I started this post several weeks ago in Breckenridge.
But I've had many distractions,
and I never got it posted.
And little else posted!
I'm hoping things settle down,
and I can get back in a routine of posting
and of visiting all the blogs I'm missing.
So here's a blast from the no-so-long-ago past!
We're back in Breckenridge,
visiting in the Land of Big Snow.
This sight greeted me this morning
when I looked out my bedroom window.
And this heading down the stairs.
With a little playing,
I managed to get some detail.
Oh so black Rufus is a challenge to photograph,
but he is such a sweet and handsome guy!
Right now, Breckenridge is covered in heaps of snow.
This is the deck next door.
And this is just down the street:
The buds waited patiently
for me to do some chores.
And then we were off!
It was drop dead glorious in Breckenridge today.
Mounds of snow cover everything.
On a brilliant sunny day
at 10,000 feet (3,048 meters),
the air is clear and the light is intense.
The contrast between sunlight and shade
can take your breath away.
This is one of the trailheads to the Burro Trail.
All three of us couldn't wait to get into the forest.
I think I was happier than the labs to get their leashes off.
It is a challenge to take photographs
with 165 pounds of labs
grasped in one hand,
while I try to hold, focus my camera, and shoot
with the other.
Freedom and beauty for all of us!
Along the maze of paths that crisscross the Burro Trail,
we three intersected a forest service road
and watched the skiers and snowboarders glide by.
A day like this makes my heart sing!
And I know that Gracie and Rufus feel the same way!
Me and my shadow ~
The two buds are happiest together!
Just around the corner, home waits;
but it won't be long before we're back in the woods again
on another perfect day.
Epic snow has fallen in Breckenridge this winter.
I thought there was a lot of snow
when Gracie, Rufus, and I romped in the woods.
Five or six more feet of snow
has buried Breckenridge even deeper!
Breckenridge's Official Snow Stake
has recorded 297 inches of snow this season
(as of 5:02 a.m. today).
297 inches! 754.38 centimeters!
24.75 feet! 75.43 decimeters!
8.25 yards! 7.54 meters!
44 inches or 1.11 meters has fallen in the last seven days!
With more on the way!
Good thing my sister-in-law bought a snowblower last fall!