LIFE'S BETTER IN THE MOUNTAINS

Friday, March 12, 2010

Fridays are Golden

It's been such a long time since we were out on our local trails. Sheltered from the sun, they have been covered with ice and snow since early December. Fortunately, we have a couple of short trails on our property and the dogs can run and run in our back yard.

Regular readers are familiar with Lucy's wont to share Ellie's space, often using Ellie for a pillow. In this rare instance, it is Ellie who put her head on Lucy's back. I don't think she liked it much because she very quickly stretched out.



Our dogs (like most others) spend a lot of the day snoozing. The only way Ellie can rest by herself is for her to wait for Lucy to fall asleep and then move. If she moves while Lucy is still awake, Lucy will follow her to the new space.


Sometimes the dogs will whimper, move their legs, and make funny faces when they are sleeping. We always assume they are dreaming. If that's true, I suspect they are dreaming of the sunny days when the trails were dry and we could go lickety split at full speed, laughing all the way.


Our dogs do indeed laugh and smile. Here is a smiling Ellie running on the Ticoa during a late summer day.



And Lucy's happy smile the same day.



Our weekend will be rainy and foggy but far from dreary. The Tar Heels lost their "play-in" game for the ACC Tournament. They will not be invited to the NCAA Tournament and may not even get a bid to the NIT. Actually, we'd be happy not to have to watch any more of their games. Never has such talent with such a great coach not been able to get together and play great basketball. So we are all smiles that Coach Williams may have a respite from his frustration. We are all smiles at the milder temperatures and lack of snow. And, like the Golden Girls, we are eagerly looking forward to the day when our injured player casts aside his cane and we can all romp on the trails once again.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone. Remember it's not the weather that makes or breaks your weekend fun. It's your own attitude. Have some fun.


22 comments:

troutbirder said...

While Tubby's gophers haven't been a total disaster it been a very frustrating up and down season.
The companionship of thos Golden Girls is quite remarkable.

Cedar ... said...

Love those "golden smiles!"

Bird Girl said...

Lucy and Ellie are just like us - dreaming of sunnier days :-) Go Tar Heels!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Another great "Fridays are Golden" post, Carolyn... Hope hubby continues to improve. Your babies look like they are definitely READY for some SPRING. Our Crocuses are finally thinking about trying to bloom... That will be the first color of spring for us... Spring will be late this year due to the rough winter.

Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

merrilymarylee said...

My husband would say that I am a Lucy. He sometimes has to go in the guest room so he can stretch out.

Rain, rain here. Are you getting it, too? Hope there's no flooding!

Samantha said...

Lucy - you are too funny! Can't believe you follow Ellie around as your "pillow!" Beautiful pictures of your golden girls, as always!
Big Hugs xo
Sammie
Love the bird header!

Sam said...

We haven't been on the trails in months, either, and are really starting to miss it. I suspect we're going to be spending a lot of time hiking them this summer.

Have a great weekend!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Those girls Do smile!!!
I hope all 4 of your are back on your trails soon. Have a nice weekend!

carolina nana said...

I'M WITH YOU ON THE TARHEELS,IT HAS BEEN TORTUROUS TO WATCH THEM THIS SEASON,ALTHOUGH LAST NIGHT'S GAME WASN'T QUITE SO BAD AT LEAST IN THE FIRST HALF!! MAYBE AFTER WE GET THROUGH THIS WEEKEND WE WILL HAVE SOME SUNSHINE. HAVE A GREAT ONE!!

Kelly said...

Ahhhh....such a sweet post. Your goldens are so cute and loving!

Vicki Lane said...

Love the smiles on the girls! My husband is another would-be Tar Heel fan. He has the TV service turned on on time for basketball season and generally back off after The Big Dance.

He had it turned off this morning.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

As always I enjoyed very much the photos of your beautiful Golden Girls. Lucy and Ellie are so lovely with their smiling faces. Yes, dogs do smile. Loved this posting.

TSannie said...

Aren't dogs just the best? We have floods predicted for CT this weekend. I am so thrilled.

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

Oh yes, those sunny days dreams, so so nice!

Sam & June

George said...

The girls aren't the only ones looking forward to sunny days. It will be wonderful to be outdoors again.

Barb said...

I'll be smiling along with the Golden Girls when the weather finally decides to turn toward spring and not look back!

Rudee said...

Your dogs are so lovely. I love Fridays at your place. I hope you have a break or two in the weather to get out and enjoy it this weekend.

Velva said...

Love those beautiful dogs. A definite and true pair.

Amen, Spring is almost here!

The Thundering Herd said...

We might get a little wet, but a little weather is not going to slow The Herd down this weekend.

KB said...

I hope that day of romping on the trails comes soon! Toss aside the cane and hike :)

I'm amazed that you can be so optimistic that you are happy about the Heels' season being over. Now there's a good attitude for all of us to emulate!

Thistlebrooms said...

Golden's 'DO' Smile...And I love that about them...

Happy to hear he's on the mend and will be out in the Spring weather soon on walks with 'The Girls'. Were waiting patiently for Spring also, with the Rain today we had to cancel our walks...

Wishing you Well...
My Best~Marilyn

Sam said...

I love how they lay together!

Sam