February 24, 2012

Saturday Pet Blogger Hop - Our First Big Snow in Virginia

Lexi, Nitro, Tallulah, Bailey, and I are excited to participate in this weeks Saturday Pet Blogger Hop. Special thanks goes out to our Pet Blog Hop hosts, Life With DogsTwo Little Cavaliers, and Confessions of the Plume! If you would like to read some entertaining pet blogger posts in the Saturday Pet Blogger Hop, just click on one of the host links above or click on the purple Pet Blogger Hop button on the right side of our homepage.  

It has been a very mild Winter here in Virginia. Not only has it been in the 50's and 60's everyday since October but here in Virginia we have not had any snow in the Winter of 2011-2012. Not even one flurry this Winter that is until this past weekend. We got 6"-8" of snow here in Salem Virginia. I got up early to shoot some photos here around Bluebird Farm before the wind started blowing and taking all the snow off the trees.

Later in the morning we took Nitro to the Salem Rotary Dog Park to play with his Husky friend Neeko in the snow. Neeko loves the snow. He kept making Husky Snow Angles everywhere. Here are some photos from our first big snow in Virginia last weekend. I hope you all had a great weekend last weekend because we sure did! Enjoy! Lexi, Nitro, Bailey, Tallulah, Chris and Christina

Our first Winter storm on Bluebird Farm in 2012.

Check out the contrast of our neighbor's horses against the white snow covered trees and back drop.

I just love how their pretty bright winter coat colors pop against the white snow.

Time for the neighbor horses to take a morning nap in the sunshine and wait for breakfast to be served.

The sun is just rising over the mountain.

I love this shot because the sun was just peeking over the mountain and started to make the woods glow from the virgin snow and sunlight.

Lots of texture photos..I love the texture in this shot.

Our long frozen driveway here at Bluebird Farm.

My neighbor's gates across the road.

Our front pasture was a beautiful Winter wonderland!

Even the blue sky appeared to be a darker blue against all the white snow capped trees and mountains.

The little duck pond up the road. I was expecting to see the ducks out there swimming around but they were somewhere else keeping warm.

RutttRooooowwww! Nitro: "I think I am stuck!"

Nitro frolicking at the local dog park in the snow. At this point he was the only dog at the dog park until Neeko his Husky buddy showed up a little bit later.

 Is it just me or is he just so darn handsome!?

 Gesundheit Nitro (which means "good health to you" in German).

 Nitro is "getting his daddy" in this shot!

 He sure is a bouncy boy!

 Oh my....
Here is a video on the two dogs playing. It is less then a 2 minute video. Enjoy!

 Neeko has arrived at the dog park!

 Nitro is so excited when he spots Neeko that he starts running in circles at breakneck speed!

 Nitro is very excited to see his friend Neeko!

 What a handsome Husky boy!

 WhaaaHooo..time to Rock and Roll!

 Neeko looks like a wolf...

 Nitro looks a little cold in this shot...

 Neeko every once in awhile he just stops and closes his eyes and just soaks up the vision of white snow and sunshine.

 Neeko seems to look at Nitro as his Prey animal...

 See what I mean....yummy, dog McNugget!

 Nitro is like, you can't catch me...I'm so fast now that I am in shape...just watch and take notes dude...

 Later Gator!

 Nitro: "Dude, what in the heck did you have for breakfast...your breath smells like doggy do do..just saying"

 Time out...

 Isn't Neeko just stunning?

 When they start pooping out they are like the UFC fighters who start leaning on each other to catch their breath...

 Nitro loves the tube..

 Nitro is checking out the big tube...

Nitro, Lexi, Bailey, Tallulah, Chris and I hope you enjoy what's left of Winter! xoxoxxo


  1. I think I had about as much fun looking at the photos as the doggies themselves had playing! Wonderful pix!

    1. Thank you we sure had a good time...thanks so much for stopping by!
      Christina and Lexi

  2. WOW! That looks fantastic!! Love those shots with the tree and sun. Great photography. :) And Nitro..well he's always too darn cute!! :)

    1. Thank you so much! Nitro had a blast but boy did he get cold. Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit. Christina and Lexi

  3. Woof! Woof! Beautiful!!! We had SNOW too. ENJOY! Happy Weekend! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

    1. Thanks Sugar, we sure wish you were here to go play with us! xoxoxo

  4. What beautiful pictures! Nitro and Neeko are both gorgeous.

  5. I love the pictures of Nitro and Neeko making snow angels. Gorgeous!

    I'm dropping by on this lovely Saturday in Atlanta enjoying the posts on the blog hop.

    Go see what I have to see about McDonalds recent ads slamming pit bulls.


  6. What gorgeous pictures! Love that first pic of Nitro! BOL!

    1. Thank you Basset Momma! We sure had a good time. We have at least two Bassets we see at the park often. Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Beautiful, scenic photos, and it looks like Nitro had a blast with his friend! It really was a beautiful snow, but gone oh so fast! Have a great weekend!!

    1. Hey Kristin, I heard Miss Zoey girl made it to our dog park. I am so sorry Nitro missed her. I know he would love to see her. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

  8. Nitro is darn handsome! His eyes look stunning against the snow. I love the leaning shot.

    1. Thank you! I thought he might disappear being white against the snow but they photo didn't turn out to bad. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  9. that snow looks like a blast! The horsie pictures are beautiful
    Benny & Lily

    1. Thank you Benny and Lily. It was our first and last snow (I hope) of the winter season. I love when it snows one day and it is gone by the next day. We made it to 72 just two days later. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  10. What gorgeous snow pictures! There's nothing like that first blush of snow before it starts to melt. And Nitro is having a blast with Neeko! Fun!!

    1. We sure wish Sage was here in town to play in the snow with Nitro. From what I can tell Sage loves water so the snow would be even more fun! Thanks for stopping by!

  11. I am so in love with Nitro. :swoon:

    These are amazing pictures and the dogs look to be having a fabulous blast!

    I'm still not exactly sure why Virginia has snow and Massachusetts doesn't but I think I'm just going to chalk it up to "craziest winter ever". :)

    1. This was our first snow of the year and probably our last. It was 72 degrees by Wednesday (these photos were taken Sunday and Monday). Thanks so much for stopping by! We can't wait for SPRING!