First snow of 2017

Maggie & Pepe check out the Meramec river during the first snowfall of 2017

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Does Pepe have a bad case of dandruff?  No, silly!  Actually, do dogs even get dandruff?  Hmmm.  In any case, all that white stuff on Pepe’s head and neck is our first snow of 2017, decorating his fur.

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According to Aristotle, nature abhors a vacuum and after all the holiday decor around here was packed away Tuesday night, I guess Mother Nature decided to do a little brightening up of her own to fill the void.  These sycamore seed balls are the perfect natural ornament, all spruced up with snow!

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Maggie had fun on a hike to the Meramec river with me on Thursday morning.  It’s so peaceful in the winter down at the bottom of our hills. Plus, there are plenty of squirrels to chase this year, so we both stayed entertained.

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But somehow I think Pepe and Maggie both long for the day when we will have another tasting room and they can beg for treats instead of tromp through the snow with me!

Hope you are enjoying a peaceful, scenic start to 2017.