Nemo and the Dogs

One of my favorite things to do is to snow shoe hike with the dogs. And, thanks to Storm Nemo, we got a nice dump of sugary, powdery snow. While the ~8-10″ we got in NYC is almost all gone, our favorite hiking haunts are still full of the fluffy stuff.

IMG_8705

The air was crisp, it was sunny, and the snow was still fluffy. Lest you think that snow shoeing is some sort of a meditative activity for me, let me just share a few photos to give you a sense of what it is like to have a couple of BCs attached to you while you are slogging up and down powering through snow covered hills.

The old dog, Finn, is all about business. He picks a well packed down path, and goes about his business….Finding the Trail and Going Forward. He’s a good boy.

IMG_8723

When it was just me and Finn, we would go miles and miles, listening to the wind, and snow falling from trees, and following various paths.

You notice that the photo of Finn above makes it look like just he and I are on a walk together. It’s curious that not even a hint of Lucy is in the frame.

It’s because Lucy is a total yahoo on the line. Honestly, there is no way to describe what she is like in snow — only photos will do justice. She is nowhere near straight, nowhere near the most packed down part of the trail, and nowhere near Finn.  One thing for sure, though. My serene time with nature is not so serene….but filled with laughter instead. How can I not?

Oh, and check out the very last photo. Lucy got to see something very special today.

IMG_8700

IMG_8701

IMG_8699IMG_8720

IMG_8703IMG_8710

IMG_8725

4 comments
  1. Judy said:

    OMG, these are great pictures, what a fun hike!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: