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Saturday, February 9, 2013

What a Difference a Week Makes

Yes, everything was bucolic and serene (except for the cold) last week.  The snow was gone, the grass was, well, yellow and the sky was blue.  But that was before "Nemo" (what I've been told is the name of the blizzard we're currently experiencing).  I didn't realize that we were in the habit of naming blizzards, but there you have it.

Taken Tuesday Morning...yes, a bit of snow, but bright and clear

Taken Saturday Morning (yes, today!) Hint: its not fog!
Our car is nothing but ghostly shadow at the end of our drive; sometimes we can see it and others, we can't see past our front tree line.  The wind is howling around the house and the furnace seems to be on a mission to impoverish us in one storm.  Besides that, everything is fairly hunky dory, as the saying goes.  We had a lovely visit from a big black dog yesterday.  He was a bit shy and liked to bark a bit if we got too close, but I don't think he was menacing in anyway.  Despite the profile I believe him to be a Standard Poodle or a cross of a Poodle and Newfoundlander (his snout is too long to be a pure Newfie)

Sorry it's blurry, but the light was very low and I had to zoom in quite a bit.  I called to him, to see if he'd come, but he only barked at me and then Ron went out to visit, but the fellow seemed to like to stay about 3 feet away or so, just out of arms reach.  He spent 20 minutes or so in our yard, alternately barking, if Ron got too close, or following, when Ron walked away. Where is Cesar Milan when you need him?  The snow and cold didn't seem to bother him at all, as he laid down in the driveway for a bit of a rest before heading home.  He did have a collar and we think he belongs down at the mushroom farm, but it didn't stop me from worrying about him.

A couple days before the big black dog came visiting we had a fox in our yard.  He was hunting for yummy things under the snow pack.  I took some video, but the files are quite large and I have to upload them to YouTube before I can attach them here...ah the technical challenges.  It's taken 20 some minutes to upload one of the videos...that being said, it's in high definition! (Ooooo, impressive!)  He seemed quite content to hang out in the back yard for a bit of the early morning and then wandered off in to the farmer's field out back.  Ron was sad that he didn't eat the squirrel, but I think Rasputin has more lives than a cat.

The storm seems to have interrupted our work out schedule.  There's no going anywhere today, if you value your life at least.  That's everything from Lower Freetown, PE for now.  Until next time, stay warm (for those of you out East), stay dry (for those of you out West) and for those of you down South...pffffttth!  (You know we still love you...but don't brag about the weather, it makes us green with jealousy!

PS Please don't bring up the whole "Anne of Green Gables" controversy, I'm totally insensed about it, but I think that's why they did nothing sacred any more.  And to Senator Duffy...(the other big PEI controversy) you're a wanker.

1 comment:

  1. The black dog photo looks like a sasquatch
    Great video, especially with him jumping.

    Does this mean we can now use all blonde joke's
    for Anne?