Monday, 23 March 2015

Return of the Great White North

The last week or so has been really  mild and the snow has been melting and things are getting real slushy out there.  As I love mud, this is not a problem!  I am getting tired of having my feet washed everytime I come indoors, however.  Seriously, what is wrong with a little mud tracked inside of one's house?

This weekend we have gotten snow and we are currently under a "Special Weather Statement" because we might get even more snow tomorrow and Wednesday.  Mom thinks this is great because then she will be able to wear these.
New Snowshoes!
Yup, she actually wore out her old snowshoes that Charlie thought looked like tennis rackets on her feet.  You know how much walking one has to do to wear out one's snowshoes?!  But she found these ones recently and is wanting to try them out.
Check out those grips!
Actually, those grips will come in handy because mom kept slipping and sliding on the packed snow with her old snowshoes, so maybe she won't fall as much with these grips now!  I don't see what the problem was with her falling.  I would come rushing to her rescue, usually sitting on either her chest or her back and I would try to lick her face and tell her it was ok.  What is wrong with an 82 pound dog sitting on one's chest anyway?

Mom and I did take a wonderful walk last week when it was so mild.
First we saw this track!
Do you know what that is?  Anybody?

Yeah, neither do we, BOL.  If anyone can tell us what that track is, it would be appreciated!

Then we saw this track
We followed this track for quite a while.  Can anyone guess what it is?

Same track only on snow this time.

Anyone care to gander what that is from?

The makers of the track!
Yes, those Canada Geese were really talkative and I decided it was a good idea to chase after them.
Me after chasing away those geese.

We went walked a little further and then we saw.
Finally got the two eagles together!
This time the eagle's let us get pretty close to them.  Mom thought they were keeping an eye on those Canada Geese and were maybe thinking about lunch!

Checking out the snow in the ditch last week.
 Last week this was about the only snow left.  It looks much different right  now with all the snow we got over the weekend.
Walking on ice in the ditch.
Don't worry pups!  The water in the ditch is not that deep.  In fact, I had been swimming in it the day before this picture was taken.  I was quite upset to see that it frozen over and I couldn't get my feet wet this day.
Turkey Vulture!
Not a great picture of the Turkey Vulture, but we saw this guy watching us one evening and just as mom zoomed in with the camera to get a picture, he decided to fly away.

Beautiful March Sunset
As usual, the sunsets on some nights up here are spectacular.  On this night we even had Northern Lights make an appearance, but the pictures mom tried to get of those did not turn out well.
Can you spot me in this photo?
Another night and another beautiful sunset.
Thanks for stopping by!
Until next time pups!  Hope everyone has a wonderful week!

22 comments:

  1. I would never have guessed who did those tracks, I thought you were going to say it was Mom's new shoes!!!! Doh!!!
    You had a great funs walkies there, I do luffs seeing those big birdies, well from a distance, don't fink I'd like a close up meeting wiv those big claws! Do you finks they'd now I was a pup and not a turkey?
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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    1. I don't think you should get close to those eagles, Princess Leah. Mom says if you aren't bigger than most of the wildlife out here, you gots to be careful! Don't worry! I would chase them away for you!

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  2. We are guessin skunk on those unknown tracks. At furst we thot fox, then changed are mind. I asked Daddy bout it.
    Those are sum purdy piccies yu got there. We wish we could see those Northern Lights too.
    Has yur Mom putted those new shoes on yet, Buddy? Are her feets put on the rite way? No wunner she falls down if she wears em like that.
    Bol!

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    1. Yeah, we thought that or badger maybe. There certainly are enough badger holes out in that field.

      Mom hopes to be able to get some good pictures of the Northern Lights some day. She just figured out how to change the shutter speed on the camera, so now she should be able to get a good picture.

      I know what you mean, Zoe! BOL! See that green clip on the snowshoes? Well, that is supposed to be on the outside of her foot and not on the inside! Believe it or not, those are on the right way. Mom is just clumsy is all!

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  3. Ya sure has some interestin burds to chase!

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    1. Yes, Whitley, I do and I lubs to chase birds!

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  4. Crikey ...... your Mom reckons she WON'T fall over so much in her new shoes. My Mum wouldn't even be able to stand up in those. She's not a big lover of shoes and most times just gets around in bare feet or sandals at the most. S'pose she'd freeze to death at your house, aye?? They are beautiful photos, Buddy. I hope your Mom manages to get some shots of those northern lights. I'd sure like to see those!! Mum loved the eagle shot.

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    1. Mom has had no problems walking in her new snowshoes, Charlie! She even bought new winter boots at the same time, so she is well prepared.

      The eagles are very interesting. They have been flying over the house and mom is trying to get a picture of them in flight!

      With it warming up, we may not have Northern Lights until fall again, but one never knows!

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  5. Lovely , lovely pictures!

    Those first tracks have 'hands'...could it be a coon, though if its that cold maybe not yet. The goose tracks at first glance, growlmy thought they were from wild turkeys. We have lots of those here.

    Are not those eagles majestic?!

    Growlmy can sometimes not walk upright on her own feet, imagine her on those super paws. Growlmy has some 'grippers' she keeps on the car and another pair in the house for walking on icy spots. She about landed on her kister once because the driveway was icy...so now she gingerly checks it out and puts on the traction devices if needed.

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    1. We do have raccoons here, Freckles, so it might be them. Mom hasn't seen any in a long while.

      Yeah, the eagles are pretty neat!

      Mom has been using the new snowshoes on the hardened snow and has had no problems with them. Now she wishes winter would last longer so she could wear them more!

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    2. Um...no more winter pawlease, We want the warmer days...winter needs to hibernate until, well, next winter, BOL!

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  6. WOW, these are fantastic pics!!!!!! I have no clue what those tracks are though :/
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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    1. Thanks for the compliment about the pictures! We have smelled skunk recently, so it quite possibly could be one of those critters!

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  7. May you get all the snow you want to try out your new snow shoes...lol. I spent quite some time last weekend washing my kitchen floor to get rid of all the tracked mud. Three dogs can track a lot even if their feet do not look dirty. :)

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    1. Oh, we got lots of snow this weekend and the typist has been using the new snowshoes lots. Yeah, I am getting a paw wash almost every time I am outside now!

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  8. Great company on your walk...thos long nails on the first photo look like raccoon.

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    1. Yes, we think either racoon or skunk. We have certainly been smelling skunk around here lately!

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  9. Wow! That was a nice walk seeing all those birds! Last week ghostwriter saw dozens of turkey vultures all flying together, probably returning from their winter vacations in the South.

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    1. We had a bunch of turkey vultures in our yard last year and momma took lots of pictures. We hope they come back this year and mom can get more pictures!

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  10. Crikey Buddy ..... I've just nominated you for an award. You can check it out on my latest post. No pressure though ..... if you can't do it I won't be upset or anything. I sure would like to hear your answers to my questions though. It takes a bit of time so I'll understand if your Secretary can't manage it.

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    1. Charlie, my secretary is the same as your secretary, but she tried! Hope we did good and thanks again for the nomination!

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  11. What a great walk, my gang would chase the geese too, beautiful picture of the eagles, so nice to get two in one shot and be adults with their nice white heads.

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