An Almost Perfect Sunday

The temperatures were cool, the sky was clear, and the views were nearly endless.

Our tree is filling in with leaves and the field is greening.

And we got to go on long hikes in the woods.

Out on the trails enjoying one of the best days Mother Nature has to offer.

So why is this day only "almost" perfect? Look carefully at our neighbors at Cataloochee Ski.

That is the very last patch of snow. Sad, isn't it?


  1. Joey and Kealani on May 13, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Oh My! We would give ANYTHING to be able to walk there with you guys!!!! You are so lucky!!!! Oh and we have never seen snow!!!! Hugs, Joey and Kealani

  2. Life With Dogs on May 11, 2010 at 12:08 am

    The difference between this and a couple of weeks ago is striking…

  3. Maxx on May 10, 2010 at 11:55 pm


  4. Ruby's Raiser on May 10, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Beautiful photos, even with that sad little patch of snow! We actually hit a blizzard on our way back from a long weekend hiking with the pooches, they were most thrilled!

  5. achieve1dream on May 10, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    I have a question for you guys. What do you use for protection against ticks in all of your woodland hikes? Also why you use it would be helpful as well. 🙂

  6. Lorenza on May 10, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Oh-oh! I know how sad you feel!
    Kisses and hugs

  7. Dogman2 on May 10, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    First off the view is so beautiful there and your dogs, I just love them…PS I don’t miss the snow after living up where it gets deep.

  8. The OP Pack on May 10, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    We miss the snow too, but all that beauty you have there might just be enough for us to wait for the next winter.

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  9. Sunny,Scooter & sometimes Jamie on May 10, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Hey guys. We want to know if it is ok to add you to our friends list. See, Mom is very techno challenged, does not know how to use the reader and basically clicks on our friends list. Sometimes when there is a follow button, and we are followers, she actually remembers to go and find that…..
    told ya, pathetic she is. If only I had opposable thumbs! Anyhow, we wanted to check to see if it is ok(and if she can actually do it since y’all are not blogger…sigh)

  10. Sonic on May 10, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Are you sure that’s snow? It looks kinda… Maybe someone just tore apart a really REALLY big plushie?


  11. Siku Marie on May 10, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Enjoy the new colors and smells of this earthy green season and let the ANTICIPATION of the first new snow build all through the next months…think how exciting that initial blanketing is!

  12. Huffle Mawson on May 10, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    I’m sorry about the snow. Maybe you need to put it in a bag and tuck it in the freezer, only bringing it out for special occasions?

  13. Wild Dingo on May 10, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    Not sad for me! the green pix are gorgeous! oh and the sibes aren’t so bad either…

  14. sagira on May 10, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    Oh no the snow is going bye bye for real huh? 🙁

  15. Clive on May 10, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Sad and all as it is to see the snow going – all that green looks wonderful too!

    take care
    Clive and the NSLM

  16. Biloxi and Siber-sibs on May 10, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Can woo save dat patch fur me????? We miss our snow!

    Husky kisses,

  17. Houndstooth on May 10, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Sorry Herd, but I’d be doing a happy dance about the last of the snow! Any chance of sneaking over there and getting one last Cheoah Slide?

  18. Samantha ~ Holly & Zac ~ on May 10, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    It is a shame about the snow going.
    Your hiking area is beautiful though, it looks a lot of fun too. 🙂

  19. Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo & Molly on May 10, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Oh what a beeyootiful walkie!!

    Woofs and Kisses!
    The Fiesty Three

  20. Steve and Kat on May 10, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    No snow, but at least you can go on some pretty cool hikes. I bet the grass and other forest-y terrain holds some good smells.


  21. Mogley G. Retriever on May 10, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Your snow is fast dissapearing. Meanwhile the great weather dog in the sky is sending us new snow. Thats right, up to 2 feet in the high Rockies over the next three days. There goes the banana crop, the banana trees were in full bloom. Oh, thats apple trees that were blooming. Sorry.

    Mogley G. Retriever

  22. Twinkietinydog on May 10, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Sad? I can use it as my private ice skating ring! I’m gathering all my tiny barn friends and as soon as we get our tiny ski rentals we’re on our way. Hold on to that patch!

  23. The Army of Four on May 10, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Snow ALWAYS makes things better – but still, that looks mighty wonderful!

  24. Khyra on May 10, 2010 at 11:48 am



    Wiping tears from my Siberian eyes…


  25. Dennis the Vizsla on May 10, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Poor sad little snow patch!

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