Thursday, January 10, 2008

Winter Vacation

(The Bag Lady apologizes to those of you who are using a dial-up connection...if it takes as long for these photos to load for you as it took her to post them, you'll be here awhile!! Of course, that's counting a lot of screwing-up on her part...)

The Bag Lady feels sorry for all you folks who live in perpetually warm climates, forever looking at the same greenery, so has decided to share a few photos of how her day looked yesterday.






She went out to feed her cows, and while she was picking up a bale for them, the calves in the corral had to come check out the action.













The ski hill in her neighbourhood must have been making snow the previous night, so everything was covered with frost.










The sun was trying hard to shine.
















The willow trees look pretty in their
cloaks of frost.











The cows are back there...
somewhere.













The horses also needed to be fed, and showed an inordinate interest in the camera. Most unusual for them.









The sunset paints the frosty trees pink.











The Bag Lady hopes you enjoyed your "winter vacation on the ranch". Regular programming will now resume.

26 comments:

Hilary said...

Lovely shots, Baggie. I love the sun reflecting on the snow in that last one.. and those cute horsie noses! How many horses do you have?

the Bag Lady said...

Hi, Hil: We have two horses. We have to keep them separated from the cows because the older horse is the Cowboys' "cow pony", and he thinks cows were put on this earth to be chased, so he chases them... All The Time!

Hilary said...

Oh my! He must have been a Jack Russell Terrier in his previous life!

Leah J.Utas said...

Wonderful winter pics, Bag Lady. They're all good, but I love that willow shot. Excellent work.

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the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, dfLeah - the Bag Lady was thinking of you when she posted the apology - she has many more photos, but decided it takes too long for them to load for those of us without a high-speed connection!

Hilary - you could be right about Bud being a JRT in a previous life!
He's a terrific horse for finding cows in the bush - has great "cow sense" - but doesn't seem to have an "off" switch!

Missicat said...

How beautiful! Love the horsie snouts....
I miss snow! Thanks, global warming! :-(

the Bag Lady said...

missicat - the Bag Lady can always 'bag' some up and send it your way!!
Say, how did your Xmas Eve party go in your tiny kitchen?

Scrumpy's Baker said...

Beautiful pictures!

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, scrumpy's baker - glad you enjoyed them. Thanks for stopping by!

Emily said...

Hi Bag Lady! I LOVE the snow pics...too bad it's like 60 here today. My big dogs name is "Mojo" and yes, he is a great dane. For unknown reasons the little mutts name is "Scooby." I have a feeling it will cause some confusion!

the Bag Lady said...

Emily - glad you like the pictures!

Reb said...

Good pictures Sis. I like the horse pic & the sunset best, the rest just look cold, pretty darned cold!

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, Reb. The Bag Lady was bundled up well, so it didn't feel all that cold. Today is apparently warmer, according to the thermometer, but it is cloudy and feels colder.

Sarah said...

oh Bag Lady I'm so jealous!! We had snow, but then 3 days of rain made it all disapear!! The temperature has dropped and we're crossing our fingers it will come back!

the Bag Lady said...

Sarah, the Bag Lady was watching the national weather forecast last night - if she remembers correctly, you won't have to wait too much longer! But if it doesn't appear, let the Bag Lady know and she'll Fed-Ex some to you!

P.O.M. said...

Wow. I never thought the sunset would look like that. Very cool. Thanks for sharing.

I have been racking stuff up - most was Christmas presents, except the scale. But now it's time to buckle down (and pay off the credit card).

the Bag Lady said...

Hey, p.o.m. - thanks. We get some really pretty sunsets here - probably designed to make up for the fact that it sets so freakin' early in the winter! That picture was taken at something like 4:30 in the afternoon! (Mind you, it sets at around 11 pm in the summer, and rises at around 3 am, so that helps make up for it, too)

Crabby McSlacker said...

Wow, it's great to see what actual winter looks like, and the pictures are beautiful.

I'm also quite partial to the horse snouts. I'd take a picture of my cat's nostils but I don't think it would be nearly as cute!

(And loved the tractor story, btw--I can barely drive a car without incident so will not be climbing on a tractor anytime soon!)

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, Crabby!

Missicat said...

Hi - Xmas eve was fun but quite "cozy"! Good thing we are all close...Thanks!

Terrie Farley Moran said...

df BagLady,

These pictures are breath taking. Although I spend part of the winter in Florida, I always hope for snow during the part of the winter I spend in New York. I live a block form a 600 plus acre park and, while it's not the farm, it ain't bad. Thanks for sharing. Terrie

the Bag Lady said...

dfTerrie: glad to see you around the blogosphere again! Thanks for the compliment!

elasticwaistbandlady said...

Oh wow! Yeah, you read my post about winter in Houston. We get to see lots of people in tank tops and booty shorts who don't belong in tank tops and booty shorts year- round thanks to our tropical climes.

You're making me miss living up north with all those gprgeous snow pictures.

the Bag Lady said...

We have our share of camo-toe up here too, just not quite as obviously in the winter!!
Thanks for stopping in - you made the Bag Lady's day!