Monday, January 16, 2017

Waiting for change

Will it be an easy transition, or a nasty one? Will things go better than predicted by some, or worse than predicted by others?

You do know I'm talking about the weather, right? ;-)

This lovely snow has lasted a week; that's notable in our neck of the woods. Today was the first day it's gotten above freezing here during the same period, although not enough to effect much melting. That's supposed to come with the rain that moving in overnight – maybe. Along the Columbia River Gorge and into Portland they are expecting another major ice storm; we may or may not get that. We'll see what daybreak brings!

In the meantime, Brian and I took advantage of this beautiful day to walk up the hill and deliver some baked goods to a neighbor who had surgery last week. With the medical issues, her dogs haven't gotten much attention, so we loved on Milo and Sugar, too. When we admired Milo's flooffy tail, he grabbed it in his own mouth and spun around in circles – more than once!
As you can see, we did find a plastic toboggan for Brian. After white-washing my face, he took a short cut across the field with it to avoid revenge. ;-)

Today's treasure is this – tattered maple samaras, holding a heart in their embrace. Ponder that.

That's it for now from . . .


Susan said...

Wonderful post - I am always taken by surprise at how tall Brian is! He better watch his step, whitewashing his mother. Unless he knows how to cook and do laundry... :)

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Youre just the neighbour we would all love to have next door - not just for humans either!
I can see how much the dogs loved your visit too!
The sheep look warm & cozy in their covers!
Tobogganing is on my bucket list still - my bones are safe as We never visit the snow !!!!!!

Mama Pea said...

I need a better shot of that toboggan of Brian's. I can't quite make out what it looks like in the picture.

And, yes, the sheep in their jackets do look cozy. They don't seem to mind stepping out in the snow?

Bless you and Brian for the goodies taken to your neighbor and the loving on her two pups. (They all would probably like to see you again!)

Michelle said...

That's okay, Susan; I didn't get mad. I'll get even. ;-)

You're so kind, Shane. The sheep certainly don't need the coats for warmth, just to keep some of the hay out of their fleeces.

It's a colorful one, Mama Pea; kind of "tie-dyed." As for the sheep, they don't mind LAYING in the snow!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Fun day...but what is white washing? :-o