I'll start from the beginning. This is what the weather looked like when we were driving to Riga.
I couldn't tell the difference between the ground and the sky.
Luckily the clouds cleared and we got to enjoy a sunny weekend. It has gotten really cold though, about -15C on Saturday and Sunday, -19C on Monday. Normally I hate going out in really cold temperatures like -20 or more but this time I finally realised that it's not cold when you have the right clothes! Took me long enough to understand it! LOL Nice long and thick pantyhose under the jeans did the trick ;)
Now, some of you might remember this cute dog.
She is my mom's dog Scrappy. REALLY playful and cute doggy! :D It doesn't matter what the temperature is outside, she still wants to go out and play in the snow!
Actually I think out of all the seasons she loves winter the most. She is originally from Spain so I guess this is exotic for her ;)
There's a river that runs next to my mom's house and because of the cold it was almost completely frozen.
Cute little bunny tracks everywhere! :)
Since Scrappy loves catching snow and ice so much I decided to do a photoshoot about her and try to capture her cheerful nature. Can you tell how much she loves this? :D
Look at the claws in this pic! :D
She really can go on and on and probably would NEVER get tired! :D Us humans are the ones that get bored easily. Maybe we should learn to be more childlike? :)
The light was great for catching the snow that was flying around her.
Cute tale in this one :P
Solid ice in the mouth! :D
Rub it in! Haha
Every once and awhile you have to strike a pose! ;)
After the play we headed back home to fill our bellies. My mom's hubby is a GREAT cook and here are pics of the wonderful meals we had at their place. :P
Can you see the heart shape in the smoke? :P
We had been driving around in the countryside during the weekend and had seen many foxes and roe deer but never really got an opportunity to get close. Why you ask? Well, I guess I somewhat explained it earlier that I've always thought that going out to photograph wildlife in winter would be too cold. So I haven't invested in clothes that would camouflage me in winter time and I had a bright red ski jacket on!! :D Laugh all you want, I'm laughing at myself too ;) Nature photographer! LOL
However I know that roe deer can let you come close even if you are in red :) The key is to walk quickly but quietly to get closer and stop whenever they lift their head and look around. When they see you walking it's all over. I didn't get really close but just decent enough to snap some pics.
This one was standing on a hay ball, trying to brake it with it's front feet.
Okay, so we still have LOTS of snow.
But look what hubby got me for Valentine's Day - Spring!! :D
Until next time :)