Nature has Cooked Up Winter Weather

The opening of Deer Hunting season was yesterday.  J has several extended family members out looking for a big deer.  Unfortunantly, a cold front hit.  Friday greeted us with fog, rain/ice and wind.  By Saturday morn everthing was covered with a quarter inch of ice.  Leave it up to Old Man Winter to cook up a storm for the deer hunters.

One of the first things that come to mind when I think of nature is wildlife.  We don’t have an abundance of pheasants, but enough to enjoy and occasionally hit on the way to town.

Windmills are becoming vintage items.  In the day, windmills were a main source of water for farmsteads and livestock.  Today they are being phased out due to technology and unreliability. More people are putting in wells or solar-powered tank systems for a consistent supply of fresh water.

Whimsical, quirky and humorous are all descriptions that come to mind when I am around these two!  Fritz and Roxie are so photogenic and I frequently laugh out loud when I am editing pictures of them.  I don’t always appreciate the expressions on their faces until I download images.

I took these pictures within a few minutes. 

I am using the dog pictures to link up with Kim Klassen this week; the Theme is Dream.  Roxie works like a dream for The Rancher.  She is a great cattle dog and priceless help.  We have high hopes and dreams for Fritz.

Weeks Best picture!

It’s human nature to be a little imaginative once in a while.  It’s the quirky characteristics that make us unique.  As time passes by, our clothing and house decor may become retro, but the nature of our personalities will stick with us.  Some of our unusual ideas or recipes may not work, but at the week’s end we need to look back and say “I gave it my best!”


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26 Responses to Nature has Cooked Up Winter Weather

  1. Barb says:

    I always like to read your summary story. The pups’ personalities shine in the photos.

  2. Karen says:

    I agree, I like the summary story, too. Whimsical is adorable! I love animal expressions – and I know what ou mean about not really being able to appreciate them until you see them on the computer. Fun set!

  3. Carol says:

    Great photos ~ love your dog photos and the ‘winter ones and the pheasant ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

  4. Barb says:

    Love your whimsical doges! The ice is hard on the trees and wires but it does make beautiful photos.
    Have a great week.

  5. Andrea Dawn says:

    Love the iced-up fence and your “Fritz” shot is adorable.

  6. Nicki says:

    I love old vintage windmills and adore your pup pictures – too cute!

  7. Lea says:

    Wonderful dog portraits!
    Thanks for your visit and comment on my blog.
    Have a wonderful day!
    Lea’s Menagerie

  8. Pat says:

    Wonderful shots, especially the dogs!

  9. Emily says:

    Winter has struck here as well. We had 60s and sun, with an overnight thunderstorm we now have icicles on the deck and a frozen sidewalk. I love that photo of Fritz!

  10. bettyl says:

    Your photos are absolutely fabulous!! I don’t care to be in the ice and snow, but they sure make for great shots!

  11. LindaG says:

    Hope your hunters find their deer safely!

  12. How cute are those dogs? I think you should post photos of them more often!

  13. Candy C. says:

    Those icy shots make me cold looking at them! Brrrr.
    Love all the doggie pictures, especially the portrait of Fritz! 🙂

  14. Nancy says:

    Our first day of deer season saw temps in the upper 70s and high winds. Not many deer wandering around in that.

    Wonderful rural images and commentary Robyn. Thanks for sharing with YSB this week. 🙂

  15. Ellie says:

    It looks like it might be a wee bit chilly where you are. We are just having lots and lots of rain here.
    Your dogs look so cute 🙂

    • Robyn says:

      Thanks for stopping in, Ellie!
      Today was a beautiful day in the 30’s with little wind; looking for 40 tomorrow. We could sure use some of your rain, we are very dry.

  16. Lori says:

    Interesting collection – love the pheasant image with it’s golden tones and patterns. I also like the textures of the grass behind.

  17. PrairieJill says:

    Great post! I love the dog pictures. (We haven’t had ice yet, but I’m sure we’ll get our share, too!)

  18. Sharon says:

    Your dogs are SO handsome! The closeup of Fritz captures the sweet personality perfectly. I bet these pups love living ranch-style!

  19. wondrous!! words! photos! and your chilly World’s difference from my own.

  20. Pat says:

    looks like you got the best shoot(s) of the day!

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