Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Winter in October . . . say what?

Over the weekend we planned a hiking trip with some friends. Grown ups and kids frolicking in the woods enjoying the peak fall color. We couldn't wait and the anticipation was killing us.




The trailhead was just a little further so we stopped at this lake to eat. And let the dogs and kids run around. What in heaven's sakes is at the top of that mountain?



Must have been a freak thing because there isn't snow anywhere else. That I can see.




Right??



Wrong!



We found our trailhead and hopped out of the car into this.




Of course the kids were ecstatic. As were a few of the husbands.








Mine included.






The poor pups were thoroughly confused. And I can't say I blame them.

-dana

33 comments:

Brandy said...

Very pretty!!!

What tpe of camera are you using? Your photos are always so beautiful (yes I know you are a professional) and my camera is dieing. Would love to know!

Blue Is Bleu said...

Oh that dear pup looks miserable! Poor thing! lol! It's been pretty cold here and we've been getting freezing rain so I wouldn't at all be surprised if we got some snow. In Oct. Yikes.

KIM said...

I sure dont miss that.. Looks like you all had fun.

Kelly O. said...

wow! that would be fun!

julie said...

I actually wanted to ask about your camera too. I am looking into ESO Canon Rebels, but am so confused by the different models. They range so much in price it makes you wonder if you should go ahead and spend the extra bucks for a REALLY nice camera or if the less expensive will take great pictures too... and add lenses and flashes as you go... you are so talented. I don't know where you find the time to do all the things you do! You're inspiring though! Thanks.

Kim said...

Lovely scenery....what a great way to spent a day..hiking with friends!
Funny we have had snow here in NY but no hard frost yet...I still have flowers blooming :0)

Happy Sewing,
Kim

Salem Stitcher said...

Oh, I am envious. I want to hit the trail this weekend but just couldn't get up there. And snow! Oh, I want snow.

amylouwho said...

That is crazy! But it made for some gorgeous scenery and photo ops!

I'm with the dogs though, confused. It's only October!!

Bloggy Mama said...

Looks delightful!

Elissa said...

oh my ! BRRRR! but BEAUTIFUL :-) glad it didn't stop you....

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Karen said...

Wow! It's so pretty. Your photographs make me want to be there. The dog is so cute. She really does look confused. It looks like you had a great day! I think hubby and I are going to have to go hiking. We are in Southern CA though, where the temperature has been in the 90's!

Pink Lemonade Bags said...

So pretty! I cannot believe you have snow already. I hope you made the most of it! The puppy looks so dazzled!

Vicky said...

Oh, I hear it's going to be quite cold for the 'northeners' this year!! Your photos were outstanding as always!

sallgood said...

Family hiking with snow always adds to the interest! Great photos and it looks like a fun time too.

brown robin said...

woah... awesome!!!! we experienced a bit of that over this way, but not quite all that.

Olivia and Me said...

Yippie.. what a delight! I'm happy to see photos of great fun and wonderful memories.

Terriaw said...

I would have been in the ecstatic group! One of my favorite things to do in fall - hike. Even better when you come across a fresh dusting of snow. Yes, it's a little early, but still pretty. I love the look on the puppy's face!

momawake said...

I love the pics!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

That photo of the snow on the bright leaves is so amazing!! Love it! Thanks for sharing.

CJ said...

But it IS beautiful!

OsageBluffquilter said...

Now that looked like fun! Wish I had been there.

Jackie said...

Just absolutely beautiful! But chilly!

Stephanie D. said...

Oh, my, I LOVE that photo of the snow on multicolored leaves! You should make a desktop background of it!

cmtcrayton said...

I love the shoe pictures! It looks like such a fun hike--wait, it WAS a fun hike. Your blog is great!

alice said...

Puppy's first snow--How cute is that!!!

Rafael's Mum said...

Beautiful photos Dana! What an amazing winterwonderland! And the pup photo is just tooo cute! They will need warm coats if you get snow at home too! Lovely photos and thanks so much for sharing them!

Beth said...

oh, your little puppy looks so sad! The pictures are beautiful, and what a great surprise during your hike!

AnnieO said...

Great photos as always. Is that what they call "hoarfrost" or is it really snow? It is so unusual looking. Well, I'm a beach town girl so any snow looks unusual to me! Thanks for sharing the fun and excitement.

Cinnamon*Sticks Boutique said...

Dana I'm so jealous! It's going to be 95 here today. I'm so ready for some fall and winter weather!
Enjoy the beauty!
Canela

Anonymous said...

Good job on the hubby mama! I live in New Orleans... no snow here... EVER... nice pics

Barb said...

Those pics are fantastic! and the pup is just too cute.

Cheryl Arkison said...

I love that photo of everyone standing on the path!