The Last Snow of the Season

Yes I did.

I put it right there in the title: The Last Snow of the Season.

Am I tempting Fate?

Am I teasing Mother Nature?

Am I sneering in the face of Murphy?

Athena watches the birds scrounge for the seed I set out for them.

Athena watches the birds scrounge for the seed I set out for them.


I am not.

The snowfall we had last week was perfect. It was none of that Monty Python Spam Eggs Sausage and Spam precipitation we’ve had all winter, where weather forecasts read, “Sleet and freezing rain, following  by sleet, developing into snow, then turning to freezing rain again.”

Jasper runs toward Lilah, with Tucker in the background, during our recent snowfall.

The dogs loved the gentle snow.

It was light, fluffy, pure snow.The kind that comes in big clusters of flakes, that you can catch on your tongue. Or your nose.

Decorated with snowflakes, Jasper stops to pose and ponder.

Decorated with snowflakes, Jasper stops to pose and ponder.

The kind that falls gently from the sky, insteading of pelting you on the head.

Lilah sits by the tree while Jasper and Tucker consider the next snow game.

Lilah sits by the tree while Jasper and Tucker consider the next game.

The kind that paints every branch, fence, and mailbox with downy white highlights — the stuff of postcards and winter wonderlands. Coming down at a steady, agreeable pace, leaving just enough on the ground to enjoy, but not overwhelm.

Tucker, Lilah and Jasper take a moment to pose in the snow.

Tucker, Lilah and Jasper take a moment to pose.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how you end a winter. Stop on a high note. Quit while you’re ahead. Leave ’em wanting more. [Tweet]

Well, maybe not the last one, but you get my drift. (Hah!)

That was the last snowfall of the season, wasn’t it?

After they came inside, all three dogs were still decorated with snow.

After they came inside, all three dogs were still decorated with snow.

To celebrate the last snow of the season, the dogs played, romped, and generally had a good time. Here’s a short video of them playing:


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  1. Love it! Those giant snowflakes are beautiful and it looks like you guys had a blast!

  2. Daisy says:

    We got the same snow, and it was beautiful. I’m sure it was the last snow of the season, since our temps are now in the 40s and 50s during the day (still in the 30s at night, just enough to form black ice for the AM commute!) It’s melting horribly fast here – “horribly” because the ground can’t absorb so much water and we’ve got nasty mud puddles everywhere. Whatever happened to gradual seasonal changes?!

  3. I love these pictures! Makes me shiver, though…

  4. Julia says:

    I really, really, really hope you are right! My dogs spent a month or more essentially confined to the small area we could keep clear against the onslaught. They only recently ventured “up” in top of the snow pack. My younger Boxer spent a few days skittering along the hard crust, making us nervous that she’d slip or she’d notice that the fence was only about 2′ high where she was. Thankfully she did neither and now the snow has reached awkward that “fall through on most but not all footsteps” stage that doesn’t encourage speed.

    If Mother Nature decided to give us another storm, I hope we get a lovely, gentle storm like yours.

    • Our whole winter has been such a challenge for the dogs. They can only walk and run on established snow paths in our yard or in areas where the snow has been flattened. Otherwise, they trip, fall, sink etc. I am so ready for spring, and so are the dogs.

  5. easy rider says:

    maybe your mom can put a little bit snow in the freezer? it’s a nice souvenir of winter and you can enjoy it in july :o)

  6. Robin says:

    Hopefully you are right and that will put an end to this wintery weather. It finally got up to 40 degrees here yesterday and you would have thought it was summer here LOL Cinco and Manna can’t wait until the weather warms up enough to sit out on the balcony again.

  7. Well, living in Michigan, we are told to always expect snow until at LEAST April 15th…often, it has been until the first week of May. Methinks you are mistaken but am hoping you are right!

    • I hear you. And in NJ, we can get snow up until April as well. But I’m done. I’m declaring it over. I just hope Fate, Mother Nature and Mr. Murphy understand my logic. 😉

  8. Really hoping we had our last snow fall too!

  9. We had our one snow of the decade and it lasted about 24 hours. That’s enough for us southerners! LOL!

  10. Emma says:

    We have our paws crossed for a big blizzard, but this winter has been a real dud and it isn’t looking like it will change. Enjoy your snow.

  11. BOL!
    Your post was hilarious! I can relate totally. Sleet… if I NEVER hear that word again it will be all good. The video should be called Lilah’s Leap!
    It’s thawing here… I see ground! LeeAnna at not afraid of color

    • Thank you! If we would have just had regular snow, this winter would have been tolerable. But the sleet and freezing rain followed by more sleet and then snow and more freezing rain! Who wrote that script?

  12. That is definitely the snow to end the season with! lol Your dogs are adorable playing together in the snow. Mine still play in the snow, but not as much as they used as they have all mellowed out some. Our bitter cold temperatures don’t help either, even if they are all part Husky! lol They are all spoiled house dogs!

  13. Kia says:

    Lovely photos. I’m over the snow though and we don’t even get that much LOL but we did get some this year. I’m just ready for Spring! Yes, Simba enjoys playing outside, but in warmer weather.

  14. Yes, he does! We’re taking the dogs to the beach tomorrow.

  15. Jana Rade says:

    It’s starting to melt here too. Ugh. Now it’s going to be the time of up and down temperatures, which means crust on the snow and ice. Not my favorite at all.

  16. Maureen says:

    Living in Colorado you can expect snow really late in the year. It’s always changing and following it’s own schedule!

  17. Val Silver says:

    I’m hoping we’ve had the last snow of the season, but I know better. A little melting (especially for the deer) would be nice.

  18. Cathy Armato says:

    I don’t know about it being the LAST snowfall of the season – wishful thinking perhaps? Great photos, especially the one w/ all 3 of them sitting in the snow next to the tree – adorable!

  19. We hope it’s the last snow of the season…but you never know. Mother Nature likes to play tricks on us!

  20. Happy happy faces! This made me smile 🙂

  21. MattieDog says:

    “Lub” your post – it makes me feel all frisky and playful, I just get so excited in the snow! Seeing all your critters happy faces makes me smile – thank you for sharing your joy with us!

  22. Jen Gabbard says:

    Aww Tucker’s tail is going a mile a minute; and the noises are making Laika whine over here lol. It’s such a great feeling to know this winter is coming to an end, it was 30 today and it might even get up to 50 tomorrow. I sat on our picnic table for the first time in what felt like forever today, such a nice familiar feeling.

  23. Such a great read and photos , really enjoyed .
    As for me and my boy Odin we belong in Alaska and don’t want winter to end !
    Doggie kisses
    Jodi and Odin from Furry Philosophy

  24. meowmeowmans says:

    That surely does look like a great snow on which to end the season. All we can say is that we hope you’re right! 🙂

    Terrific pictures, by the way!

  25. I loved the video of your pups playing in the snow ~ they clearly enjoyed themselves 🙂

  26. MyDogLikes says:

    Yes, I am ready for this to be the last one. We broke 35 degrees for the first time in over a month today…It felt like spring and it was glorious!I hope that nature is not teasing me!

  27. Great snow pictures! I hope ours goes all away and doesn’t come back this year!

  28. That looks like a perfect last snow!

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