March 11, 2013

Barking to the Snow Gods

Coco likes what she sees!
Winter decided it was not to be taken for granted here, and with a blustery huff and puff, called upon the snow gods. All too happy to oblige, the merry but bored snow gods quit tossing frosty icicles at the moon, and instead tossed them down to the ground taking direct aim at my yard. Coincidence? I think not. I believe Roscoe and Coco have been barking to the snow gods, and along came a late season winter storm.


Coming down in big flakes.

For several hours, snow fell in big flakes accumulating like a soft, white blanket on the ground. It looked pretty and serene, as long as you were snug and warm inside watching it, preferably with a mug of hot chocolate or a glass of red wine...with a side of dark chocolate! Outside, it was chilly and windy. 

Roscoe checks it out.

Refreshing snow drink.
This was a wet, mushy snow, the kind that only sticks around long enough to say, “Hold off spring, Mother Nature is not done with winter!” After a while, it turned to an icy rain. 

By the next morning, the sun came out, temperatures were above freezing, and much of the snow began melting. Still, the dogs had a chance to get outside and check it out…which is only good reason for snow to be in my yard so close to spring.    

Spring officially starts here on March 20th. I am ready for spring!

Perhaps with the promise of extra trips to the dog park and a few extra doggy biscuits, we’ll have no more barking to the snow gods. Well, at least not until next winter.

©2013 JerseyLil’s2Cents

28 comments:

  1. Well now, Roscoe and Coco have confirmed the power of prayer, haven't they? That snow scene is pastoral; looks like something out of a Norman Rockwell painting; I'm glad your puppies got their wish before spring arrived. I'd say this snowfall calls for a MUG of red wine!

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    1. Thanks Kris! Yes, Roscoe and Coco certainly have confirmed the power of doggy prayer. After all, dog is god spelled backwards! They wished for more snow before the season changed and got it. I really appreciate your nice comment on my snow photo. I tried to capture a good angle to show the snow falling. Hadn’t thought of it looking like a Norman Rockwell painting, I like that, thank you! Kris, let’s share a MUG of red wine to the last snowfall of winter and the coming of spring!

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  2. That's exactly what Roscoe and Coco were waiting for. They've had their fun for this year and now they must look forward to the spring and summer. Funny enough we had snow today, a brisk 0 degrees with winds of -6 degrees, and that's our spring!
    Give those dogs a lovely hug from RPD, wish I could be rolling around and having fun like them.

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    1. Thanks RPD, and I will gladly give Roscoe and Coco two lovely hugs from you! Oh, if you could be rolling around having fun with them, they’d love it. Interesting how you had some snow there in the spring. Having had one more snowfall, my dogs can now look ahead to spring and summer.

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  3. I love the first picture. We've had belated snow here in England, blizzards and all!

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    1. Thanks Robert, I love that photo of Coco too. Hope your weather there in England soon turns to spring!

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  4. The power of pupsitive thinking!

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    1. "The power of pupsitive thinking," I Love it!! So clever and funny. Thanks, Mis Anthropy!

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    2. Wow Jersey, Thanks for reminding me Spring is next week!!! We still have 700 feet of snow, but it has to melt sometime with global warming and all, right?

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    3. Wow, 700 ft. of snow, too much! Chilly here today but at least our snow has melted in Maryland. Melted in New Jersey too. I had a boyfriend years ago who went to college in Madison, WI. When I’d complain about the NJ snowfalls, he’d tell me it was like looking at a layer of marshmallows on the ground compared to the amount of snow in Madison. Sure hope it warms up out there soon! Spring is coming, promise! :)

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  5. Yay Roscoe and Coco! :D I know that feeling of please, oh please just one more big storm! I've said that prayer myself but much like your mama, Roscoe and Coco, I too am ready for spring. I think it's time we let all the non-snow lovers have their way, besides, walks in the doggy parks are fun! :) - Oh, sorry JL but I had to have a lit'l chat with your furr babies. :) - Great post and of course I love the pics.

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    1. Mimi, I knew you’d Love that we had one more snowfall before spring!! OK, the snow lovers had winter, now time for us non-snow-lovers to have our spring lol! Roscoe and Coco are wagging their tails in approval of fun doggy walks in the park (and you may chat with my fur babies anytime). :) Thanks about the pics too!

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    1. Thanks Ana! Coco is awfully cute and sweet. :)

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  7. Those dogs really do enjoy the snow JL! It seems their favourite time of year. Great photo's.

    34degC again today. Pretty much all last week & this week too. Not bad for a southern autumn. Within walking distance of the beach though, so I bet Coco & Roscoe would be up for a swim.
    Cheers, ic

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    1. Ian, my dogs really do love the snow, they are Northern breeds. Thank you about the photos, I really appreciate that.

      34 degreesC is about 93 degreesF, nice weather for your autumn. And you are within walking distance to the beach? Clearly, I need to winter in Melbourne sometime, sounds lovely there. Yes, Roscoe and Coco love to swim so they will be enjoying the coming summer.
      Cheers to you too!

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  8. Without a doubt these dogs are the luckiest dogs in the whole world. The world is their oyster :) If in my next life I come as a dog (and not as toilet brush) I wanna have an owner like you :)

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    1. Thanks Gabriel! My dogs do have a cushy life. Yes, the world is their oyster. (OK, if any of us come back as toilet brushes, we are all doomed lol!). All my dogs are adopted and I make sure they have a good forever home...and the run of the yard...and the house!

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  9. Madilyn, in the top photo Coco certainly looks like the queen of all she surveys. So regal and imperious. After a bit if snow last week, spring is finally starting to insinuate itself here. The first crocuses have popped up, and there's been some lively insect activity in my backyard. Now I eagerly await the arrival of the first robin.

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    1. Marty, Coco is the queen of all she surveys, you have her pegged! Roscoe is an older dog and has slowed down a bit now, but even when he was younger, he was always more mama’s baby lol! The girls, Coco, and previously Princess, my husky who passed away 2008, were always the queens. Roscoe is just happy to be happy-go-lucky!

      Yes, spring is finally on the way. I love when flowers start blooming. I like insect activity in the yard too (except for the darn mosquitoes but too early for them yet!). I take photos of bees, spiders, various insects, maybe I'll post some pics of them on my blog this year. Yes, the arrival of the first robin, now that says spring!

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    2. Madilyn, your post and my remark about the robin inspired this week's aphorism. Hope you like it.

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    3. Marty, I saw your aphorism about the robin, I loved it! Thank you. :) When you see the first robin, you know spring is finally here.

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  10. Adorable dogs. That is all.

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    1. Thank you, Big D! (Take it you are not a fan of snow either lol!)

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  11. Coco reminds me of my dog and how much fun we used to have playing in the snow together.

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    1. Thanks Angelika! How nice that Coco brings back memories of playing in the snow with the dog you once had. Love your photography. :) I’ll be dropping by your page again.

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  12. “Hold off spring, Mother Nature is not done with winter!”
    This is great! I am so glad that winter in Maryland decided to "call upon snow god" and made Roscoe and Coco happy:-) Here in NC Spring is more arbitrary, gave us a warm spring day and a person sick like me could literary wear summer T-shirt!
    Great post with lovely photos!

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    1. Thanks so much, Yun Yi. Glad you enjoyed that line about Mother Nature too lol! Yes, this snowfall made Roscoe and Coco very happy. When they bark to the snow gods, Mother Nature responds. Wonderful that you could get out in a summer T-shirt on a warm spring day there in NC. Hope you keep having more warm, spring days!

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