I took the Scotties out this morning after their breakfast, and we entered a world dusted in white. It was *only* a dusting, but the child-like heart within me welled up with excitement…there is something about seeing the snow that just brings out the kid in me. I get so elated watching the snow fall and going out in it.
Apparently, Murphy and I are soul mates when it comes to the snow and winter. I watched him scamper about, hopping up and down as though on springs! He would rush from side to side, stretching the leash (a coil wound one) to its full extent, then briskly turn about in the opposite direction and boing….boing….boing…..hop to the full extent again. As Angus sniffed about on the ground, Murphy continued to happily bounce about, totally enthralled by life itself!
We finally walked to the porch, and once on the deck, Murphy began dancing about…this time, exhibiting little “snowballs” that had tangled on his paws. Then he sat down and pulled the balls off his paws, chewing and crunching the tiny “delicacies”! You see, Murphy equates snow to “snowcones”! He loves going out to eat snow!
After putting the “boys” back inside the house, I grabbed my camera and went outside to capture the fate of my beautiful little rose featured here yesterday.
Seeing the little rose standing there so bravely, its petals filled nearly to the brim with icy crystals, I took pity on the poor little flower and clipped it from the bush.
Still dripping with water from the melted snow, the little flower looks so grand sitting in a teeny-tiny vase!
That rose is so durable…ah, to be like the brave little rose!
Oh, and my heart is fairly dancing about within me as the snow is beginning to fall a bit more heavily!
One more story about the crows flying outside…
Michelle made some Rice Crispie Treats almost two weeks ago for when her friends came over. She made one big mistake with the goodies, however….she placed them in the little refrigerator out in the garage. When she went to get them for her party, they had gotten soggy. Their crispiness had gone for sure within only a couple of hours.
Yesterday, when Michelle and I arrived back home from our shopping excursion, we had something that needed to be refrigerated. I told Michelle to put it in the refrigerator in the garage, and there was one of those “Oops!” moments when she opened the door and the soggy treats greeted her! I told her to just take them to the woods and throw them away.
This morning, while walking the Scotties, I watched as a large black crow flew overhead, something decidedly familiar in its beak! Alas, the crows are not greatly discerning….gleefully snacking on soggy Rice Crispie Treats!