That's Benny's favourite winter activity. He could spend hours out there devouring snow, shivering and peeing. Inevitably, after we get him inside to warm up, he'll throw up on the nearest carpet. A small dog's belly can only hold so much water.
Here's how he looked just before we got him to come inside on Sunday. (please click to enlarge)
As usual, we took a few walks around the pond and came upon a few sights. The water refroze around this log, creating an interesting wake when it drifted in toward shore.
This adorable Mockingbird watched closely as I inched toward it to take a few shots. It didn't sing for me, but did flit about on different branches to get a closer look. I took a few shots, thanked him for his cooperation and moved on. (please click to enlarge)
Later in the day, we were treated to another lovely sunset. The sky became a fiery mass of orange and gold, melding with soft shades of mauve and yellow. (please click to enlarge)
Across the lake, rooftops and trees created a sharp silhouette against the colourful sky. (please click to enlarge)
Continuing around the pond, the setting sun painted a blend of delicate pastels on the icy surface below. (please click to enlarge)
A pair of regal Canada Geese afloat upon the lovely, mauve water. (please click to enlarge)
Earlier in the week, after the day's thaw refroze, I came upon these leaves trapped under an icy veneer. It reminded me of those elementary school projects of preserving leaves between sheets of wax paper. (please click to enlarge)
Guaranteed to warm my heart on even the coldest February day, were these lovely Valentine's roses from Frank. (please click to enlarge)
And here he his playing around by hiding behind the flowers, while I play around by hiding behind Photoshop. (please click to enlarge)