Sunday, April 5, 2009

Thick Skins

Even as I work to figure out my new place in the world, it seems the world has been doing much the same. The skies have alternated between sunny and warm and overcast and gray, almost white. One day we have snow, the next it's nearly hot. This morning we awoke to a fine dusting of snow, which had fallen on top of a misty midnight rain. As Duncan and I strolled the park, the snow––lighter than pillow feathers––seemed to waft out from beneath our feet as the grass, crusted in a fine layer of ice, rustled like wax paper under the weight of each of our steps. By mid-afternoon the sun toyed with the idea of coming out and the snow melted away. Duncan and I ventured out on the patio where we could watch the low clouds play with the foothills above the park. By sundown, however, the rain and snow were taking turns teasing us and the wind was fiercely cold. We tried to play in The Glen but all either of us really wanted to do was hide. So we came back home to continue unpacking and watching the world do what the world does from our new third story windows.



While I sat in the window and watched a bunny in the yard far below, Duncan sprawled on the couch and outside the trees did what trees do when the snow batters their thick skins.

11 comments:

Jyoti said...

Precious Duncan photo! Melts my heart.

CJ said...

I can relate to the erratic weather but can't express it so beautifully. Duncan is as handsome as ever and so peaceful.

Lori said...

Probably a better range of view from your higher-up balcony... but the bunnies are farther away!

David said...

Do trees out yonder sprout tails each spring? That doesn't happen back here, in civilization.

kevin said...

Ahhhh. Springtime in the Rockies. Mother Nature is such a busy lady. Never bored or idle.

GM said...

heheh at first i thought "hmm what kind of squirrel is that on the tree??"...it's a Duncan-tail squirrell :D

Greg said...

Sounds like the weather's keeping you in to help you make the new pad a home. Glad you got that red guy and all the kitties for snuggling against the cold!

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Aaw, sleepy Gus' twin!

We can't believe there's still so much snow at your house!

caboval said...

What a beautiful picture of Duncan, looking so soft and peaceful :) Hugs Valerie Joey and Kealani

Sue said...

Thinking of you today, and hoping all is well.

Love,
Sue & the gang

Lori said...

I love the sleepy Duncan pic. Adorable. (It's making me feel like a nap, though.) :O)