cold, frosted window pane, Henry, ice, mud, Snow, weather, wind chill
The January thaw couldn’t last, and we wouldn’t want that anyway. The snowshoe trail deteriorated to slush. Snow banked against the house melted down and down, and the driveway became an icy mess. In the midst of winter, the dog tracked mud into the house.
Then came the cold. COLD. Night after night, temperatures dipped far below 0 degrees. We closed the curtains and covered the windows with blankets to keep the warmth in and the chill out. Day after day, with thermometer readings still below 0 and the wind chill colder, even Henry ventured outside only when absolutely necessary.
Today, unable to tolerate the confinement any longer, we strap on snowshoes and take to the woods. It’s cold, but we’re well bundled, and the trees protect us from the wind. We can’t keep up with Henry, who races ahead, then runs back to see what’s taking us so long. He’s a happy boy. By sunrise tomorrow, the wind chill will be minus 25 degrees Fahrenheit, but that’s tomorrow. Today, for a little while, we are free.
Galloping Horse Garden said:
I just love Henry! Doesn’t he mind the snow stuck in his paws? We had an ice storm yesterday in North Carolina (I am amazed that you were out and about in those temperatures!) and I thought it might be time to order doggie boots.
Sometimes he stops on the trail to chew the ice out of his paws, then gallops ahead when we get close. He just wants to be outside, and he wants to be wherever we are. Did you have any damage to trees or plants during the storm?
I love the photos! But the cold, no so much…
Henry sounds like a happy camper. I had a Brittany Spaniel that really liked being out in the snow. She never got too cold, unlike me.
Henry is a Standard Poodle – a smart and social pup. He’s good company in the garden or on the trail. Woe to me if I put a glove down, though. He can be a real tease, and he’s fast!
I love your pictures of Henry. He looks like a dog with attitude, my type of dog. I have to say it looks so cold in Maine. Here in the UK we are now experiencing flooding following snow thawing. Oh the joys of the seasons.
My grandmother used to say, referring to the weather, “Well, we have to take what we get.” It seems our deep cold is passing this week, but we may have rain and icy days ahead. Thanks for visiting my blog. Stay safe during your time of flooding.
Oh, how I remember such cold and confinement from many years in Northern Minnesota. Thank you for the lovely post. And give Mr Henry a thorough rub behind the ears.
Henry thanks you for the rub, and I thank you for your visit. My husband grew up in Minnesota. He might like to go back, but our children are in Maine and Vermont, and we do enjoy our little grandsons!
How nice for Henry that you will brave the cold and go out and enjoy the day with him!! There is truly beauty to be found in winter.
So true! As much as I love the gardens, the snowy winter is my favorite season.
Laurie Holbrook said:
What beautiful pictures. Although I don’t miss the snow, your pictures are so inviting, I’m wondering if maybe I do miss it just a little bit.
We celebrated the first day of spring with a snowstorm. I must admit that I love the snow. Thanks for your kind comments, and thanks for reading!