Daily Archives: April 17th, 2010

When all is said and done, the weather and love are the two elements about which one can never be sure. ~ Alice Hoffman

Today dawned cold and foggy. It was also drizzling. It was the perfect day to hibernate at home.

Foggy day

Instead, Sadie and I went to our park. The usual spectacular view of the foothills was hidden by the thick blanket of fog.

Foggy day

Seeing the hills rise out of the mist reminded me of the movie Brigadoon.

Foggy day

Sadly, Gene Kelly did not appear out of the mist to dance with me.

In fact, we didn’t see many other people at all.

Sadie

On a warm day the walking trail is filled with dogs and their people. Today we often had it to ourselves.

Sadie

Sadie used the solitude to enjoy a moment of quiet reflection.

Sadie

The park is beginning to show signs of life after a cold and snowy winter. Today I saw the first buds of the year.

Spring!

Spring!

There is also grass sprouting in the woods and Sadie sniffed every bit of it.

On the trail

Sadie

At one point she was so absorbed in the grass that she walked into a bush.

She ran into the branches

As always, Sadie enjoyed splashing in the stream.

Sadie

She even explored the waterfalls.

Exploring the waterfalls

Splashing in the stream and the mist in the air combined to create a soaking wet dog. Sadie paused often to try to shake off the water.

Sadie

The weather was no match and by the time we got back to the car we were both wet and muddy.

Sadie

Despite the weather related misery, it was a lot more fun than staying at home.

Sadie

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