I prefer winter and Fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape — the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show. ~Andrew Wyeth

Monday, December 16, 2013

A friend comes to the rescue and more about the weather

This is what December 16th looks like in Northern California.
The sun is shining. It's about 79 degrees right now and no clouds in sight. They are no flies flying around, so I can keep the screen door open and let the dogs come and go as they please. Carl likes to kind of guard the doorway and run out when he hears a strange noise.
Cutter is confused. He's a little timid about the door being open.
"What the...? Who left the door open?" 
He is waiting for Carl to make a move and then he will go out with Carl. He always defers to Carl unless he had to use the "outhouse" or hears a deer outside the fence. Then he takes the initiative.
Aren't Corgi paws the cutest little feet you ever saw? He wouldn't have been a show dog because of those feet. They are splayed and turned out. Not an AKC accepted trait... but we love them this way. He's our sweet little fluffy butt, rescued from an Oregon farm. We love those feet.

So the weather is getting warmer again and I recently (with my constant complaining about "No snow... boo hoo!!")  got some sympathy from my friend in Montana. She sent me some of her wonderful photos in my birthday card.
This one is my favorite.
These are the others.
Beautiful snow photos of the northwestern part of Montana. I live vicariously through these kinds of shots because it's looking like we are going to have a  "Southern Living magazine" Christmas here and I want SNOW.
I took a picture of the Christmas lights the other night, just before dark. Then I ran it through my Picasa program and made it look like it was snowing.
Pretty good huh?... for a snowy winter's eve...
This is what it really looked like.
You can manipulate any photo these days.

Oh, and the dogs have a new rug. My friend sent this with her photos.
We had it in the house for a while but I've since put it in the RV. I don't want Carl to get any ideas.
You crack me up, "D". Thanks... and for the photos. They are sooo beautiful.


  1. ha. cute mat...and i def like hte snow on the dear pic...that was pretty close up as well...a mild day here too....

  2. Very pretty cards .
    Love the dog mat .lol

  3. Isn't it wonderful to have friends who know how to make us happy? It's so hot here today I wouldn't mind just a tiny bit of cold stuff - but not too much! Your snow effect is really pretty!

  4. That is cute! Love your snow photo and the shots of Montana are beautiful. We were in Montana in October but there was no snow yet, going back in June so won't see any then. There must be some way to get some snow to our houses, my dance obviously isn't working out. hmmmm.

  5. The pictures your friend sent you are beautiful. Love your Christmas lights. The mat your friend sent you is cute. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  6. What a good post. Love the pictures of your puppies. Northern California in December...oh, it looks so inviting. We're expecting another little snow storm on Thursday, so it's possible we'll have snow on the ground for Christmas.


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