Saturday, January 19, 2013

Crisp and Clear


It's cold here, very cold...!
-11 C (12F)
The gusting winds whip the icing sugar snow flakes
all over the place as Ron and I manage our way down the boardwalk.
I have my one and only layer on,
while Ron slipped into 5 layers, 
usually 6 (apparently he forgot one today)....humans!


Do you see the mist rising off the Atlantic Ocean away out there?
I noticed it immediately.
I guess that means the air is colder than the water.
As I mentioned it's cold here today with an extra wind chill factor 
to make you really feel that air.


But you see, this is my kind of life...!
I LOVE THE COLD!
No bugs nipping at me!
No humidity!
No rashes!
Just plain ol'
FRESH AIR
and
lots of snow to eat and sniff.


Warning!
You'll hear and perhaps feel the coldness,
so an extra layer may be desired for viewing!


See my snow covered face.
This is just a sample of what I really can do to it.


Look Mother Nature left a bare patch
around this post for me to sniff.
Thanks MN...you are the best!


My stone loving friends will enjoy a somewhat white view
of the "blueish" stones that cover the beach.
I really think the sand is what really enhances
the blue tones other times of the year.

I have more to show you!

Next time 
in the 
LAND OF WINTER!

61 comments:

  1. Oh how cold with the wind too Sophie....we had -18 C so we didnt go out with our dogs to hunt. Its to cold for small dogs like ours. You have a great time at your beach I can tell

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    1. My toes started to freeze~~~~this is the 1st time ever~~~~I WILL be careful next time! Hugs to all...have a great w/e!!

      Sophie Doodle

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  2. *brrrrrr* ;)))! But it looked like the two of you had fun... But *brrrrrrrrrrrrr* :P! We have snow over here, -4° and windy... That´s enough for me! *lol*

    Have a grrreat Sunday! And keep your toes warm...

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    1. Hey Alex~~~~~Sophie manages to have fun in any situation!!!!She adept at finding FUN! Yes the cold weather has finally descended upon us and I suspect we won't see reasonable human weather until March now...Sophie's fine with this!

      Keeping warm and snuggling with Sophie!

      Ron

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  3. I love the cold too Sophie. I hate being overheated and irritated by flies and wasps. We have a bit of the white stuff here in the UK at long last. Its so much fun. Lily. xxx

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    1. Hi Lily!!
      I heard that you guys got some white stuff...hope it didn't cause too much problems getting around...I know it can if you aren't used to it.

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  4. Sophie, That snow mustache and beard looks rather fetching lol!

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    1. FETCHING....Did you say a word that has FETCH in it!!!!!!

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  5. Now I am convinced that I made the right choice in not going on this walk!! Br-r-r-r-r!

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  6. Glad I put the extra layer on to watch this Sophie! Now that's what I call cold -11.

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    1. SO glad you listening Ann....watching chilly videos w/o proper attire can cause bouts of shivering!! Phew!

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  7. Looks beautiful. We could use a bit of that cold here.

    Doesn't it drive you crazy having to wait for the humans to get on all those layers before they can take us for walks? Takes HER forever in winter AND it's not that cold here.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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    1. HI you Guys!!!!
      Welcome Home!
      I heard about the HOT times you guys are enduring....hope all's well. Now if you want any SNOW, just ask and yee shall receive...Okie Dokie!

      Sophjie Doodle

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  8. I think I need a blanket just looking at your post!! BRRRRRR!!!!! But how well I remember my days in Alaska and layering up! I also remember what a difference my down-filled parka made on days like you're having! It's like spring here today, and I don't mind the warmth of it at all!!

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    1. Oh I would love to be there beside you soaking up the spring rays~~~~isn't it the best feeling~~~~unfortunately life is a little tougher for us and we have to practice patience~~~~now that's a hard one~~~~really it is!

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  9. Hi Y'all!

    Whoohooo! My Human doesnt' care for wind and cold...but she is appreciative of the beauty of the ocean in the winter. I wish I could have been there with you!

    Your lucky, Sophie!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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    1. Hawk...the next time I'll remember your WISH and then see if you can feel the vibes~~~they'll be chilly willy so if you feel a chill in the air~~~~~it's me!!

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  10. this is so beautiful. And look at that snout covered in snow!

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  11. Whew! Sophie, the thought of eleven below zero takes my breath away! Mom and I have hiked in some pretty brisk weather, but I'm not sure I'm that hearty. You sure make it look beautiful, though!

    Bunny

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    1. We only managed to stay out in this weather for 1/2 hour with a stop on a hill nearby~~~~~funny thing the hill wasn't as cold as the beach! What's that all about?

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  12. I am thoroughly freezing now!
    I'm sure you both had a good time.
    Even though it's 13C right now, I'm shivering!

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    1. Brrrrrrr! Put another layer on and it'll make a world of difference!!

      Lick!

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  13. We have almost the same weather but it is not normal for us to be so cold. And we are in an inversion so our air is putrid! Thanks for sharing your clean air and beautiful ocean!

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

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    1. Oh my~~~~an inversion sounds so 'Outer Limits'~~~~please be careful Murphy and Stanley and take care of Mommy!

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  14. While it's 74F here today, mom had to put her wool scarf on to watch your video, Sophie! BBBUUURRRR!

    -Bart and Ruby

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    1. So let's see 74F is 23C~~~~~now that's B~~eautiful weather~~~~I could handle that very easily. A nice wool scarfy is always handy to have for video emergencies like these!

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  15. Those pictures and video rally capture the cold. I think I'd stay home by the fire.

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    1. You know Pat~~~~that is a very smart decision~~~~only thing is Sophie doesn't agree~~~she's a COLD MAVEN!!!!

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  16. Oh it looks and sounds FREEZING! Brrrrrr! But Sophie is so adorable...and it looks like she ate the snow!!!

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    1. She's a SNOW-EATER~~~YES~~~~sounds very B movie-ish!!!!!

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  17. Sophie, you are one strong minded, firm footed, brave girl.Snow, wind, water, and freezing days, nothing daunts you, but maybe, just maybe, your Daddies will buy you a coat and bootees!!! Not to mention a warm hat,I'm Sure Daddy Ron was so well wrapped up he was like the ..What we say down here in NZ, the Michelin Tyre Man, as there is an ad for tyres, with a huge man, well bundled up in lots of clothes!!! Greetings to you in the far frozen North, from Jean.p.s. not to make you drool, or dribble in envy, but we have 25C right now!!!

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    1. You are so funny, Jean!!!!!25C~~~~~not fair~~~~~~oh sure it is~~~~you deserve it for sure!
      Want to know something~~~~Jim's brother in law also called Jim was a Michelin Tire Man with a huge territory in western Canada~~~~the connections are interesting aren't they!
      Yes, Ron had many layers except he really needed 1 more, just 1 more to make it feel just right!
      OH, got to go~~~we are watching Hyacinth tell Richard what to do on Keeping Up Appearances~~~~~we love this show!
      Cheers!
      Sophie for Ron here!

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  18. good old Sophie didn't look cold at all! And here's me in my fleece jammies and thermal mens' socks...

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    1. Oh Karen!!!!
      That sounds so snuggly cozy and warm~~~~~I love fleecy stuff as a matter of fact my L.L.Bean bed is covered in fleece. Those guys do spoil me!

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  19. Your world is so beautiful! I love listening to the waves on the video, and how silvery the water looks. And yes, I can feel the cold. Brrr!

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    1. I suspect 'your' cold and 'my' cold are almost the same~~~~only difference is the moisture content!

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  20. It's cold here today too, Sophie! Wish I had a nice fur coat like you!

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    1. I am happy this year the guys left my coat on.....only thing is that I noticed is my toes get all bunged up with tiny snowballs~~~~at least I can eat them!

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  21. Hey Girl!
    I had to put my space heater on while watching your video! But I loved every second of it.
    Your beach is gorgeous all dressed up in white,
    And the waves! How I miss the ocean waves here in Colorado!
    I like the cold - it always feels so fresh and clean!
    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Our little worlds do trigger excitement with each other, yeah! I know I'd love to experience Colorado because you, Terry and KB live there and your worlds are so inviting and beautiful. Alas, cyber world will have to suffice and thank God for that, eh!
      Our January weather is topsy turvy~~~~cold/snow~~~~rain/mild and so on! Can only hope February is a non-event! Fingers crossed!
      March is so very close~~~~not a fan of wishing time away but Feb can be cruel! So I keep looking frwd to March!
      Ron

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  22. Wow, that looks so cold brrr!
    Us humans are such wusses having to wrap up well to go out.
    Just wondering if Sophie's instincts tell her not to go in the water when it so cold, I would imagine getting wet would be so BAD!!

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    1. Eileen~~~~~I thought she had enough sense in her cute little noggin but alas~~~~Sophie jumped into some water at beautiful trail area the other day. I was cameraless (shocking I know) and so I couldn't record her crazy decision~~~~plan on returning to that place soon to capture the beauty of it. So instincts work on the cold beach above but not in sheltered coves!

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  23. Your pictures are video are just beautiful, Sophie, but brrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

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    1. Brrrrr is right!

      I have a backyard video I'd love to show you, as soon as you know who, gets his act together!

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  24. That sure is cold! But you got some amazing photos on this adventure. Don't your toes freeze, Sophie? You are a brave soul to be out there. How in the world do you handle that cold? Only 6 layers of clothing for Ron? He must have been frozen. That's just a starting point for me on a day like that...LOL...:)

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    1. Today was the 1st day that my toes started acting up! I was walking along and then the next thing you know I was lifting my right front paw~~~~~Daddy Ron immediately said "Back to the car, come on"~~~~~so we did and waited awhile!!!!!Then into the car and up the hill to a better vantage point~~~out of the car again and more pictures! I do look good in these if I may say so myself!!!A new post on them soon!
      Hi Ho

      Sophie Doodle!

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  25. When dressed appropriately, the beauty shines through. Southerners just don't know what they're missin'.

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    1. Some might say they "do" know~~~~but I think that wherever you plant yourself the beauty of that place shines through if you open your eyes and allow it in.

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  26. Hi Snow-face and Ron,
    I am cold just reading this post! Beautiful pictures. I think Aston would freeze on the spot - it is hard enough getting him out here!!
    Ivan and Mr.Sleepy-pug...

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    1. Hi RecipeMan and Aston!!!
      This is 2 days later and~~~~the weather is like spring now~~~~ +11C (52F)~~~are we fortunate or what~~~~those pictures above do look frfrfrfrfrffreezing~~~~sometimes I really wonder how we do this!

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  27. Oh Sophie we are so jealous of your snowy, cold beach. I'm with you...I like the cold. yesterday it was 29 and we did a 3.4 mile walk and I was in heaven. Today it was 50 and we did a 2.5 mile walk and I barely made it. I was exhausted and needed water immediately when we got back to the car. Cold weather rules!

    Violet

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    1. Violet....we are kindred souls for sure!!!!!!!! Every summer i'm panting and feeling so uncomfortable~~~~~in the winter I just trot along and enjoy my world!

      Cheers!

      Sophie Doodle

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  28. Brrrrrr. Love the video,and the sound of the wind.

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    1. Yes~~~the wind~~~~it was so very strong and amplified by the angle of the camera...I try to control that but it's very difficult!

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  29. What lovely winter beauty! Gorgeous. Although wind chill factor can make it downright uncomfortable.

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    1. I heard about your encounter Fiona with Jack Frost!!!Be careful my friend and I'm using your example to spread the word!

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  30. The video gave me the shivers! The photos gave me the warm fuzzies!

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    1. Yin~~~Yang
      I hope I didn't cause too much shivering.

      Hi to all!

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This 'DOODLE' is looking forward to your comment....don't be shy...all I do is SNIFF & LICK!