Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Snow contemplation

Today was a glorious day...all because snow makes the sadness of Winter totally disappear!

All that is wrong with Winter: brown, dead, soggy, and dark, is corrected when we are blessed with snow.

We received a pristine covering of 5'' of the wonderful white stuff and it was the wet, stick to the sides and branches of the tree, kind. This inspired a trip outside along with my trusty companions. It's amazing what a mental lift even a few moments outdoors can provide!

Charlie and his side-kick, Manny, love to engage in a spirited game of tag. Their antics make me smile and take away the winter blues. It's amazing how something as simple as this can touch your heart and lift your spirits!

Little Charlie is very energetic and gave a demonstration of his reining horse sliding stop here. Notice how the snow clings to his fur resulting in tiny snowballs. Unfortunately mud has the same effect making for bad rainy days.

Here is a shot of Charlie running with wild abandon. Notice how his little pink tongue is visible as he gives it his all.

No matter where you are you can always brighten your mood by enjoying the simple pleasures in life. Taking photos is one of those joys for me. I've entertained myself, off and on all day, working with these photos. Hope you enjoy them as well.

God bless...

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''The best remedy for those who are afraid,lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.''
-Anne Frank