Sunday, November 13, 2011

Lucy's Big Adventure and Sushi Plates

Today, snow blankets the yard and fields, but yesterday there were only small pockets of snow, the air was warm and it seemed like a good time to see the beaver lodge close up.  The pond, which had been frozen, was melting in places and Lucy gingerly made her way across it.

The lodge was bigger than I had expected
Lucy was very curious

On the way back, we stopped to look at what appeared to be the opening to a ground squirrel's home.  The picture doesn't do justice to the neatness of the piles of cones

As we were climbing the hill, we heard a splash - I don't have a picture of Lucy struggling to climb back onto the ice, as we were busy calling her.... however, she is a tough little dog and managed to get back on the firmer ice.  Then she came running towards us, grinning, tail wagging - just another adventure in her world.
Now, on our walks, we are avoiding the pond and lake until the ice firms up!

These are going to be sushi plates, after slumping

sushi plates

smaller slumped plates