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#1 Zoe

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Posted 03 January 2006 - 04:20 PM

Sandra - loved your recent snow pics. Here are some from our short trip to the Alps. There was a lot of snow and up to my thighs I gamely ploughed through. I think people thought we were mad :rolleyes: Dylan would not stay still and had to climb everything vaguely climbable ( a word ?)He is there in that last picture ! He had a blast.
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He is trying to climb a very steep bank here - he gave up :D
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Posted 03 January 2006 - 05:05 PM

I'm not Sandra... but your pictures are beautiful!
Nothing like wading through deep snow to tire those BCs out :rolleyes:

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Posted 03 January 2006 - 05:35 PM

sorry im not sandra either but i love the pics. wish it snowed down here :rolleyes:

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Posted 03 January 2006 - 07:40 PM

I too am not Sandra - BUT - I love the one where he is stuck on the hill!!! :rolleyes:

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Posted 03 January 2006 - 07:48 PM

Oh! Where in the Alps did you go? We spent a few days in Matsumoto one fall. (We camped there - very expensive those Japanese camp grounds!) Then we spent a few nights in Narai and stopped by Tsumago-Magome. Would love to see it in the winter one day - but the fall was beautiful too!

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Posted 03 January 2006 - 10:17 PM

Thanks! :rolleyes:

I'm grateful for any sunshine right now, even if it's from the other side of the world. It's snowing AGAIN! All that water must be missed somewhere else.

They are actually called Japan Alps? LOL, we feel honored

Did Dylan ever find a place where the snow was higher than he is? These wind-made accumulations of snow on top of a ridge (engl. word?) are sometimes too deep for Kessie, so she swims through. It looks really funny but she's through faster than i am, even if I'm taller than the heap of snow.

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 03:08 AM

Originally posted by sandra s.:
wind-made accumulations of snow on top of a ridge (engl. word?)

Cornice: A mass of snow stretching out from a ridge or cliff line.
Snowdrift: An accumulation of windblown snow deposited in the lee of obstructions.

A cornice is a specific type of snowdrift.

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 04:14 AM

Thanks

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 04:56 AM

I know that I am NOT missing the rain. Out here in Seattle it is (as usuall) raining almost 20/7. The ground has almost become liquid itself.

*sigh* I would prefer snow to rain - you can still do Agility in the snow!! :rolleyes:

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 05:00 AM

No, you can't, not if the dog isn't really poking out on top anymore :rolleyes:
Kessie's very happy about the snow though.

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 03:14 PM

To the non-Sandras - thanks for looking !!!
Big D - we went to Shiga Kogen in Nagano. It is a ski resort so we couldn't go anywhere except in the woods, but it was nice anyway. Saw a couple of rabbits !
Sandra - we didn't find any cornices ! I don't think Dylan would try and swim through. There were several really deep places but if I go around, then he does too. Or he finds his own way around. The first day he was really funny - it was deeper than it looks in the photos - He was wading ahead of me and then just stopped, rested his face on the snow ahead of him and looked back at me with the saddest/tiredest eyes. Wish I got a 'photo of that. Not sure how much he likes the snow. We drove from a place with no snow, to a place with tonnes of it. Think he was a bit suprised ! He did love it when it snowed at home last year though. (I think your Kessie is one in a million :rolleyes: )

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Posted 04 January 2006 - 09:15 PM

LOL, poor Dylan :rolleyes: I bet he was stiff and grumpy the next day.

Kessie is definitely one in a million :D . At least she's one in a few thousand, ie she's probably the only inhabitant of Lenggries who wouldn't mind some more snow.

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 11:04 AM

What beautiful pictures!, I did peek even if I'm also, not Sandra :rolleyes: . I
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