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Shark fins and frozen lakes

Rick C
February 16th, 2010, 10:28 PM
On the weekend, Abby and Keeper were beachcombing on Barrier lake, with Keeper, below, finding this shark gliding through the frozen water . . . . or maybe that was just a fortuitously shaped piece of driftwood.

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Below, this is a ferociously windswept place . . . . . .

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. . . . . the ice clean enough for skating if we'd thought about it. Nakiska, site of the alpine events for the 1988 Winter Olympics and a G-8 Summit in about 2003, is down thataway a bit, over the hills and to the left, probably about 15 km.

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Later in the day, when we got home, the fog that had been enshrouding Abby and Keeper's home for days had lifted, leaving this hoarfrost encrusted scene for Abby.

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Below, Abby's sunset over the Rockies, some fog still lingering in the distance.

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An earlier weekend, more hoar frost . . . .

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Below, energetically following endless tracks to infinity on Chain Lakes.

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Below, Abby spends a pleasant afternoon mining for rodents . . . .

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Rick C
www.goldentales.ca

mummummum
February 16th, 2010, 10:55 PM
Heartbreakingly gorgeous as always Rick. Gotta admit you almost had me with the shark. :eek:

hazelrunpack
February 17th, 2010, 12:46 AM
Abby always looks so 'at home' lying down partially buried in snow! :flirt: Gorgeous shots, Rick! Thanks for sharing your world with us! :thumbs up

TeriM
February 18th, 2010, 12:51 AM
I love the pic of Abby listening for rodents :lovestruck:. Great shots Rick, the hoar frost certainly makes for some wonderful scenery :lovestruck:.

kungfuMao
February 18th, 2010, 01:11 AM
beauuuuuutiful. thanks for sharing. love them :lovestruck:

14+kitties
February 18th, 2010, 09:32 AM
Marvelous as always Rick. Thanks for sharing. Love the shark! :cloud9:

14+kitties
February 18th, 2010, 09:38 AM
Very weird how, on the right hand side part way up the blade of grass there is a rectangular section of white. Funny how that happened.

growler~GateKeeper
February 19th, 2010, 03:08 AM
Love the shark :laughing:. The hoarfrost is pretty :cloud9: Your girls look so happy in the snow :lovestruck: :lovestruck:

Tundra_Queen
February 19th, 2010, 07:21 AM
Rick very pretty! I love the pic of Abby listening for rodents...she is such a sweetie.

Is that your house in the background? Does it have a basement? cause in the pic it doesn't look like it does...which must mean the floors get very cold in winter. We have a basement but the floor still is cold in winter time...wish I knew about radiant heat when we renovated 20 eyars ago. LOL

Rick C
February 19th, 2010, 11:14 AM
Rick very pretty! I love the pic of Abby listening for rodents...she is such a sweetie.

Is that your house in the background? Does it have a basement? cause in the pic it doesn't look like it does...which must mean the floors get very cold in winter. We have a basement but the floor still is cold in winter time...wish I knew about radiant heat when we renovated 20 eyars ago. LOL

That is our house. It does not have a basement but it does have storage space under a stairwell.

We have in-floor heating and a south facing house with larger windows. It can get quite toasty in there on minus 25 C days. We have air conditioning for the summer.

The view from the inside:

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Skyler likes this perch by the window

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Rick C
www.goldentales.ca

BenMax
February 19th, 2010, 11:32 AM
If there is anything true about reincarnation - I want to be your dog....please...:dog::pawprint:

Rick C
February 23rd, 2010, 12:24 AM
If there is anything true about reincarnation - I want to be your dog....please...:dog::pawprint:

Granted . . . . . but I don't want to be in the same room if you have to lick your patootie.

On the weekend, Abby energetically retreats down a windswept, Marscape slope in the mid-winter, mid-morning light, an ominous snow overhang in the distance . . . . although not so ominious up close.

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Below, Keeper takes a break while Abby waits for us to catch up.

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Rick C
www.goldentales.ca

growler~GateKeeper
February 23rd, 2010, 03:19 AM
The girls look like they are on a windswept glacier in the arctic :)