Thursday, February 3, 2011

Stormy Weather with Keri

I knew Susan was going to try to get out on her trusty AhD (Didder) so after I shoveled about eleventy-seven feet of snow off my shed roofs... Keri and I went for a quick spin. After walking through hip deep snow - I needed a jog to loosen my tension .. and after those struggling strolls through the snow with the roof rake and shovel - I decided.. I was not going to ask Keri to do it. We'll stick to the road. Susan and I don't get a chance to ride together much - with the distance between us.

I think it was colder and more snowy on Tuesday when we had the "pre-storm" storm.  We did get a LOT of snow though - I wonder how long it is going to take those snow sledders to get out and pack those trails down. Today Zoe and I were slated to be dropped off at the end of Lovers Lane in Chester for her birthday ride - which is a beautiful scenic road for riding along - but it is closed in the winter-- snowmobiles only. We had to re-schedule because of this storm.  I knew the snow would be DEEP.
She even re-scheduled all her Thursday lessons to other time slots so we could have a nice long trip.

Last year on Zoe's birthday - I posted a photo I took during morning feeding of a snow rainbow --

Had to try one 'artsy' shot ... Keri is a good girl to take me out for a stormy jog.. mostly, if she is not missing a meal - she's happy to go. Keri and I have been aging 'gracefully' together now - so we have learned to never question each other much but rather humor each other, allowing for those occasional senior moments and acts of silliness.  :)


I was lucky - as I was returning - a friend came by to make sure I was not stuck up on a roof or in a snowbank :) I asked him to snap a photo of me.




I think there is an almost identical photo of me and Keri from last year... I guess we don't change that much over 12 months time... other than our outerwear perhaps.

I always miss Zoe when I venture out by myself... Keri is a somewhat silent riding partner - she listens but .. not quite the same :)

Unless we stay to the snowmobile trails -- there won't be much for woods trail riding this year I guess. This storm dumped another foot or more... yikes.

Enjoy ~

6 comments:

  1. Looks like a super ride! I liked what you had to say about you two growing old gracefully together, and the picture your neighbor took of you two is just awesome. :)
    I am also hoping for a good number of snowmobilers to get out on the trails right next to my house...otherwise I'm relegated to Back Street.
    Tell Zoe I said HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

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  2. Wow, very snowy! I love the eye picture, those are always my favourite :) Happy Birthday Zoe!!!

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  3. HAPPPPYYYY Birthday to Zoe!!! How old is she?? Im with Anastasia...I love the picts of the eyes!! Did you guys get all snow and miss the ice?? I thought we had ALOT....a friend in Mass had five foot on the ground.... Be safe and stay warm!!!

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  4. A nice ride is the best Birthday present! Congradulations to Zoe!
    The picture of the eye with snow on the eyelashes is lovely!

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  5. "eleventy-seven" too funny - i used to say that a lot!! "eleventeen" too!! Gorgeous eye picture. So awesome that you got out and rode in the storm, I would have been right out there in it if I could have been!

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  6. Yeah I also LOVE that Eye pictures ... great description, great job!

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