much less dry

Greetings and salutations, everyone; yes, once again it is I, your popular host, Mani the purebred border collie, here today to bring you some news which comes as a huge relief for us. You may remember me from such posts as “The Usual Stuff”, among so many, many others.

Here I am in a characteristic pose. I imagine you can tell what happened here today. And in fact, it’s still happening.

It was snowing when we woke up this morning. I guess all the anxiety about drought is gone, for now, and this is very relieving indeed.
And of course I like the snow, even though I had to wear my boots on my walks, because I got ice in my paws on my evening walk yesterday. The boots do make it easier for me.
It’s not very cold right now, but it is supposed to get pretty cold, for November, tonight and tomorrow night.
The guy I live with said ordinarily he would rather have snowdrops and crocuses in flower now, but considering how terribly dry it’s been, this is much better.
Here I am by the old sluice.
And here I am by the apartment complex. I almost slid down the hill. The guy I live with said I was paying more attention to the scents on the ground than my footing (or I guess pawing) on the slope.
This is where the creek goes through a culvert under the canal and the canal road. The water in the canal was shut off yesterday, I think.
So that’s our news. It’s snowing.

Until next time, then.

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16 Responses to much less dry

  1. tonytomeo says:

    COOL! (literally)

  2. Mark Mazer says:

    “The water in the canal was shut off yesterday, I think.”
    What “entity” control’s the flow?

    • paridevita says:

      The guy I live with said there’s a company that owns the canal; he talked to them a few times this past summer when kids built bridges across the canal, because something bad might have happened.
      The water used to be for farmhouses just north of us, but it mostly goes to a country club golf course, now. People do play golf in the winter here, on nice, snowless days, but I guess the grass doesn’t need to be watered then.

  3. ceci says:

    Your glow in the dark collar is very effective with your white ruff! It adds to the winter wonderland effect with the snow.


    • paridevita says:

      Thanks. All the other dogs are totally jealous, of course, but that’s their problem.
      It came from Chewy. There is a nice store filled with stuff for me pretty close to us, though, and he shops there, too.

  4. Paddy Tobin says:

    Oh, you light up my world!

  5. HURRAH!!!! Youss’ got snow!!! Wee have over 2 feetss of snow aftur 2 dayss an more comin down as mee meowss!
    YIKESS! Bee carefull to NOT losin yore pawss an tubell down Mani!!! You due not wanna hert yoreself or Guy!
    An yore lit collar iss as THE Young Hu’manss say “LIT” …..sorta like “FAB” or wunderfull mee thinkss!
    An you look stylin inn yore bootss two! Iss guud to bee preepared mee frend!
    Happy snowy trailss to you both!
    **nose bopss** BellaDharma an ((huggiess)) BellaSita Mum

    • paridevita says:

      Thanks; I still don’t like having my boots put on my paws, but when I start walking I realize how much easier they make walking in the snow.
      Two feet of snow would be a lot for us, but we do sometimes get that much.
      It’s supposed to be in the 60s(F) here by this time next week, so maybe some of the snow will melt into the ground.

      • YIKESS from snow to 60’ss?? That iss so weerd Mani!!!
        Iss apposta to bee chilley here next week an partly sunny with sum snow….
        An mee betss bootiess wuud feel awkwerd at ferst butt iceless paw padss iss wunderfull rite Mani?? 😉

      • paridevita says:

        From snow to the 60s is right. There’s still snow on the ground, but it’s pretty nice out, even at night.
        I haven’t had to wear my boots for a couple of days now.

  6. Jerry says:

    I’m very happy to see you finally got some much needed precipitation. That’s a very nice light-up collar. Very festive for investigating a cold, snowy night. We’ve hit an odd little dry patch of weather, with lots of frost in the mornings. Time to go out and do a little rain dance and plant some of the seeds I’ve forgotten about that need stratification.

    • paridevita says:

      Thanks; my collar is pretty festive, and people driving down the street can see me.
      The guy I live with has about sixty packets of seeds that need sowing, but I guess the pots won’t go into the frame out on the trough patio, because that will probably have snow on it now until next March. (It’s in shade all winter.)
      That’s what the shelves on the patio close to the house are for. The pots stay there until they can be carried out to the frames, later.

  7. Elaine says:

    Yeah for snow. You are much easier to see in the garden now. Snazzy new lighted collar too. We have quite a lot of snow too but will be in Chinook conditions for the next week so not sure how much will be left by then. Hope you get some more.

    • paridevita says:

      Thanks; it’s supposed to snow here, a little, in a couple of days. The guy I live with said we don’t need a ton of snow, just enough to keep things relatively damp.
      My collar is doing weird things, like not staying lit even after the batteries were replaced, so he ordered a new one with a rechargeable battery.

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