Now that’s more like it! The snow’s been falling for the past six hours. Fluffy light snow piling up on the tree branching, icing up the roads, and blanketing everything else. Slush-free. The dogs have been frolicking all evening (they seem to get an extra jolt of enthusiasm after the first real snow), chasing each other around the backyard and licking the ground constantly.
Mary and I also ran them at the park tonight in the dark (which wasn’t dark at all in the reflective snow), where there skidded and slipped and ran circles around everything. Later, I pulled out a sled that the previous residents had left behind when they moved and tried out the big hill nearby (literally a sixty second jog from our back fence to the base of the hill). I was surprised to find only a handful of kids out playing. Maybe they don’t do that sort of thing here. I felt a little silly as an adult hurtling headfirst down a hill by myself, but after a few shots of snow down the front of my jacket and an inadvertent bounce over an ice jump it was all good fun again.
I ran back to the house to try to coax Mary out, but she was more than a bit preoccupied with trying to complete a project for work, so I settled for strapping on my snowboard and getting in a few more solo runs.
A couple pictures from today. The first one is of Mary at “work” out at the ranch this afternoon (not a bad gig, hanging with horses). Note the lack of snow, other than some of the foothills in the distance. And picture two is me in the backyard this evening after snowboarding as the snow keeps falling. And some sort of cyborg dog.