October 29, 2009

White Dog and I sat and watched the first little tentative flakes wisp by the window. "It's snowing!" I said incredulously. We live in Albuquerque and it snows only a handful of times a winter...and never in October. We stared out of the window in fascination as the pace picked up and the flakes got bigger, fluffier, more determined. It felt like we were looking inside of a snow globe. The wind swirled the leaves out of the way leaving a clear path for the snow to land lightly and then quietly disintegrate. When the pace was heavy enough that a snow surface was being formed, White Dog could not longer just spectate...she ran out of the dog door. I watched her from inside joyously jump up to catch snowflakes on her tongue. White Dog zoomed around leaving tracks then turned back to see where she had been. She stood absolutely still with her head tilted back and just let the snow dust her. It was a beautiful peaceful sight. For 45 minutes she and I shared the fairy land created by the snow clustering on branches, quieting all of the urban noises...and then, since this is Albuquerque, the sun came out and everything disappeared in minutes.


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a moment in time woo khaptured!

Tank woo fur sharing it!


The OP Pack said...

White Dog Dreamland!!! All we got was rain yesterday and lots of it and today endless blustery wind, wind, wind.

Have a great weekend, the OP Pack

Rondell said...

Ugh, y'all, how they say it going to be global warmings and all when it snow in October. Of course Mississippi hot as hell so maybe theres something to they theory.

Teddy Bear said...

What a beautiful moment you had today. Snow in October, how pawesome!!! Was it SO fun to play in the snow?

Teddy Bear

Comet and BLU said...

We saw snow once here - but to use it just felt like really fluffy cold rain, so we hid inside.

Kim and Shar said...

Oh wow - SNOW????? The first snow of the year is always so beautiful - at least that's what we remember - don't think we'll ever get snow here. So glad you two had the opportunity to enjoy nature together today!

PS: Siku, I told my mom that you got the treats - excellent! Mom said we get to vote tonight!!

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

Wow, that is such a pretty sight! I wish I was there...I have not seen snow before! Thanks for describing it so perfectly...hope you have a great weekend!