The sun is out ! It may not be a well known fact but there is no sun in NW Montana in the winter. You have dark , dark with snow, and grey with snow. The folks in the Eastern part of the state love to point this out. Since the sun poked it's face out we must go out! Below are the mountains to the north in blinding white snow cover.
Saucy and I head East up the Forest service road. The snow is sparkling in the sun and I am hoping the bears are good and asleep in their dens as we make our way through the snow.
It is a pleasure to see the sun reflected off the melting snow through the trees. We are slightly above freezing so the droplets make nice prisms everywhere. If you enlarge the picture below there is a wonderful orb with rainbow colours! what a treat!
Saucy is loving the walk. I had to leave the other two dogs in the yard as it is just too much to walk 3 dogs in the snow . Too slick, too many other dogs out and about and the occassional wildlife makes it a monumental feat to hang on to three. So Saucy is the lucky dog. Gus and Lucy are in the fenced yard a quarter mile away howling like wolves.
Finally after hiking a bit on the forest road we walked north on the logging road and past the barn. The horses are wondering where the grass went and most of all when the white stuff will go away. Snow has piled up on the side of the barn where it has slid off the roof ( over and over I might add. )
A very satisfying afternoon in the sun. We have put off cabin fever and insanity for yet another 24 hours . The dogs are now sleeping after their outing . That sounds pretty good to me.