Monday, January 16, 2012

Yes, More Snow Pix

A good overnight snowfall, plus some sunny breaks, plus a bunch of dogs having the time of their lives, plus the son of a good friend doing some snowboarding in the south pasture equals a LOT more pictures. Enjoy the slideshow!



Sunrise. Romella stopped by on her way out with little dog Tango for a five miler and remarked that it just 'looked like a postcard' out here. We get that a lot


Looking west towards Green Peak (just visible over the trees in left centre) just before sunrise, when everything was so hushed and still and quiet and the dog pack had not yet left their marks all over the pristine blanket of while powder on the ground


Nearly the same shot a little bit later when the sun broke thru the clouds. I thought it was a neat comparison shot


Don't ask me. I just thought it was a cool shot


The same Christmas tree field that the helicopter shots were taken just a few months ago. Now that's what I call natural flocking on the remaining trees


On Park Road, headed back to the ranch. Cricket, foreground; Sybil and Gem the BC up ahead; Hoke, well, somewhere out of sight as usual


This ancient Oregon white oak just screams 'take my picture' every time it snows. There just simply isn't a bad shot on the ranch. Just bad photographers and cameras


Ah yes. The unopened bottle of Vino Noceto Frivolo on the wine cooler. Just love that label, don't you?


Looking SW from the dog run - a gorgeous series of shots with the sky and snow and trees


Panning to the south


And the oaks and lone Doug fir (and a coupla madrones) to the SE


Yup, tryin' to be all artsy again. The black walnut in the dog run against the sky


The power departed around 0745, with an estimated return time of around 11ish. At 28 degrees, Dale needed his pellet stove AND coffee maker, not at 11, but right now. Plus, without power, the well doesn't do a whole lot for the water situation in the house or for the livestock. When Jason of 360 Electric in Harrisburg rewired the garage/shop last summer Dale had him install a switched outlet so that in the event of a prolonged power failure (very rare out here), we could plus the genset into the outlet and power at least the well and freezer (actually, the entire garage/shop, but those most importantly). This is the first real actual useage of the switch and genset, and it worked perfectly. Dale ran an extension cord to the house, plugged in the pellet stove and coffee maker, and we were back in business. The power returned around 10ish


Looking east towards Bellfountain, and three snow doggies - Gem the BC, Sybil and Hoke's butt


LeeLu (dun) and Vicky Cristina head for the barn. They tend to think that food will magically appear in the bunks if they just visit often enough


Looking NW from the snowboard run in the south pasture. Another postcard shot


The Legacy Oregon white oak in the south pasture. Another totally photogenic tree, very dramatic


Northwest Standoff. Sybil eyes Pony and his gang in the south pasture. She appears to have forgotten that she's on ski patrol while Charley is out snowboarding


Pony and his gang of sheep and goat


Saddlebred in the Snow. Goat way off to the left side of the pix, neatly blending in with the scenary


The Legacy Oregon white oak


Another postcard shot, complete with snow doggy Sybil


A neat shot of the homestead from the north pasture


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