This is some shit, up with which I will not put.

Happy doggy

Happy doggy

So. Much. Snow. This entire week has been up and down, but mostly down, temperature-wise. And the last few days snow has fallen, but just lightly. Last night, and this morning, heavy, heavy snow. About 10cm. It will soon melt, but for the next 24 hours – pure white misery.

Except.

The dog. She loves it. Took her for a walk along the east powerline, and she jumped and frolicked and snowplowed her way down the path, happy as a puppy. Despair gives way to joy. Snowballs. Wet boots. Great pools of water.

The pool at Terwilligar off-leash (with unidentified doggy)

The pool at Terwillegar off-leash (with unidentified doggy)

Actually, I’m not that sad about it. Really. We had some good walks last week, and the forecast is promising seasonal weather after the long weekend. This is the absolute worst part of spring in Edmonton. The true greening is not for another three or four weeks. Until then, variations on brown, and when it’s not brown, it’s white. As always, the monochromatic landscape is made infinitely more bearable when the sun is out and the sky is blue. At the moment, all day in fact, it’s been pure white on white.

Maggie takes to the water in Terwillegar last week

Maggie takes to the water in Terwillegar last week

Shaking it off

Shaking it off

Yeah, four days ago, there was no snow...

Yeah, four days ago, there was no snow…

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