Everyday Adventures in Havachon Heaven

The Good, Crazy, & Adorable Life of One Havachon Puppy

Snowy Spring, or Winter’s PS

on March 26, 2015

Look what happened on the first day of spring!

We woke up to a good 6-8 inches of snow on the ground!

We woke up to a good 6-8 inches of snow on the ground!

Which drew birds by the dozens again, including some of my winter favorites:

I love how these little beauties nestle into the snowy branches.

I love how these little beauties nestle into the snowy branches.

Later in the day, a brilliant blue sky let us know spring was keeping an eye on the untimely snowfall…

spring snow

And a wonderful thing happened – Daisy suddenly started enjoying the snow! She didn’t avoid it like usual, she went right into the thick of it, and after I stopped taking pictures (of course) she romped into the deepest snow in the middle of the yard – chest-high on her!

Hey, this snow isn't so bad after all! It's kinda fun!

Hey, this snow isn’t so bad after all! It’s kinda fun! Now let’s go for the deep stuff!

Of course we paid the inevitable price – 20 minutes of blow-drying ice balls off her feet, legs, chest and stomach. But it was well worth it! I hope she takes to the snow much sooner next winter.

Our daffodils – the four-inch stems that had managed to push through after the ice, snow, and a flooded flower garden – took it well and now that the snow is gone, they’re giving it their all. What hardy little troopers!

And given the “all clear”, a few of our purple crocuses hurried to show their beauty before the next storm could shut them down – there are about four buds in this picture, two of which are just waiting to burst open (you can see that the garden hasn’t been cleaned up yet after winter – there are still some small snow deposits around).

spring crocus

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29 responses to “Snowy Spring, or Winter’s PS

  1. Will and Eko says:

    Lots of fun photos, but here’s hoping there’s more like that last one.

  2. that’s the best blue jeans sky ever :o) and I hope that white stuff goes back to the freezer soon :o)

    • raisingdaisy says:

      We’re having another cold snap, but it’s supposed to be in the 50s next week, so that should get rid of all our little white patches. BUT – the huge piles of plow-dumped snow in parking lots were enormous – wide and well over 20 feet high – will take a lot longer!

  3. Mary says:

    Goodness, that’s not very nice of spring. Torrey would have been right there with Daisy playing though.

  4. jan says:

    We haven’t had snow here for a very long time…since 1960 actually

  5. Jodi says:

    Thanks so much for joining the blog hop. In our old house the front yard got the most sun and every year my daffodils would pop up and sure enough a late storm would have their little heads drooping.

    I love seeing the buds, it gives me hope this long, hideous winter will soon be over. 🙂

  6. Awe look at snow covered Daisy. Better late at liking the snow than never. 🙂 Love the bird picture too. Thanks for joining the hop!

  7. Jan K says:

    I love seeing the flowers pushing through! Maybe Daisy knew this was the last of the snow so it was a good time to enjoy it since it wouldn’t last long. 🙂
    Those little Juncos are one of my favorite birds too.

  8. Barb says:

    How nice to see Daisy enjoying the snow at last…I love watching dogs and kids playing in it! She better make the most of it because your Spring has begun by the looks of the crocus!
    The photo of the tree is awesome.

  9. Well better late then never Miss Daisy! Maybe the Puffs will give it a go next year 🙂 Glad you named the Crocuses so I know what they are in my yard now too! Hope you have only sunshine ahead!

  10. Novroz says:

    The picture of that tree is cool! I like the angle.

    She finally decides to play in the snow…when winter is almost gone. Good job Daisy ;0

    • raisingdaisy says:

      Thanks Novroz! And yes I agree – while we were so happy to finally have some snow fun with Daisy, we couldn’t believe she waited until the last snowfall to enjoy it! Hopefully she’ll remember having fun in the snow next winter and start playing in the first snowfall, but I have a feeling it’ll take getting used to for her again. She’s a silly little girl. 🙂

  11. It’s still so cold here in New Jersey. The crocus are just starting to pop up. And I hear there may be even more snow on the way. Hope it doesn’t stick!
    –Wags (and purrs) from Life with Dogs and Cats

  12. kolytyi says:

    I hope you took samples from that snow and analysed it in order to find the secret formula of Daisy-approved snow!

  13. Mags says:

    What beautiful snow shots you got. It is a good thing little Daisy had her red sweater on or you might not have found her in all that snow. Those purple crocuses are gorgeous, I love purple anything and especially purple flowers. We hope your snow is all gone now and spring has sprung in your area. Hugs for you sweet friend and nose kisses for sweet Daisy from Chancy and me.

    • raisingdaisy says:

      Thank you Maggie! Yes I was thinking the same thing – Daisy could easily have blended in with that snow but for her red coat! LOL The purple crocuses bloomed beautifully and white crocuses with purple stripes surprised us, but when I went out to take pictures of them, they’d been eaten! It had to be the deer that come through our properties looking for food, so I can’t complain. I love deer. Just wish they’d waited until I got pictures! 🙂

  14. Sartenada says:

    Wonderful winter photos. I love the second last photo very much.

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