Monday, December 14, 2009

Winter Wonderland


 When winter comes along, the Pacific Northwest is transformed into a winter wonderland. The mountains have fresh snow toppings, and sometimes, if we're lucky, we even have snow right down at sea level where we live. But if we want snow, we need to go up into the wilderness to romp in it.
 
 The South end of Lake Wenatchee, one of the most beautiful scenic routes for snowshoeing
The mist was coming off the lake and it was so quiet and serene
 
 Unfortunately, we didn't get enough snow to snowshoe but it was still Rummy's first time ever seeing snow. The daytime temperature was 12 deg Farenheit (-11 deg Cel), it was so cold, the water on the lake formed ice shelves on the edge.
 
 Mum was getting us ready to pose for some Christmas card photos, so we had to put on some ridiculous Christmas hats. What do you think? Silly huh?
 
Rummy was the dedicated Santa elf so he had this funny elf hat with ears on
 
 The logs were covered in snow, the surfaces were all covered with snow and frost, it was really cool.
 

 
 Me jumping over my brother on the log by the lake
 
 Walking on a log covered with snow and frost
 
 Hi Mum, this is so fun! Its my first snow

 
Rummy taking a sip from the lake

 

 

 

 

 
 Can I give you a kiss big brother Kimi?
 
 Ergggghhghhghg.... I'm going to pull on your foo foo collar
 

 
 Rummy walking on an ice shelf by the edge of the lake, and Mum is yelling, stay close.
 
 Following in big brother Kimi's steps
 
 Running on ice again
 
 Walking off leash with the pack through the woods. There wasn't enough snow to snow shoe but it was a nice hike, nonetheless
 
 Let's play bitey face
 
 Kimi says "come get me if you can"
 

 
 Sharing on a stick and chewing it together like loving brothers
 
 Rummy wants to pose for the cover of GQ magazine

After our hike, we went to Leavenworth, which is a town in the middle of the cascades mountain range. It looks like a fairy tale German town, but we all know it really isn't German. Its just made to look and feel German. The Christmas light were up and there was music in the air. It was so pretty and lovely. But oh, it was cold. I still had my jacket on because I'm in the process of being stripped, oh I most definitely still needed it, because it was still so cold.
 
 Rummy got to meet new children again, and wherever he goes, he seems to attract these mini humans and they give him so much love and attention. They are also helping to socialize him so that's a good thing.
 
Rummy

Hugs,
Kimi

2 Comments:

At 2:13 AM, Blogger Maggie and Mitch said...

That water looks cold to be stepping in, guys! What beautiful photos! You both look so cute in your santa and elf hats!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

 
At 4:29 AM, Blogger The Airechicks said...

Wow - you both look so FESTIVE!!!

You've got the Christmas spirit!!!

Beautiful pictures - looks very cold there..

Enjoy your hikes and stay warm

XXoooXxoooxo

 

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