This is some strange weather we are having. Last week our mountains were covered with snow and this week, there is a lot less, but it still is really really cold.
If you look behind me and my pals, you will see that our lake down in the valley is frozen solid, yet our lakes up in the mountains are not. Figure that one out.
Of course, My Vickie made us all sit for pictures before we started our walk. She got one....the first one....but after that, Annie wouldn't look at the camera and Goose showed his displeasure by singing loudly in my ears. Thankfully My Vickie gave up and we started our walk.
We were NOT allowed down to the shores of the lake cause all our humans were afraid we would be dumb enough to go out on the ice. HaHHH....now who would want to get into water that is below freezing and solid as glass.
So we all made the most of it, playing and running through the trails at high speeds, jumping (check out Annie in the picture above) and dodging each other was great fun.
And then...FINALLY....we came to the river. It was not frozen at all. Well a bit around the shore line, but totally safe. Even Murphy and Goose were excited to get to the water.
Of Course Annie and I swam and swam to our hearts delight.
I retrieved this stick and when I brought it out of the water, Murphy decided he should take it from me so we had a rousing game of tug-o-war
Goose and Michelle played jump and grab.
My Vickie went to the edge of the water and found some really cool spots with icicles hanging from the low branches of a tree.
Our friend Caren sent this picture of the hoar frost and ice crystals that were by her creek so we decided to slip it in since it is prettier than our pictures of the ice.
As we were walking out we heard this weird sound like sonar from a boat. It was a special thing these hockey players were using as they played hockey on our lake. It helps them know if they are coming to areas where the ice is too thin to be playing on. apparently, the whole lake is safe cause they were having a ball skating over the whole lake. I was a bit jealous. My Vickie was a bit scared....."Crazy Nuts" she kept saying...."Crazy Nuts"
While we were playing in the valley John hiked up to about 8,000 feet above our city and came across this beautiful Mountain Goat. It is a way tough hike but always worth it. Check out the short video of the momma and babies as they scale the cliffs.
Beautiful Saturday. Hope you all had as much fun as me.....