Thursday, December 27, 2012

Deer in the Snow

As long as the weather is not bitter cold, I have been enjoying snowshoeing in the woods. Lots of deer. They always look so nice with the backdrop of white snow!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Snow Day!

YAY SNOW! As you can see, the crew is very happy to play in all the white stuff!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Day of Mourning

A Mourning Dove seems appropriate for today's picture.... after the news of the mass shooting in CT leaving 20 children and 6 adults dead. It's a sad day for America. I don't have the answer, but we need to figure something out.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Cloudy Day With No Agenda

No plans for today... which was rare for me. It's hard for me to just sit still and not do anything. Well, it was super cloudy and dark - not a great day for taking photos. I decided to venture out anyway, and hit up a local Iowa lake that has quite a few bald eagles hanging out. Even though it was cloudy, cold, and miserably windy-  these turned out pretty decent. Had it been blue skies.... perfection!

Saturday, December 8, 2012


My last agility trial is over for the year, and I have nothing planned until February, maybe even March! I always like to take a couple months off from agility so the dogs can just rest, hike, swim, play, etc. It's also a good mental break for me as well. Any soft tissue injuries can heal up, and they will not see a single piece of agility equipment for that time. They always come back fresh and wild after a break, and so do I. I have a trip planned to Costa Rica during that time, so I am very excited about that. I also went out and purchased a new camera, the Sony A77, so I would have plenty of time to play with it before the trip. Since the weather is not brutal cold here, we are enjoying lots of hiking up and down hills, through tall prairie grass, and through the woods. The dogs love it and so do I... it's a great little workout!