“Let’s go out, let’s go out!”

OK, Scout, keep your hair on!

“How can you resist? Let’s go out!”

Why the big hurry from Scout? I think because she’s a snow dog, and the weather gods had heard my pathetic whining last week, so we were rewarded with a day of snow. I believe that’s how these things work? Snow? Hooray! First thing in the morning, it wasn’t all that much to get excited about – don’t tell Scout I said that – but we went down to the beach anyway. Light flurries, and the start of a biting wind, but that was it. Pretty enough.

Almost snowing…

As the day progressed, the wind got wilder and the snow got heavier, to the point where we got home and off the roads before other travellers also got off the road by sliding into verges and walking the rest of the way. Yes, there were a number of abandoned vehicles scattered at various points along the road the next day, but no serious incidents.

It turned into the sort of day best enjoyed from home – it really wasn’t a strolling in a winter wonderland kind of day due to the very blustery conditions. Scout indicated she wasn’t too happy about that, so I opened the front door for her to confirm that perhaps she didn’t really want to go out? She took one step – maybe not even as many as that – and promptly turned back indoors. Yes she’s a snow dog, but also a wise dog.

“This is ok…”
“…but I’m not going out in that!”
“Let’s stay in, let’s stay in! You’re going to the lighthouse? I’ll pass…”

Well, we did go down to the lighthouse, without Scout, to see how it looked in the snow, but it was so sideways and gusty, the snow wasn’t sticking and details were hard to find. We beat a tactical retreat and told Scout it was great…

No sign of the ocean

I’ll leave it here for this week, happy enough that we had a pretty cool snow day or two, and wondering if the call for more snow before the weekend is accurate…

Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

From the kitchen window

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I am a would be outdoorsman - that is if I had more time, skills and knowledge. When I can, I love being outdoors, just camping, hiking, snowboarding, xc skiing, snowshoeing, paddling a canoe or trying something new. What I lack in ability, I make up for in enthusiasm and having a go. I'd never really survive for long out there in the wild, but I enjoy pretending I could if I had to...

12 thoughts on ““Let’s go out, let’s go out!””

  1. While I find images of the driving snow pretty, that one photo of Scout in her bed is the epitome of coziness. It inspires me to hunker down today, on the couch with a warm blankie. It is -20 but feels like -29. Tomorrow will be warmer. Enjoy your weekend.


  2. Beautiful snow dog!🐾 Pickford!⚽️ Wonderful snowy photos!☃️ Henderson!⚽️ Gorgeous snowy lighthouse photo!☃️ Saka!⚽️ Why do you have more snow than me?!?!☃️Kane!!!!⚽️ England!!!!🍻 Enjoy the week and we won’t think about France just yet!🙂


    1. What a weekend of football! England winning a knockout game comfortably? Never experienced that before… Pickford!! I hope Kane has found his scoring boots now. France will be a good test, should be a good game. The Dutch were very efficient as always. Could they win the whole thing?!
      All our snow is gone, and it’s rain and more rain in between some rain for the next week. Oh well, there’s the football! Have a great week!

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  3. Great snow adventures here, pc. You know it’s cold when the snow dog doesn’t want to go out. Your world of snow and ice and leaving the car and walking home due to ice…it’s a cold and brave world. But I am SO glad you got the snow, I know how much you like it, and am glad you ventured out into it in spite of the frigidity. Wonderful photos, and what an amazing view from your kitchen! Cheers and thanks, pc.


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