Saturday, January 21, 2012

Winter Snow and Icy Roads!

 I think most of you know I live in Canada 
and that it's winter in the Northern Hemisphere.
It's late January so....

 Today we had to go to our Natural Therapy Clinic for two appointments...
(not for me though, you'll see my Oct. session if you click on the above link)

 which meant spending some time on the road which was 
no problem on the trek to the clinic however...

 on the way home we got dumped on.....

 It could have been worse but we drove along at a reasonable rate for icy roads...

and all I could think of was how much fun I was going to have as soon as we got home!

 These pictures were taken along a stretch of this picturesque road 
we so enjoy riding on after going to this clinic.

 The road is narrow with the homes either just up the grade on the left or 
wedged on a small piece of land on the right with water frontage.

 There is open expanse in some locations interspersed with homes and a park system.

This area has a few trails for walking and we went on them a few times.(check the link out)

I truly love the winter and once I get out of the car,
I'm "head over heals" diving for my snow covered sticks.

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  1. A little icy adventure...Sophie....but such a gorgeous wintercountryside; the shots would be perfect for "dreamyromantic" season postcards....!!!!!!........!!!

    I bet your "nose out of the window" got a view icedrops on it....?

    Fabulous, sooo romantic "wintertale-lake"; only the swans are missing......a stop there next time to discover...!

    Even if you had to drive carefully & slow; I bet the trip through the narrow streets under the trees was just magnificient!!!!!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend, sophie & ron!
    ciao ciao laccaille & elvira

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    1. Hi Elivra...I'm late in replying because your comment ended up in my spam folder...shame on blogger...lovely thoughts and maybe a white swan will appear some day, maybe in my imagination!

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  2. Gosh I really do love all the snow photos...I so wish Chloe could experience such a different environment. But, ho hum...she's stuck in the tropics...very far from the Northern Hemisphere. You look so happy, Sophie...Chloe says hi from a wee bit farther South.

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    1. You tell Chloe that I will be waiting for her to come for a play date...and I'll take care of her in the white stuff. Hope all's going super well with the "bump" if you know what I mean!

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  3. You are going to have an awesome day playing in the snow, Sophie! The snow is beginning to fall at our house too! yipppeeeeeeeeee

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

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    1. So glad to hear...I heard that you may get a double whammy this weekend...if so enjoy!

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  4. Hey Sophie.

    As usual, you have great pictures to show us with your adventures. I especially love the panoramic view of the snow road.

    By the way, what happened to you in the last one? Did you roll over the snow?

    Huggies and Cheese,

    Haopee

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    1. rolled over and over and over...I sure did!

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  5. Ah Sophie! That looks like dog-heven!! Our mom, a third generation Californian, is totally FREAKED just looking at the pictures of that icy road. SHEESH!!

    -Bart and Ruby

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    1. Have a stiff one and stay inside...Lisa!! Hear!

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    1. Yes it has Debra...I hear yours is mighty cold!!

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  7. Love all those pictures, especially the road shots. So beautiful but so dangerous if you're not careful.

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    1. Glad you liked the pics...I see you haven't posted for awhile!!

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  8. Lovely winter pics. It´s starting to snow here right now. We only have 1 cm. They promised about 10 cm will come down tonight. Maybe the hunting is over now, Tyra and Ayla have shorter legs than you Sophie. But next weekend ist the last huntingweekend for us. After last Jan its not allowed to hund roes with dogs.

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    1. Hope you have some good luck, Lindsjo!! Snuggles to Tyra and Ayla!

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  9. Fabulous shots - although that narrow road is one of the reasons I don't like driving in snow.

    Love the misty shots and of course, you look gorgeous covered in snow.

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    1. Narrow roads are white knuckle roads for my Daddy Ron...and I'll get covered for you some time in a mound of snow!!

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  10. Canada is beautiful anytime but especially in the winter! So are you Sophie!

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  11. It's so very beautiful.

    AROOOOOF!
    Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack

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  12. Wow! The scenery and snow are beautiful where you are Sophie! Have fun playing in the snow!

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    1. I sure will..I think you have the greatest drawings!

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  13. I was beginning to think the Mayan were right and the earth had already been tilted off it's axis. But finally, the snow has come.

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    1. You wan' it? You can 'ave it!! Seriously...the roads are terrible!

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  14. That looks icy, indeed. I'm glad you got home safe and sound. I was happy to find out that you were reading my blog yesterday over daddy Ron's shoulder. That gave me comfort. Thank you, Sophie. You see I had been both angry, worried, and disappointed in people. I feel better now.

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  15. Oh Dog! I SOOOOO wish I was there! I LOVE snow!

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    1. I'll send you some, if'n you want it!!

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  16. Gorgeous Snow... scary drive though.

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    1. Actually, the drive was manageable...it's the hoomans in front and back that are scary!

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  17. Snow is beautiful, but cold and turns to slush--yuck. We love your blurry picture. Looks like you're having such a good time.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

    Did you know you're driving on the wrong side? BOL!

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    1. Oh boy...I better tell "My 2 Dads" that they are driving on the wrong side...wait they said that the picture was backwards...nope...just teasing...those guys!

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  18. Brrrrr...it looks SO cold!..but great fun. Oh and mum wants to say how beautiful it all looks - mum paints and you may just have inspired her!

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    1. So glad to hear that your Mom is a painter...tell her she can use any of my pictures for inspiration any time...Cheers!

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  19. Hi Sophie girl- the snowy pictures are beautiful but I gotta tell you that the snow covered road business totally freaks me out! I was 4 hours late for work this morning because the roads where I live we're iced over!! I'm really not a winter time girl!

    Love the blog header of you all dusted with snow- if I had 4 legs like you I'd probably feel different about the winter!!

    Love you-
    Vicki

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    1. Aren't icy toads, I mean roads, annoying and 4 hours..that's 1/2 days work. The header was taken at the Natural Therapy Clinic in front of Terry's house...soft flakes were falling so thought Sophie would oblige and she did!

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  20. I'm sure that your dads are great drivers and there is nothing you have to worry about, but it sure is scary to me. It is so beautiful there and especially seeing your pictures playing in the snow. Blessings to you!

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    1. Practice makes perfect as they say...and you gets used to what your sittin' in...icy roads are no fun but if you have your wits about you then that's half the problem solved!

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  21. Ours was a wintry mix last night and this morning.. Ugh! Sorry... I know you enjoy it Soph, but I'm not a big winter fan. Counting down the days till spring!! Love your pictures!

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    1. Spring is definitely on my mind...so close yet so far.

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  22. The snow looks beautiful! We got about a quarter inch of ice last night - not so much fun to play in!

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    1. Yeah..that's just a wee bit...maybe more will come someday soon!

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  23. You know, Sophie, I thought the wind had stolen my other comment, but I see you got it OK. With friends like you and your daddies, I feel a whole lot better now.

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  24. I'm glad you got home safely! I have to admit to liking to drive in the snow, it's other people who are driving 'crazy' that make me nervous! But we hardly got any snow here, but had enough to cover up the sticks! :-) Enjoy your weekend!!

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    1. Just getting ready to go for a gorgeous walk on the bright and sunny beach...looking forward to that!

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  25. Sophie your snow world is so beautiful! The road looked kinda scary, so curvy and icy looking, but I know your dads drive careful.
    It might snow here tonight- as soon as the stars go to sleep.
    love
    tweedles

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    1. The stars woke up here and the new day is bright and sunny...off to the beach we go! Brrrr... minus 11 out there!

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  26. The snow is beautiful, but those roads look slick.

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    1. They were somewhat treacherous Terry but that's in the past now...looking frwd to a bright sunny day today..Sunday!

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  27. Vof Sophie! That looks so much fun - enjoy for me, too! My mom is from Finland and she said that there it looks like that! I would love to smell snow!
    x Nero

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  28. I will post more snow pictures probably because we live in a snowy land. Going to the beach now to play with my ball and look at the ocean...Have a great day!!!

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  29. I love looking at the snow pictures but I don't think I would be very comfortable driving on the roads!
    Connie

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    1. I understand completely Connie...icy roads = white knuckle driving!

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  30. Our Pup's love the snow to, Wow! looks like you got alot, if you can spare it send some our way, we are looking forward to following along!!

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    1. I'll try and package it up, but no guarantees!Welcome to my doodle world!

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  31. Oh Sophie,
    I am so jealous. Our snow was wet and icy. Not much to plow thru! The roads look very dangerous....good thing your dads are good drivers!

    BTW, We LOVE your new header picture. Snow is a good accessory!
    Violet

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    1. Don't be jealous....you can have my snow any day...will UPS it to you, if you want.

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