LIFE'S BETTER IN THE MOUNTAINS

Friday, April 2, 2010

Fridays are Golden

We are having some perfect weather. Almost record-breaking highs and beautiful sunshine all day long. The kind of weather that tells you "to heck with housework" as you head outdoors to do anything at all that keeps you outside.

The dogs and I spend a fair amount of time in the woods down by the creek when the weather allows. On this wonderful day our injured player accompanied us for the first time since December. The dogs were thrilled to have both of us down there and ran back and forth between us at full speed.

When she saw my camera, Ellie hopped up on one of the benches and smiled her sweet smile.





Lucy posed as well, but didn't want to get up on the bench.






No matter how often we are in the woods, there is always one stick that both girls want to have. It might as well be the only one in the forest and a tug-of-war ensues. This one was short lived. The stick was so old and dry that it broke, quickly ending their game. Ellie almost always wins in tug-of-war. She knows how to twist and turn her head to get the best leverage. She also moves up the stick to achieve advantage while Lucy simply stands there and pulls.






The one game (if you can call it that) that Lucy wins is the "use someone's body as a pillow" game. After their exhaustive running and playing, the girls plopped down to rest. And despite the warm day, Lucy once again uses Ellie for comfort.


We are so glad the rains in the Northeast appear to have stopped. For our Christian readers, this weekend marks the most holy days of the year. For our Jewish readers, Passover continues through the weekend. For all readers of all (or no) faiths, we wish for you some wonderful weather and a lovely weekend whatever you will be doing.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!!!

21 comments:

Rae said...

Looks like all that warm weather and outdoor activity tuckered the girls out. They are a sweet pair laying there together.
Wishing you a blessed Easter holiday.

George said...

It sounds as if the girls aren't the only ones who are happy to be out in the woods. It looks as if you are going to have another great day today.

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

Looks great! We are going to have a nice weekend as well!
Happy weekend and happy Easter!

YD

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Carolyn, Our weather has been unbelievably nice also... Colors are beginning to pop open!!!! Yeah!!!

Your girls are just so neat!!!! Funny that they both want the same STICK.... And I love to see Lucy sleeping on top of Ellie....

Have a blessed Easter.
Hugs,
Betsy

Barb said...

So glad your weather has turned and you are both getting outdoors (dogs, too!). Happy Weekend to you.

Vicki Lane said...

Happy girls! And a glorious Spring weekend to all of you!

Cedar ... said...

The girls are as beautiful as ever!

Appalachian Lady said...

The dogs look happy! My dog is resting now in the shade as it's 90 degrees outside!

~Kim~ said...

The girls are beautiful, and I'm glad our weather is too! I think it's gorgeous all down the East Coast--About time! :-)) Enjoy your weekend!!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I am so happy you are getting out and enjoying the pleasant days...especially the injured player. Sunshine warms the skin and the soul.
Happy Easter!

carolina nana said...

Wishing you and yours a blessed Easter weekend,your girls are beautiful.

Cicero Sings said...

Your girls are beautiful for sure. It's a stormy day here, with the rain pelting down and the wind howling. We did get out for a wee walk earlier when the rain abated some (but not the wind).

Mingus is most uncooperative when he sees the camera come out!

The Thundering Herd said...

The weather is absolutely gorgeous, isn't it. Plan to be out on the trails all weekend!

kks said...

silly girls!! sounds like a wonderful day! feels so good to be outside in the warm sun!!!
happy weekend to you!
xoxo

Dog_geek said...

Glad to see the golden girls out enjoying the warm weather. It was so hot here yesterday I started to worry that we skipped spring altogether and had gone straight to summer!

Jayne said...

Love seeing your girls having so much fun Carolyn. Hope you have a blessed Easter. XOXO

TaraDharma said...

just love the photo of the girls napping! Happy Easter!

Sam said...

What a lovely spot to spend the day!

Sam

Cheryl said...

Ellie is just such a sweetie. I love they play tug of war. They have a beautiful place to live and run....

Have a wonderful Easter and glad the days are warm and welcoming......

Karin said...

Just love the tales of your two girls! Such beautiful dogs!! Glad you are enjoying lovely walking weather.

Courtney at Scattering Lupines said...

They are just SO beautiful!

I loved your last post :) Husband and I marvel at that often...