Thursday, October 29, 2009

Snowed in!

If you aren't watching the news, here in Colorado we've had quite a storm. It started snowing late Tuesday night, and pretty much hasn't stopped since then. Unfortunately, this means I haven't gotten out to the barn to see Panama, but I did get his blanket on him when I was last there Tuesday evening. Hopefully he's okay.

I promised Jane some pictures, even though they aren't horse-related. I took these of our backyard yesterday around 1pm, when we had "only" about 10 inches of snow:

October snowstorm in Colorado

October snowstorm in Colorado

We have two dogs with very different personalities. We have one that is part mastiff, part Rhodesian ridgeback (we think), and she's an absolute clown. She loves playing in the snow. Our other dog, however, is a rescue that was chained up outside and left to die, and we suspect she probably spent a lot of her former life outside. She hates going outside and is terrified of being left out there, and therefore doesn't much care for playing in the snow.

Here is Emma, the mastiff mix, plowing a path through our yard this afternoon. See how high the snow is on her side? We think we had around 20 inches at the time.

October snowstorm in Colorado

October snowstorm in Colorado

October snowstorm in Colorado

And here is a view out our front door. As you can see, the roads are passable — once you get into the middle. For those of us without trucks — especially if you park off the alley, as we do — getting there is a challenge. It's also still snowing (though you can't see it in the picture), which means it's only going to get worse! For all intents and purposes, we are snowed in until tomorrow.

October snowstorm in Colorado

Luckily, it's supposed to be sunny and in the mid 30s tomorrow, and sunny/mid 40s on Saturday, so within any luck it'll all be gone by early next week!



At October 29, 2009 at 6:26 PM, Blogger jane augenstein said...

Yes, I saw on the news just a while ago and was wondering if it was getting you! WOW....I'll say it did!!!! Holy Cow, what a lot of snow!
Your dog seems to be having a ball in the snow!
Happy Halloween, huh? Go outside and make a jack-o-lantern face in the snow! LOL
Thanks for the photos! :-)

At October 29, 2009 at 6:32 PM, Blogger Katharine Swan said...

Oh yeah, we got tons! Emma loves it! But it's supposed to be in the mid to high 30s tomorrow and in the mid 40s on Saturday, full sun both days, so most likely it'll be gone just as fast as it came.

At October 30, 2009 at 1:17 AM, Blogger Veronica said...

Oh WOW that is a lot of snow! We don't get very much snow here, maybe an inch in the middle of winter.

It's pretty though!

At October 31, 2009 at 11:31 AM, Blogger Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Yeah, that's definitely a lot of snow. I hope most of it melts before the trick or treators have to go out in it.

At November 1, 2009 at 12:00 AM, Blogger Katharine Swan said...

Veronica, where do you live? I can't even imagine only getting an inch...

NM, Colorado kids are used to trick-or-treating in the snow. I can remember very few Halloweens when I didn't have to wear a coat over my costume. :o)


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