We’re Off To See The Blizzard!

photo taken October 2009 • title thanks to Belle

one year ago: Nubbin
two years ago: Climbing High

Thanks everyone!  You’re fabulous!
I’m Vim; She’s Vigor!
Powdery Pondering
Amber Shades of Grey
Blinded by the White
there’s a stronger woman behind every strong man
Snow Buddies Business
Winter: Spring & Fall (Hint: Tails)
To Everything, Turn, Turn, Turn…
Head over his heels
Winter Pelts, Pelted by Winter
Hide And Go Sleet

• • • HellloOO!  I feel like this is the first time I’ve been on this site for weeks, I’ve been in a bit of a daze.  No, not a daze ~ a BOG.  I had no idea that whole seasonal depression thing was real until just a few days ago, when I realized the past three Januarys have been horrid for me.  And while I adore winter, it’s the lack of sunlight which seems to bore through my soul ~ slowly, unnoticed, over weeks and months ~ and come January I crumble.

But yesterday, the sun rose on full blast and gloried across the sky, pulsing bright and hot ~ so hot, that after milking Daisy I took a decadent milk bath and sunbathed nude for four hours while catching up on paperwork.  (It was probably 45ºF, for those wondering. But in the middle of a Wyoming winter, 45º is a reason to get naked.) Gotta maximize the Vit. D intake when you can!  And today I’m happy.

The photo above, however, is from when winter was still 100% romance.  The first snow is as magical and divine as the first reemergence of the sun’s heat was for me yesterday, and as will be the first butterflies and lilac blooms in Spring, the kneehigh pasture grass in Summer, the first fire in my woodstove in Fall.  And then the first snow………….

Y’all know the drill ~ leave your title or caption for the photo above in the comment section of this post and, since I’ve been waxing on about the seasons, this winning caption will get a 2010 Charlie calendar! (see it HERE!)

226 Responses to “We’re Off To See The Blizzard!”

  1. Randomvoyeur Says:

    There’s no business like Snow Business!

  2. cindy Says:

    shhhhh act natural I can see mom just over yer butt…she hasnt caught us just yet

  3. sarrell Says:

    The wonders of winter

  4. Sally Says:

    Outward and Back

  5. mlaiuppa Says:

    The woods are lovely dark and deep.

  6. mlaiuppa Says:

    Mountain interval.

  7. Paul S Says:

    Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

    Snow White Meets Lady and the Tramp

    Snowy Vista

  8. Michelle Says:

    Snow-Angel on his back.

  9. Michelle Says:

    A head a-butt the rest

  10. montanarose Says:

    Charlie sees his shadow . . . six weeks more of winter! (poor Shreve . . . )

  11. Andrea Says:

    Snow Daze

  12. Camille Says:

    Chilled Charlie and Chloe

    Oh, by the way, I just finished reading the last pages of ‘The Daily Coyote.’ It was an amazing book! People really do underestimate how magical Coyotes are- they’re always shocked to learn that Coyotes are my favorite animals. We always just think of them as raw, unthinking predators… Nobody really got the reasons why I love them so- and now I have Charlie as proof. They are so amazingly intelligent and mischievous- being beautiful is an added bonus =]
    I can’t get enough of Chloe and Charlie. Thank you for sharing their everyday stories with us, even though some may just be a photo of them on the look-out or playing in the tall grass. A picture is worth a thousand words.

  13. E.Jolie Says:

    Pondering the Mystery of Snow

  14. MJK Says:

    Leader of the pack

  15. Janet Fate Says:

    You take the high road and I’ll take the low road

  16. mhpr Says:

    Did you call?

  17. sybann Says:

    Out in Front/Got Your Back

  18. James Says:


  19. Bess Says:

    Coyote Buffer

  20. shari Says:

    Watching Your Back

  21. carol wiebe Says:

    Looking GOOD!

  22. Deb Says:

    Dear Shreve,

    I am enjoying your book very much – you are a great writer and photographer. I hope you write more. Congratulations on following your instincts, breaking from the norm and doing what you love in a place that you love.

    Deb Morrin

  23. Susan Parkins Says:

    Dear Shreve,

    I read your comments above with amusement about 45 degrees feeling warm in Wyoming. I also live in Wyoming, a bit farther south, well, all the way south and I relate to 45 degrees feeling like a heat wave! People were coming out from the cold temps without coats, in short sleeved shirts and shorts even!

    Sounds like a good day for a soak in the sun. :0)

    Thanks for the site. I enjoy catching up every few weeks!


  24. woodnymph Says:

    I really loved your book with its magnificent photos. Are you planning to write a sequel? I particularly liked the Salman Rushdie quote at the end. I think there are a lot of us free spirits out there…. If I were younger, I’d want to join the “commune.”

  25. Lori Edens Says:

    sigh…..just like a man .. wont ask for directions!

    Its this way charlie!

    Lets go north no.. lets go south

  26. Lori Edens Says:

    HI! I just wanted to let you know that I too read your book and ILOVEDIT! You are doing what I would love to do and should have done in my younger years. I traveled cross country twice and it was the time of my life! I lived in utah for a couple of years and had some good experiences there. I admire you for many reasons ,one is that you have not allowed fear to prevent you from following your heart. You have gone out and found what I call sugar mountain! God bless you and charlie and the rest of the gang!

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