The bliss of snow

1 12 2010

A wee bit of snow have we in Colorado.

The ponies love it!

Duke expressing the bliss of the snow. I think it must be like ice cream for horses – they all get the same look on their faces when they eat it!

Hannah likes it!

After the dry seasons, it must be nice to  get moisture just by eating it off the ground. They’re still looking for water in liquid form, though. Before and right after our last snowfall (Sunday, we got dumped on), it was pretty frigid, so now the horses have to break through ice in the ponds, even while they’re surrounded by frozen water everywhere!

It was cold enough to drive into the basin on snow and somewhat firm roads – but not too far. If you’re contemplating a visit, consider the “thaw factor.”

What a gorgeous day! Happy December, everyone!


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9 responses

2 12 2010
Rochlia [Tracy]

What sweeties- I love the expressions on their faces too!

2 12 2010
Toppyrocks

Hannah’s expression is priceless! They’re getting fuzzy, too.

2 12 2010
TJ

You can’t tell me they don’t love the snow! It’s funny, too, to watch the babies – this is their first winter – to sniff and eat and play in the snow. I think they love the cooler temperatures, too!

I hope you both are doing well!

2 12 2010
Karen Schmiede

What cuties. They really look happy.

2 12 2010
TJ

I really think they are! They live in the moment, and life is good!

3 12 2010
Pat Amthor

When we were children growing up in Boulder, Colorado we used to dip our faces in the snow just like the horses are dipping into the snow for a drink. Cute, Cute!

4 12 2010
TJ

Play is not so different between us, methinks. 🙂

5 12 2010
Lynn Bauer and Kathy Pariso

That Duke!!! That’s “my boy!” He may be a wee bit long-in-the-tooth, but who says calendars change the way one thinks or plays, whether human or gorgeous wild horse stallion in his gorgeous, magical home!

5 12 2010
TJ

Agreed! Don’t grow old, grow “up” and soar!

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