeps and I stayed home and watched it snow and blow.  I was so happy to see this this morning!
I only wish my peeps enjoyed the snow as much as me!  Mom says soon we will be going for snowshoe walks again.  Mom thinks we need a bit more snow before she brings out the snowshoes, but I am ready whenever she is!
Guess the critter!
Of course the snow makes hunting for critters much easier because you can see their tracks much better.
More critter tracks!
It is also much easier to see where they might be hiding.  You can clearly see where these guys are hiding!
On patrol!

I am happiest when I have snow on my nose!

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Reflections of my Summer and early Fall

You see pups, I told mom she had to hurry up and get some pictures on my blog because we were gonna have snow soon.  Yesterday we woke up to this.
Yeah snow!
Unfortunately the snow did not last very long and by noon it was almost all gone.

We did have a lovely summer on the prairies and you know summer is coming to an end when you start seeing hay bales.
Hay bales
Now you wanna be careful when you are baling, because your baler might just over heat and cause problems.

Bale on fire
One of our neighbors had his baler over heat and it caused the bale to catch fire.  Luckily the fire department came out quickly.  Mom and I were walking down our country road when the emergency crews went racing by us.  The fire was very close to our place, but luckily it was contained quickly.
After math of the fire
The fire went right over the river bank and even the fire truck went over the river bank to put it out.  The crew was here for several hours and it still smells bad in this area.
Another fire picture
 One thing about our late summer and early fall is that we get spectacular sunsets.
Mid summer sunset
 Yea, it looks real nice when the sun reflects off the river.

Late summer sunset
As the summer fades, we start getting more colors in the sunset.
Early fall sunset
Yup, the sunsets start to be very beautiful in fall!

Now fall also means it is my  momma's birthday.  This last weekend was her birthday and she is really old!  Now what do you get your really old momma for her birthday!
Porcupine quill!
Now I thought this porcupine quill that I had in my nose was the perfect birthday gift.  She was not so appreciative!  Can you believe it?  But she started giving me a good petting and then she found.
More quills!
Luckily I stopped at three quills.  She really didn't seem that happy about them!  Go figure!

Now you know it is fall when the birds start migrating.
Quick!  Count the geese!
We have been having flocks and flocks of geese flying over the house and these guys were really being noisy yesterday.

Mom is slowly catching up on getting the garden produce looked after, and today she made some kinda beet and cabbage relish.  Supposedly it tastes good.  I will probably never get a taste of it.

Mom and I did take a  nice walk in the snow yesterday.
Our pawprints in the snow
I am certainly hoping that we get more snow soon.  Mom would prefer to wait a little longer, but I say bring it on.

On patrol yesterday