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That Trapped Feeling

Rick C
March 29th, 2009, 11:47 AM
Another Sunday, another big dump of snow southwest of Calgary.

Here's Abby this morning with that trapped feeling:

There was also a big dump last weekend, but at least Abby could navigate around her country home, here happily looking for mice or the early gophers:

The day before, some barren ground for the first time since early December, down by Chain Lakes.

The weekend before, Keeper had been doing some coulee walking

. . . . . and Keeper eyes a precipice

Abby and Keeper were visibly depressed this morning because it seemed obvious to them they'd be comfined largely to the house, the snow too deep to go exploring out in the field or even to take a walk.

This has been a hard winter here . . . . with far fewer than normal Abby and Keeper winter mountain adventures, hampered by a deep, lingering snowpack or flatout frigid temperatures.

Rick C

March 29th, 2009, 02:56 PM
I hope the girls are able to get out soon. The first one of Abby feeling trapped actually made me feel cold!:laughing:

March 29th, 2009, 03:02 PM
Rick, I know how they feel. I feel that way too as I am also in Calgary. Im so over the snow!!! bring on the summer!!!

March 29th, 2009, 04:15 PM
Wow,you still have that much snow,but not unusual in Alberta I guess.
Still,the puppers look wonderful and that fantastic landscape is a sight to behold.
Mind you I do not want any snow,the tulips are creeping up here,hopefully a real spring is happening soon:fingerscr

Rick C
March 29th, 2009, 04:33 PM
Some afternoon delight . . . . . Keeper lets the farm dogs in the valley have it while Abby goes exploring. The snow stopped, the sun is spotty and melting things and Rick will be outside on the deck with a book and a beer.

This is going to take a while to melt. I think the piles I shovelled this weekend, added to the piles from last weekend, might be the highest in our ten winters here.

Spring is the time of heaviest snowfalls for Calgary and area, particularly March, April and, believe it or not, May.

Rick C

March 29th, 2009, 07:40 PM
We had more snow here in the West Kootenay this year than I've seen since we moved here in 1998 but, thankfully, it is mostly gone now. :thumbs up

I love all the pics but especially the first pic of Abby. :cloud9:

March 29th, 2009, 09:42 PM
Love the pics as usual. I wondered what happened, if you guys had been snowed in out there. :p Haven't seen any new pics for a while.
Keeper is looking great!! So is Abby. That goes without saying. :cloud9: They must be getting itchy feet waiting for the snow to melt a little.

Rick C
March 29th, 2009, 11:03 PM
A couple more from today . . . .

Action around Carol's bird feeder

. . . . . and Abby's day may have started badly, but it ended well. Here she is sitting in the field, listening for mice. The snow was heavy and moisture-laden, so when the sun came out, it's puffiness gave up and sank to a depth good enough for some exploring.

Rick C

March 30th, 2009, 12:21 AM
LOVE the pics!! Gorgeous dogs! We're here in Calgary as well, trying to make the best of this continuous snow. Glad to know we're not alone!

Thanks for the pics!!! Beautiful. :thumbs up

March 31st, 2009, 11:11 AM
Rick I always enjoy your beautiful pictures.:D

Btw, more snow on the way this week....:frustrated: Will it ever end?

March 31st, 2009, 11:17 AM
Rick - I always look forward to your pictures. You really capture the moment. It almost feels like I am there.

April 6th, 2009, 01:23 AM
Aww you can just see the disappointment on Abby's face in the first shot :grouphug:

That precipice shot is stunning, well they all are :D, but that one ~ wow :lovestruck:

April 6th, 2009, 03:32 PM
I love Abby's trail in that last shot! :laughing: Looks like she was really giving the mice a run for their money!

Great pics, as always, Rick...I never tire of your shots...especially if they have snow in them. :D