5 Reasons Winter Is Still Making Me Smile

_DSC03651 This winter sucks. I have nothing nice to say about it and I still have at least a month, probably more, left to deal with this crap.

So in order to make it through without going into a complete depression I have tried to grab my camera a lot more and capture some of the things that makes me keep smiling this winter.

1. Rolling in snow is much better than rolling in mud.

So, so, so much better.



2. This much air can’t happen on a hill without snow.

Gracie won the gold on this one.


and with this one


but not so much with this one




3. This dog loves to catch snowflakes.

With his tongue, every chance he gets.



4. All of this is going to turn to mud.

Dirty, brown mud that matches my dogs but not my carpet or walls. Mud makes me frown.



5. This dog is going to be heart broken when all his snow melts.

Poor, Leroy. He knows his time is limited with the snow.



As long as I can get out and capture some fun things that winter is bringing us, I suppose I can make it through, but not for more than 2 months.

So how about you? How’s your winter going? Are you done with it?

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29 Comments on 5 Reasons Winter Is Still Making Me Smile

  1. Daisy
    February 21, 2014 at 2:28 am (2 years ago)

    Snow has to be better than mud.

    Is Gracie going to try for the Olympics in the future….she looks good.

    XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

  2. Lauranne
    February 21, 2014 at 5:13 am (2 years ago)

    Looks like you are making the most of it!! Almost makes me wish we had snow!!
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  3. emma
    February 21, 2014 at 8:18 am (2 years ago)

    We are still loving winter and just got hit with a big blizzard yesterday. Snow is so much fun and a good work out for all of us! Mom is a bit tired of shoveling but I still enjoying watching her shovel from the comfort of my window. We just remember, the more calories burned, the more we can eat :)
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  4. kristi
    February 21, 2014 at 9:26 am (2 years ago)

    You need to get Gracie in to some type of training……she is definitely the dare devil in the family!!
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  5. Stella Rose
    February 21, 2014 at 9:39 am (2 years ago)

    WE love the snow, sometimes the snow is much taller than us and we get trapped and our mom has to save us, right now we have snow, ice and now mud in our yard, our weather has been crazy.
    stella rose

  6. Donna O.
    February 21, 2014 at 9:56 am (2 years ago)

    Great reasons to smile. Your daughter really got some nice flights there!
    I’m not looking forward to the mud either. :-(
    Or the mosquitoes….
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  7. Two French Bulldogs
    February 21, 2014 at 11:15 am (2 years ago)

    It may turn to mud, but look at all the fun now

  8. Tim
    February 21, 2014 at 12:08 pm (2 years ago)

    Gracie is getting some good air. Don’t try that in your 40’s you will break your tailbone. Ask my wife.

  9. Jodi
    February 21, 2014 at 12:10 pm (2 years ago)

    Good Lord that girl got air!! We’re you freaked out? I probably would have been.

    I am not minding winter too much, it’s the damn ice. They don’t scrape our roads well enough and I can’t get out walking. It’s a bitter disappointment.

  10. jan
    February 21, 2014 at 12:29 pm (2 years ago)

    Dare I say my camellias are in bloom and spring is here…but we have a drought to worry about.

  11. M. K. Clinton
    February 21, 2014 at 12:46 pm (2 years ago)

    That is an amazing amount of snow! Your Newfies appear to LOVE it! I would trade you some of our current mid 70’s for a couple of days of snow. Stay happy, spring is just around the corner! <3
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  12. Caren Gittleman
    February 21, 2014 at 1:27 pm (2 years ago)

    Can’t begin to tell you how much I enjoyed this! Those action shots of Gracie are superb, so filled with glee and abandon, this was just superb my friend!!
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  13. Mary
    February 21, 2014 at 1:34 pm (2 years ago)

    We have had enough snow here in PA! We have a tornado warning up now. Crazy weather. I have been enjoying your blog very much. I have has 2 newfies before.best dogs ever! It’s been three years since my last one passed. We are getting a brown and white puppy in mid march and I’m so excited. I know exactly what you mean about the mud. The spring mess lol!

  14. 2browndawgs
    February 21, 2014 at 4:05 pm (2 years ago)

    Terrific pictures! If they make an Olympic sport out of snow saucer riding, Gracie is so winning the gold.
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  15. Jackie Bouchard
    February 21, 2014 at 4:24 pm (2 years ago)

    Cute pics. Way to go, Gracie! We are having a long hot dry winter, so if this keeps up it’s going to be a long hot dry spring and summer too. Bleh. I like the cool rainy days of winter, but they’ve been way too few and far between this year. Doing a rain dance here!
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  16. Sue
    February 21, 2014 at 5:15 pm (2 years ago)

    What great photos! Love those of Gracie! I am soooo over this winter. Too cold. Too much ice. Too much snow. Mother Nature must be testing us. Yesterday it was 72 degrees here with thunderstorms and 60-65 mph winds! Totally nuts.
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  17. Jan K
    February 21, 2014 at 5:40 pm (2 years ago)

    Poor Leroy looks so sad!! Ours will be sad too. Me, not so much. I am pretty much done with it too. I had to drive to work on icy/slushy/nasty roads this morning and that is no fun.
    I try to get out with the dogs and take pictures too. They enjoy it so much that does make it more bearable. That and the thought of mud season, which I do not look forward to at all!
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  18. The OP Pack
    February 21, 2014 at 7:57 pm (2 years ago)

    BOl – funny thing – our Mom totally agrees with you about the mud. We actually lost all our snow and we do have mud already. But a cold wave is on the way WITHOUT snow:(

    Love all these photos so much.

    Woos – Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  19. KB
    February 21, 2014 at 8:09 pm (2 years ago)

    I didn’t need to scroll beyond your first photo to know why snow might still make you smile – but then there were the awesome photos of Gracie!
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  20. Jana Rade
    February 22, 2014 at 2:10 am (2 years ago)

    Both our guys and us a perfectly happy with Winter weather. The only thing that gets me is the dumb thaws/rain in between, which then turn everything into ice or deep snow with hard crust on top, both very unsafe.

    Other than that, I’m down with it.
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  21. Kimberly Gauthier
    February 23, 2014 at 10:40 pm (2 years ago)

    We barely got a couple inches all winter!!! Our winter actually wasn’t that bad, but this weekend kind of sucked. We got snow!!! It was amazing – it melted 5 hours later. It’s been freezing and raining; not cold enough to snow again, but cold enough to suck when we walk the dogs. LOL
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  22. Nichole
    February 24, 2014 at 2:46 pm (2 years ago)

    Amazing shots! We had an unseasonal warm up over the weekend (which I did not get to enjoy one bit as I’ve been sick since Friday) and now have a yard full of some still pretty snow, but a whole heck of a lot of icky, muddy, messy stuff. But it’ll all freeze again this week………. joy!
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  23. thatjenk
    February 25, 2014 at 1:14 am (2 years ago)

    Ohmygosh that last photo of Leroy is so adorable! And those action shots of Gracie are awesome – looks like so much fun!
    I hear you on the mud, though. I am dreading the spring thaw – the house (and dogs) won’t be clean for a solid 6 weeks – at least!
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  24. alex white
    March 6, 2014 at 6:09 am (2 years ago)

    Snow.. the one thing my Siberian husky loves the most.. I’ve seen the same expression of Leory on my Siberian Husky. Damn i wish it could snow all the year round here.
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