December's masthead celebrates our new adventures in a new climate. Neither dog has ever experienced snow so it has been a blast taking in their delight and wonder at the powdery stuff. At first Juno seemed indifferent to the weather, but the more the snow falls, the more she seems to enchanted with it. She savors being belly-deep in the cool powdery heaven. Loki also continues to enjoy it, but less so when the temperatures drop into the very cold ranges. (Thank you all for the coat recommendations. I will purchase one or two this week for him.)
Another storm swept in last night and today causing the unfortunate and unusual closing of Geneva airport. TravelMarx were scheduled to leave but had to postpone a day. Good news for me, since one's a gourmet chef and one's a clean freak. I've never had such a clean house and full belly. We used the extra day to go to the Modern Art Museum in Geneva but that's another story.
Below are a couple of Travelmarx photos which inspired the header. As I poured through the Travelmarx's daily photos and discovered these untouched beauties below, I nagged them until they spilled their secrets on how to get such great shots.
Photo inspiring the header. One of the TravelMarx and I walking the dogs in farms in Denens and Tolochenaz.
Wild Dingo readers have seen these paths a 100 times in the past few months, but they haven't seen them like this!
The Morges harbor on one of our morning walks with the dogs.
I thought about using this as my header but I couldn't bring myself to photoshopping the dogs anywhere on it. It's too beautiful on its own.
A tree in Morges that has these orange blossoms on it for real. The shot was taken just to highlight the orange blossoms.
Same tree, different angle. Orange is picked up in buildings behind it as well.
Ankle deep in Vufflens vineyards. Two days after the time of this photo, the snow in this area is knee-deep.
"Big Boy, what are the chances they drop these leashes and we can zoomie 'til the cows come home?"
"Did you say 'cows' Princess? And they're coming home with us?"
Just before the pig and goat farm down the road from this hay field. Soft lighting technique to pick up the beige colors.
"Sigh. This cool white powder is heaven Big Boy!"
"Princess, do you think the pigs and goats are out today?"
Same shot in normal color shooting.
"Oh my dawg, I'm so high on white powder I'm about to explode. Where can I get some more of this stuff TravelMarx?"
"WTF Princess? You look like you need to take one of my anti-cracker vitamins today!"
A small tree-arched lined walking path in Lully.
Have you noticed by now that I mentioned 4 or 5 different villages? I'll bet you'd be surprised to know we cover that many in one 90-minute walk! Hm. Did I mention the villages are small here?
The trees above seem to be joined together as one living being but with two different large root bases.
Same tree, different lighting.
It's been 20 years since I've lived in a snow-winter environment and it feels odd. I've never been a fan of the snow, mainly because I don't like the cold. The older I got, the less important it was for me to have snow-filled holidays. But so far, with a Siberian who belongs in it and a GSFMD who seems to go cracker for it, and the right clothing, I can't complain. It's simply gorgeous here after a new snow fall. And while I have absolutely no interest in skiing, I am looking forward to some snow activities such as snow-shoeing or perhaps cross country skiing.
Then again, ask me again in February how I feel about the snow.