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January 12, 2020 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Winter reservations

Winter retreat

It won’t.

Dog and horse in snow at West TX ranch. (© image, copyrighted, no permissions granted, all rights reserved)

“You think our room is ready now? The reservation was confirmed for early arrival as the days are so short. Don’t want to be let out in the cold at the end of the day.” Puppy escorting his buddy to the nice warm barn with plenty of hay – and maybe a Greenie under the pillow – at the West TX ranch. (© image)

Orangie Cat and Puppy in snow by corral. (© image all rights reserved, copyrighted, no permissions granted)

Orangie Cat, “I’m closing my eyes and teleporting  myself to Miami Beach. You can’t see me? It must be working.” (© image)


I’m not ready for the reheat.

trees in the January snow. (© image, all rights reserved, copyrighted, no permissions granted)

Frozen spread. (© image)

Sugar coating Winter’s truth and root.

Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge


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  1. shoreacres / Jan 12 2020 3:28 pm

    So pretty! And did you see the photos of the kids sledding up around DFW somewhere? In the meantime — I have chickadees at my bird feeders now! Hoohah! Also: one wren has showed up. It’s not snow, a horsie, and a pretty landscape, but it’ll do.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jan 12 2020 3:41 pm

      You have Cat TV! (Now all you need is a cat HAHA)
      I’ll be just as happy if all that chill stays a bit north and we just get cool-ish and clear….and the backyard mud hole from Friday’s storms drains a bit…but the winds are doing some nice pruning of dead and small branches saving me the trouble. (Once again so glad of the absence of pine trees)
      Thanks for going out on a limb and perching a comment here

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  2. sustainabilitea / Jan 12 2020 3:55 pm

    I’m enjoying winter in northern Illinois, but we haven’t had nearly enough snow for my liking!



    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jan 13 2020 1:02 pm

      I’m a fall and winter person….not a fan of cold dreary drizzle/rain which we get here just before it turns to scorching glaring heat. Ah, the beauty of flakes and flaw covering drifts. Have to admit it’s easier when you are time and task flexible. Thanks for sledding in with a comment

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  3. easyweimaraner / Jan 13 2020 1:15 am

    oh we hope all will have a warm barn …and a greenie under da pillow…


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jan 13 2020 1:05 pm

      And a sunny sheltered spot to enjoy the a winter afternoon (…and no bath because your paws are muddy from a full day of snow romping!) Thanks for the smile and paw waves from Molly and warm Puppy!


  4. Ally Bean / Jan 13 2020 9:26 am

    You’ve got winter and we’ve got summer. It’s weird. I’m not sure what to make of any of it!


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jan 13 2020 1:16 pm

      While Amarillo/Panhandle, Central TX, across to Dallas usually get snow each winter, this close to the coast the fronts normally only bring us fierce winds and rainstorms. The back yard is flooded…again. We’re between 50’s-70’s and expecting temps of 80 towards end of the week…noooo! While Molly is excited the pool will be open at her park, I’m not ready for sweltering and mosquitoes yet! It is weird. Thanks for pondering along

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  5. Curt Mekemson / Jan 13 2020 6:18 pm

    Thank goodness for the “sugar coating!” It almost makes winter tolerable. That and a nice cozy house. –Curt

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jan 17 2020 6:31 pm

      Do you ever wonder if harsh winter (or summer for that matter) is Mother Nature’s way of making humans stay indoors – so they don’t bother her? HAHA
      Hope things are playing out nicely for you and yours in the new year. Thanks for skating in here with a comment


  6. D. Wallace Peach / Jan 14 2020 12:22 pm

    I think the animals enjoy it. No reservations. It’s a nice change, but thank goodness for the warm barn and warm home. Enjoy.

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jan 17 2020 6:34 pm

      It is interesting to watch animal reactions to snow. Dogs just cavort and run everywhere. Cats seem to find a sunny spot with sound that is clear and warming and doze awake. Cows just want to eat – and for the water trough to be de-iced. But as you say – as the sun fade or skies grey, everyone heads to the barn. Thanks for rolling ups a snowy comment

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  7. Kirt D Tisdale / Jan 14 2020 12:38 pm

    We are getting some really beautiful snow pics from our daughter in Seattle area…

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Jan 17 2020 7:39 pm

      This has been a great winter for beautiful images. (Seattle’s had more snow than usual this year? It’s so lovely there under any conditions….we are really familiar rain here which can have it’s own beauty…if you can stay awake…zzzzzz) Thanks for sledding in with a comment

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      • Kirt D Tisdale / Jan 18 2020 11:36 am

        This is the most snow I’ve seen in Seattle and the amounts were much higher in the northern burbs vs core Seattle and southern burbs. Have a great weekend!!


  8. RKLikesReeses / Jan 15 2020 7:11 am

    Where is Bob?

    (The 👑Princesses👑 are beginning to worry.)

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