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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The First Snowfall

Socks thoroughly enjoyed chasing snow flakes! And I thoroughly enjoyed photographing him! Look at those back legs and you'll know how he got his name!
Big fluffy flakes, 40 mph wind gusts
and an 8F degree windchill!
Spencer seemed mesmerized, too!
Then all was calm and beautiful!


66 comments:

  1. beautiful photos, we have just had a big storm go through and it was a doozy, high winds and lots of snow, I like the look of your calm shots, the spruce tree with snow is lovely! beautiful kitty, I had a boy cat, Louie and he had socks just like that,,he walks as a ghost cat now, I miss him,

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  2. Betsy,
    I hope you guys are all tucked in and warm and snuggly.
    Keep taking those photo's kiddo.
    You have a really good eye.

    In Him
    Grace

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  3. You have crappy snow
    Down there in Ohio
    Please keep it down there
    It isn't wanted at my lair
    But socks looks to be having quite a bit of fun
    With no sun
    Did the rest go and hide
    With their eyes all big and wide

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  4. laurie ~ ghost cats...I see my two out of the corner of my eye ALL the time! I swear they are still here...and always a bit disappointed when I turn and can't see them!

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  5. Socks had two siblings playing, too.
    their pics just got cut out of the photo shoot!
    ha.
    They had fun
    and we had fun watching.
    Then 6 of the 9 came inside for a bit
    to warm up and cause the parakeets a fit.
    lol...

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  6. I like the top photo--caught Socks mid-action. Wanted to take some pics of our neighbors pond in the snow, but I was stuck in the house doing paperwork. :(

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  7. Betsy what nice and lovely pictures, I love snow(lol

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  8. Thank you, Grace! :) Has school started back for you? My boys return tomorrow.

    Thanks, Gloria! We are having opposite weather from you!

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  9. I'm not real thrilled with the snow, but your pictures really make me like it!

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  10. So cute!
    Did you really have 6 inside, with the bird and with the rabbit?
    Zoo time!

    (Rebecca, Gloria and Silver...it's play time)

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  11. Thanks Christine but Im a little shy (lol) I love snow dear betsy today 34° C I know when we stay in winter your will have summer(lol

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  12. The cat look stunning, Betsy:)

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  13. Christine ~ I did have 6 inside! Nugget was asleep in the back under a bed and the parakeets are safe in their cage. They stayed about 30 minutes and then went back out. Everyone was obedient and went back out except Marmalade, who had to be tricked with a piece of ham, caught, and carried back out. lol...

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  14. Silver is out of town tonight, so no singing. :( awwww.

    Gloria ~ 34C is 94F I think. Wow...you had a warm day!

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  15. Marmalade is the spunky one isn't he. :)

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  16. Gloria~Did you have a good day?

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  17. Marmalade is a sweetheart. He has taken that younger litter and cares for them. I have photos for another post...so sweet.

    Mari ~ did you get lots of snow in Michigan?

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  18. I had a cat that was like that too. He was from the first litter and he "mothered" the babies in the second litter even tho he was still just a baby himself. :)

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  19. Rebecca ~ that sounds just like Marmy! :)

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  20. aah was a hot day rebecca, I swim but still is hot(:

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  21. Gloria~I could mail you a little snow to cool you off. :)

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  22. The hot wather kill me Im a winter girl I know, Im from June and my twins too and we love winter and rain(lol)

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  23. The arctic chill is sweeping into our area. It will be interesting to see how much snow we get tonight. Lots of wind = lots of Black Walnut branches in the yard.

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  24. I would love to make it! Did you see my mango Ice cream Rebecca?

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  25. I like winter, and don't mind the rain, but grey cloudy weather makes me depressed. That's why I like the snow--it brightens everything.

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  26. Six of nine running around
    That must have been quite the sight at your mound
    Sure the parakeets were having quite the fit
    Nugget must have thought he fell into a kitty pit

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  27. Gloria posted yummy mango icecream tonight. Oh my. It looks heavenly...but she says it smells sexy. lol...

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  28. I think mango is sexy like smell Betsy!(lol) SOme food is sexy special berries, mangos and watermelon ha

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  29. Pat
    It took lots of supervision that is true
    a few little ones came in, too!
    Only Socks will be touched
    the others want scraps to munch.

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  30. Gloria~just checked out the ice cream. It's so pretty! Hmmm now you have me wondering what it does smell like. LOL

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  31. Ooh magical !
    We've had a few snow showers today, with cold, cold wind...brrrr.
    What a sweet kitty, and quite plump I might add, from all of your faithful feedings..
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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  32. Gloria ~ yes, I agree..the smell is nice. It would make a nice perfume, too!

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  33. I think I saw one time a mango parfum (with others things) :)

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  34. Nice. I love mangos. We ate a lot of them last summer...that and watermelon! I don't have any cardamom, though. I'll have to buy some!

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  35. Cardamom powder is like vanilla in India, they use a lot.
    I have a lot of desserts and the coffe with cardamom is nice, betsy I ago Im so tired to day, by

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  36. I've seen cardamom in the grocery. I'll get some. Good night, Gloria...talk to you tomorrow. :)

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  37. Wonderful shots. The cat put on quite a show. I like the ones of Spencer. All of us love to watch it snow. We are still boring brown.

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  38. Oh, just wait Larry. I'm sure you'll get your share! :)

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  39. The first snow is always the best one. It's so clean and pretty. The camera loves Socks. I had a cat that looked so much like Socks years ago, his name was Pooney. I love that macro of the evergreen tree, the needles seem to come right out of the picture and the snow looks like I could blow on it and watch it dance off.

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  40. The first snow is always the best one. It's so clean and pretty. The camera loves Socks. I had a cat that looked so much like Socks years ago, his name was Pooney. I love that macro of the evergreen tree, the needles seem to come right out of the picture and the snow looks like I could blow on it and watch it dance off.

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  41. Anne ~ I completely agree...the first snow, before anyone steps on or drives through it is the best. After the winds died down, it was amazing...and I got that last shot. It should stay around a while, too since it's so cold!

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  42. nice drove back in it through the night...a harrowing trip the boys slept through...and then could not understand why we were tired...smiles...better than being stuck in 1-2 feet of lake effect snow you know...it snowed a bit here this afternoon...our new kit was having fun with it as well...

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  43. Brian ~ glad you got home and not snowed in up there! Fun trip for you!

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  44. There is something almost magical about snow... beautiful photos, Betsy! blessings ~ tanna

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  45. Oh I love to watch them play So Nice :)

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  46. It is funny how you are talking about snow and out here we were running our AC today. A hot winter day for us here. Not good for the snow in our mountains, which they need the snow for a good snow season. It would be nice to have one day of snow. Not sure our animals would know what it is. Oh well., Socks looks so cute playing in it.

    God bless

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  47. The first snowfall is always so magical...as long as it isn't a blizzard like we had last year around this time!

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  48. Brrrrr. I'll leave it to the cat.

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  49. Snow is amazing. But I can live without it!! We received 24 inches!! Yikes! So we are definitely white enough now. Ha!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  50. Awwwwwww!!! Socks!! What a cutie!! He's adorable and yay for snow!

    Love your pics of Spencer too.

    Take care
    x

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  51. SueAnn~ 24 inches? Wow...I bet the kids are loving it...sleding, snowmen. :)

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  52. there is something so magical about the first snowfall. I'm still waiting here in Virginia. :(

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  53. Socks is so cute playing in the snow. He needs some boots on those socks : )

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  54. You've been posting some really nice photos lately.

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  55. i love the evergreen in the snow photo -
    you lucky girl - i need some snow out here on the east coast!
    what fun is winter without SNOW!
    Great pics of the cat, too!

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  56. The kitten looks to be having great fun. Stay cosy!

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  57. That kitty is so cute playing in the snow!

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  58. Oh Betsy...when I see that beauty, and the Socks playing in the snow...I have to admit...there is nothing that gorgeous in So. CA.

    Once again, your camera just pulls me in and gives me goose bumps..

    Wonderful, wondeful post...

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  59. Wonderful shots. Our old cat loved being outside in the fenced backyard (she was an indoor cat), but one romp through the snow was enough for her.

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  60. oh goodness, look at all the beautiful pictures Betsy! i cannot chose the one i like better they are all fantastic!

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  61. Your photo that accompanies - Then all was calm and beautiful! - is amazing!

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  62. what great pictures you captured, Betsy. Socks reminds me of our Miss Indy that left us right before the 500 mile race last May. So cute!

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