Wednesday, December 9, 2009
There's snow on them thar hills!
Dirtville is a micro environment. We are surrounded by mountains and my house is about 4,000 feet above sea level. The base of this mountain range is is about a mile from our house. Monday we received much needed rain. When I awoke Tuesday morning, the peaks surrounding us were blanketed with the white stuff.
I love the snow. I grew up in New England and my high school years were spent in the New York snow belt. I skied and skated most of my life. I even loved shoveling snow (the women in my family are crazy like that, we like shoveling horse poop, too.) These days, however, I like it best when I can enjoy it's beauty from a distance.
Stumpy, on the other hand, HATES the cold, HATES rain and putting her foot in the cold white stuff is torture. She goes in and out to do her business, but I often have to bribe her. Sometimes I think she is going for the Guinness book of records.
I think she is waiting for the snow to melt, here, and for the rain to stop. She's looking pretty annoyed, too.
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