Friday, February 04, 2011

Putting Off Plans

Right now, we were supposed to be on vacation. The weather, though, had other things in mind. After having most all the city iced over since Tuesday, last night Dallas was on the receiving end of 5 to 6 inches of snow. In fact, right now, there are still some big fat flakes falling from the sky.

Yesterday, before all of the pretty snow, we had to run Hornsby down to the vet. Dave and I think he slipped on the ice and got jabbed by something, which punctured the vulnerable skin between his right thigh and groin.

I know I wouldn't want a puncture wound there!

The wound was superficial, and didn't require suturing, so we went home with antibiotics and an E-collar.

Later, though, we would find out that he was in quite a bit of pain, and that there was too much swelling for him to be comfortable in any position but standing. So, we headed back to the vet's office for anti-inflammatories/pain relief.

Today, he's back at it, playing in the snow in the backyard!




It's like nothing happened, right?

There are two other photographers on my block, and it's so fun to see them haul out their camera for photos, too. Here's what the rest of our winter landscape looks like through my lens:

I love how snow accumulates everywhere! The surface doesn't have to be flat or large, either!

The nandina bushes are still giving us a little color amid all the white.


Our cozy little cottage! <3

The trees look so striking with snow on their branches.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Snow Day in Dallas

We don't get many days of cold-as-hell weather, so until last night, I had never really seen the need for full-on mittens. I was fortunate enough to find a wonderful bulky mitten pattern (rav link), and in a matter of hours I had a pair of cozy wool mittens.

Those mittens (which, if you're keeping track at home, makes THREE FINISHED PROJECTS so far this year) came in handy today, considering it's about 24F right now. This guy, however, loves the weather. He wishes every day was a snow day.