March 11, 2010

White Dog carried in our first clue of the morning's weather surprise. Mind you, Albuquerque usually this time of year is in the full bloom of Spring with balmy 60-degree days, gusty canyon winds, and lots of clear sunny blue skies. It is our favorite season with its new buds bursting, bobbing daffodils, and fresh green smell. We were certainly not expecting a snow shower at dawn as White Dog announced by hopping back up on the bed after being outside and shaking out her coat. She woofed to Steve as she hurried back out to play in the on-going storm making tracks and plowing through the almost 2" of snow with her nose. (Khyra, in PA that would be about 18" comparably, I think!) The white flakes continued to fall until late morning; then the sun came out.

Now, in the pre-dinner hour, White Dog and Quinn look out the front window and can find no evidence of this morning's phenomenon. Traces linger in the shaded corners of the yard but somehow the mystique of trees and cars and our world all shrouded in this morning's surprising white is gone. Ahhh, White Dog says, turning to Quinn, but we can see the daffodils and tulips across the street once again!


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

What a great start to the day!

We are due fur 1 to 2 to 3" of rain ovFUR the next few days -

Of khourse, the weather people are khruel and remind us of how much SNOW that would be!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Remington said...

Spring will be welcomed by us all!

The OP Pack said...

So you got the best of both worlds, the joy of snow and then the wonder of spring.

We are supposed to get show showers tonight but nothing that sticks. Mom says she just wants spring.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Cappy the Eskie said...

Oliver and I have never seen snow. I imagine it would be like one gigantic snow cone without the flavoring.

Hugs and Yips,
Cappy and Oliver

Prinnie and Digby said...

Now THAT'S the way to have snow - just a little to frolic in and then it gives way to sunny days and fresh flowers!

BFF, you are doing so well at training Quinn - our work is never done with our brothers, is it??

Love you,

Kari in WeHo said...

it sounds to me like she enjoyed her early morning surprise

Ginger Jasper said...

That was a surprise. A little flurry and then back to the daffodils and spring delight sounds good to me.. Hugs GJ xx

Teddy Bear said...

Snow first thing in the morning sounds pawesome! What does Quinn think of the snow?

Teddy Bear

Sagira said...

Everyone is saying spring is here, but mom has a feeling we are not done with all that white stuff just yet...we will see.

TwoSpecialWires said...

Isn't that a great thing about your climate (ours, too, though it's sometimes not quite as rapid a shift as yours). We just love it. This world is sooo beautiful!

Jake and Fergi