Wednesday, January 28, 2009

It's a White, White World

Hi: 27°F
Low: 15°F
Conditions: Snow, heavy at times.

One heck of a nor'easter is making its way across Maine today. We're expecting a good 16 inches of snow before it's all over, and that's good news for huskies.

To celebrate, Ari and I thought we'd beat the snowplows and head over to a community trail not far from our house. It's a magical little spot, complete with a bridge-portal into the cedar bog that comprises much of the landscape:
Those log steps are a little tricky for clumsy humans in snowshoes, but they're clearly no problem for canine naturalists:

Once across, Ari enters her own little Narnia, where she is a wild dog capable of any adventure.

And there's always adventures to be had, like the area around this little burrow (see top right corner).

The wild dog did a pretty good job of excavating the area, but not quite enough to tunnel her ways inside. Still, you can't blame a girl for trying.

(Maybe if a certain someone stole a little less cat food, she might fit in said tunnel. I'm just sayin'. . . )

If tunnels don't work, avenues surely do. Like this one, our favorite stream, now a perfect way through the magical, snowfield forest.

We kind of like this winter wonderland. We think we'll stay a bit.


Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Oh Ari!

I'm so jealous!

My snow turned to khrispy khrunchy stuff - we have a video fur the blog!

Woo look soooo peaceful...woo need me to bounce around with fur a bit!


with love, Madison said...

This is beautiful. We would love to visit ... just long enough to experience a little and snow and then the beach would be calling our names!

YD said...

Fun! We got the same storm you got! Keep working on the tunnel Ari, don't give up!

Samantha & June

Kodak the Eskie said...

Wow, all that snow is beautiful. Glad you got to play in it! Hope you had a great Gotcha Day!

Hugs, Kodak

Eve said...

I'm mentally and phyically tired of this snow...but it's very beautiful to see.

Maverick the Pirate said...

Harrrrr Ari
What does cat food taste like????Harrrrr?????
Cap'n Maverick the Pirate
P.S. That is a great hole Harrrr.

Marigold said...

It IS pretty, but I don't know...I prefer the barn.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh what fun. A regular Winter Wonderland.. Wish we could come and play with you..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Tracey and Huffle said...

Very nice pictures Ari! But stop stealing the cats' food.

Huffle Mawson, Honorary Husky and Explorer Cat

The Army of Four said...

That is SO beautiful! It's a brown, brown world here. Sigh. No snow to be seen anywhere. :(

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

I sure wish I was visiting you right now. That looks like so much fun.


YourFireAnt said...

It's good news for spaniels too. And boxers. And skipperkes. And mutts. And...

Nice post.


umekotyan said...

Good evening Ari.
Crossing the bridge of the snow, and slipping are useless.
A big adventure is here.
In a white snow there when going through the tunnel.
Appearance of snow, multiplication, and Ari on wonderful weekend. :D

from loved ume tyan

John Theberge said...

I'm with Eve, the snow is nice to look at but I'm tired of shoveling it.

Painter Pack said...

Can I come visit the Narnia?? Woo is such a lucky girl!!

Mya Boo Boo

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Beautiful shots, Kathryn. I love the bridge covered in snow. Ari looks like she's in her element.