Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.

Ashley Smith

Friday, March 11, 2011

Puppy love...

Beautiful Bear...

did you have a snack?
How cute are these two?  I mean, really... all the love in the world is wrapped up in the eyes of these two sweeties.

The white guy, Bear, is deaf as a stone.  Born that way.  He is, however, still the first one to come back to the house when I whistle for them.  Willow, aka red dog, is not deaf, but she has a condition commonly known as "selective hearing."  This one can hear a chip bag rustle from 2 miles out, but "can't" hear me screech her name from 10 feet away.  Either way, they are both adorable.

Snow Fun!!

Here they are watching the chickens and sheep, keeping everyone organized and in line (it only looks like Willow is sleeping- it is her master disguise!

Working dogs

Willow is a Catahoula Leopard Dog crossed with Red Heeler, Bear is Border Collie crossed with Blue Heeler.  You would think, with that type of family tree, they could herd up 10 little sheep, but what I get is confused looks and a lot of aimless running around.

But that's okay.  Where they earn their keep is in being loving, happy, playful, wonderful souls.  We get more than their weight in gold in that department.

OMG- I see the sun peeking through outside!!  Have a fantastic weekend and don't forget to turn your clocks ahead!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Surf's Up!! Wait a minute...

Montana Curl
Well... this is what I encountered when I went out to do the chores this morning.  In Malibu, CA I think this is known as a "sweet curl, dude."  Here it gets more of a "holy crap! What the hell happened??!!"  
Too much snow, just the right temperature and well you see - there it is. Plasti-snow.  Well at least it is entertaining. Even if I can't shoot the tube or whatever it is that surfers do.

Here are a couple more shots for you:

The little sign says if we aren't here we are riding... horses, not waves!

Look out little Neon!

Ice Foam
Well, I guess it is just another day in Paradise.  It was supposed to rain today, but luckily it hasn't yet.  and the snow has given us a break!

Think Spring (please!!!!)