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.


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


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


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



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

On the trail


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.


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.


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


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



6 responses

  1. That face! I just want to give her a smooch on the head.

  2. OMG – I love your photos of Sadie!!! The last two are just wonderful! She’s the dog with many faces. πŸ™‚

  3. Linda in Waterloo | Reply

    Yep, she’s got acting chops that dog. I loved the last post too and meant to say so, but the week got away from me. Thanks for showing us your part of the world and Sadie’s adventures. I look forward to these Sunday posts. Dramatic weather is good too…the mud maybe not so much.

  4. Sadie has the sweetest face; I always want to hug her. I loved your adventures in the mist. *hugs* πŸ™‚

  5. These are really nice pictures of Sadie, especially the sad face in the next-to-last one. I had to chuckle about her “moment of quiet reflection” though; my labs wouldn’t know one of those if it jumped up and smacked them in the face, lol.

  6. You all have more fortitude than I…what weather to be out and about in! I’m glad you had a happy (if wet) dog at the end, tho’.

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