We finally got some fluffy snow! Not a lot, but enough for some type's of snow play. Our local snowmobile trails have yet to open. There isn't much you can do with hard icy uneven snow, but deal with it.
Stepping in your old tracks makes walking easier. I think. It makes me look like I am drunk walking, as I try to match my left's & rights. Many times I end up with whoops, that imprint is going the other direction. I often wonder why my previous strides are either far apart or too close. Once in a while, the steps are just right.
icy bare uneven spooky tree trail
I haven't hauled my heavy camera on the trail, or gotten into Winter photography this season. My hands are full just staying warm, managing the terrain, keeping track of the dogs and sometimes even Leo.
Speaking of keeping track, Cierra thinks Tank is her very own little blond cow. I've been trying to catch her playing with him on video. She always stops whatever she is doing and tries to herd Tank. Every single time we walk near the pasture, which is most days.
Cierra came running up to Tank
He is completely obsessed with popping snow up! The lower pasture still has some decent snow.
Cierra, Harmony and Nemo
Nemo wants to be the only one near us and gets everyone worked up. Well, except for Koda. He just watches and waits for us to round the corner, and walk over by him.
Remember leg warmers? Well, I saved one favorite pair for cross country skiing. I don't ski anymore, but still use them once in a while. They are oldies, from the 80's!
Cierra and Nemo are both unsure of horse eating snowshoes. I think it's the crunchy swooshing sound they make, or perhaps the poles. Who knows. Both of them get high headed, start prancing and keep a safe distance from me. Sometimes Nemo also snorts, or blows out a loud warning that can be heard across the valley. Not the other two. They do this: