Winter…back again

Winter has come and gone…and is back again.

Normally at the end of April, Spring has sprung in most places. For example, in Denver the trees are already laden with fresh leaves, and tulips are blooming in the gardens.  Yet, just 3 hours from Denver here in the mountains, the 9 feet of Winter’s snow has only recently melted. Even though blades of grass were trying to push their way up into existence, new snow has just returned. Actually, I am glad. Yesterday was rainy; everything was muddy and yucky! This morning with three inches of fresh snow blanketing the landscape, all was clean, white, beautiful and peaceful.

57.01Jago

Dashing through the snow…

Weekly the landscape of our yard changed as the snow fell, became deeper, and then melted again.

57.02Mary

The snow level rose well above the dog houses and fences.

57.03Sue

Sue & Jago needed tunnels dug into their houses.

57.04Poke

Nugget & Poke enjoyed the snow so much that they rarely went inside their houses.

RETIREMENT

57.05Vasser

Vasser & Angel

Even though Vasser & I are retired, we still have a few responsibilities:

57.06

Taking Michael for a walk

57.08Grandbaby

Entertaining the grandbaby

57.09Lucas

Vasser was fascinated by this tiny human.

PUPPIES

57.09Puppies

In December three new puppies joined our pack. Holly loves decorating her house with evergreen branches. Gypsy is feisty and full of energy.

57.10Winter

Winter grew so quickly, she was able to join the sled team in February.

57.11Faith

Playing with Faith (Winter & Holly’s mother)

PLAYING & WORKING

To a sled dog there really isn’t any difference between playing and working.

57.12Gypsy Holly

Gypsy & Holly playing with Michael

57.13Poke Kiss

Poke

57.14Tour

Teaching a new musher

57.15Flattops

Touring in the Flattops

Due to the weather, official tours discontinued in the middle of March. However, that didn’t stop our dogs from exploring new trails in the higher elevations just for fun.

57.16Last

The last excursion of the season was in the middle of April.

57.17Beauty

We love the beauty and serenity of this area.

As we finally move into spring and summer, we look forward to going on hikes and other excursions.

57.18Fish Creek

Kanuti & Tammy at Fish Creek Falls in Steamboat Springs

Nuggets of Wisdom

57.19wisdom

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