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Friday, January 2, 2015

A cold day in heck...

New Year's Day started bright and sunny and full of snow...  Yes, you heard that right.  Snow, in Arizona.  In MY part of Arizona.  We've had snow in the past down this way, it usually melts before you have any kind of chance to enjoy it but I thought I'd give it a try. 

As you can imagine, we aren't prepared for this kind of thing to happen.  Here is Harlow waiting for me to figure out what to do with an amazingly frozen truck. 
Da Momma, can you hurry?  My toes are uncharacteristically cold...
Our first stop is to take care of the horses.  I took a quick photo of the Superstition Mountains from my Mom's drive.
Since the front side of the mountain was very much occupied by folks wanting to take photos of this unusual phenomenon, I decided to head for the First Water Trailhead and take a close up look at the snow from behind the mountain.
Something is seriously wrong out dere, da Momma.
It really was beautiful!  I've done a lot of riding and hiking out this way, and a dusting of snow really changes how the mountain and desert looks!
Harlow really wasn't sure what to make of the icy ground.  This was her first encounter with the white stuff. 
My toes, da Momma, are cold.
If this was a regular occurrence she'd be getting a nice set of boots, I think.  ...and her own jacket.  She is wearing the fleece I sewed Monty a few years back - it's too big on her.  I also wondered how the cold was feeling on her freshly healed toe. 

All in all, it was a beautiful start to the new year for us.  I hope everyone had an equally beautiful day!

28 comments:

  1. How strange! You have snow in Arizona and we don't have any snow in Illinois! This is all topsy-turvy!

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  2. So far we haven't had any now this year - Mom is keeping her fingers crossed we don't but us boys love the cold and snow

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  3. That's so very beautiful!~ No snow yet in Chicago, though there were flurries that didn't stick on Howl-o-ween. But it's like 7 degrees out ! I don't like the frost on my feet and Mom says I walk like a Ninja when it's cold or wet.

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  4. What a beautiful treat for the beginning of the year! I find snow magical, especially if it doesn't stick around for long.

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  5. Isn't it BEAUTIFUL, Harlow?!?!
    Cammie!

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  6. It must be so shocking to have snow in your state. I know southern Ca. got some too, but we've had it on the ground since Christmas; also temps that dropped into the negatives. Hope you have a wonderful New Year.
    Noreen & Hunter

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    1. Hi Noreen and Hunter! Welcome to our blog! It is so unusual for us to see snow. Typically, the top of the Superstitions will get a dusting, but rarely does it get down to the ground.

      It's so nice to meet you! We will stop by your blog and say hi!

      Monty and Harlow

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  7. Nice fleece, Harlow, even though it isn't pink.

    It's gotten warm here again after almost a week of very icy mornings.

    Woofs,
    Tommy

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  8. We heard on the news that there was snow in Arizona. What a nice surprise...let's hope it's just the once for awhile.

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  9. You got as much snow as we have and we live in Canada! (We are getting a lot of snow over the weekend apparently). Stay warm!

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  10. What a treat for you, Harlow! We just love the snow and we hope you liked it too!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  11. Such a gorgeous place to walk, and the snow in the desert really looks spectacular. If you're looking for a coat for Harlow, Dover saddlery is having a great sale ($10.00) on these great coats. Meadow already has one that she loves, but when I saw the sale, I just ordered her a spare. http://www.doversaddlery.com/rider%27s-international-fleece-dog-blanket/p/RA-24546/

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  12. Crikey that's soooooooooo beautiful. If you got snow in Arizona maybe there's hope for me yet. Snow in Noosa!!!!!! Will it EVER happen???????????

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  13. Oh snow, we only get it two our three times a year...but we loves the stuff....hey we been there, pretty Mountains.

    The Mad Scots

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  14. I will be glad to tutor woo on the joys of being a SNOW DOG!!!

    Khousin Geufy and now Angel MERDIE! love it

    Hugz&Khysses

    Khyra

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    1. She definitely needs some help! I was expecting her to do snow zoomies or such... She just wasn't sure what it all was.

      Monty and Harlow

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    2. We just MIGHT get some tomorrow - tell her to hurry!

      H&K,
      Khyra

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  15. What a surprise. Snow there in Arizona. Glad you could get out and enjoy it. Harlow is quite a trooper for a princess.

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  16. Wow - I never thought that I'd see snow in your world!!!! We almost took a roadtrip to the desert southwest for this week, and I'm glad we didn't. The snow would've followed us!!!! The mountains do look beautiful!

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  17. My husband was just saying today that, even though we would only need to use them for a few days out of every year, he wants to find booties for the dogs. I said I might try to knit something for them.

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    1. For days like this they could use them. I worry that the cold might make her healing bones hurt. Do you read Tales and Tails? Bunny has a really neat pair of snow boots.

      Monty and Harlow

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  18. I live in Wisconsin and we've not had our share of snow yet. It's been really strange weather lately.

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  19. Lindsey, just last week my husband was wearing shorts (with a sweatshirt). Our horses were starting to shed out their winter coats. It's amazing how the weather can change.

    Welcome to our blog!

    Monty and Harlow

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  20. So strange! But it's true, a dusting of snow makes it so pretty outside. Snow in Arizona, but today it's going to be 77 degrees in Virginia. That fleece looks cozy on Harlow and you sewed it? That's pretty neat.

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  21. I see why you've been under the weather: first, your celebrating new years and then you had some snow ice cream on top of that.

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  22. You were smart to go to the First Water Trail Head - I didn't and I couldn't believe all the people! It was amazingly beautiful though - what a great New Year's morning surprise!

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  23. Glad she is starting to feel better!

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  24. Oh, Harlow, you are really missing out! Snow is great! For rolling, and eating, and pouncing! We have not gotten any serious snow yet this season. I'm hoping it comes soon!

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