Holy cow, can you believe it’s Friday? Where has this week gone? There’s just a couple of weeks until “Santa Paws” brings goodies to all good dogs. Sorry Elsa…I’m sure there’s some category whereby Santa might still bring you something other than coal, then again, you’d probably eat that as well. At any rate, welcome to this week’s edition of Nature Friday where we join our pals, Rosy, Sunny and Jakey from LLB in Our Backyard.
This week had me being busier than a North Pole elf this time of year with meetings, holiday related preparations and tons things to handle that have kept me from really being able to check out most of the nature around the ‘Hood, but I have begun to notice a lot of seasonal decor popping up that seems “nature inspired.” Surely that counts, right? Anyway, let’s set the Wayback Machine for yesterday’s afternoon errand run and see some of the more interesting ones, shall we?
A pop-up Christmas tree lot opened nearby and as expected, with a much smaller inventory of trees and wreaths. Supply and demand rule everything these days. There was a decent supply of holiday decor which piggybacked nicely when paired with trees. I rather liked these lighted orbs.
One aspect of nature inspired sightings has been several ‘woodland creatures’ showing up throughout the neighborhood. Do these inflatables count as elements of nature?
Can you say PSSST?
The fingernail moon has been appearing in the southern skies this week and has nicely silhouetted tree branches at sunset.
Last night on the way to meet up with a friend, I came across a ‘snowflake’ landscape near her house. It reminded me of one thing what’s been sorely missing this holiday season. It also made me think I need to tour the neighborhood after dark to see other installations. Seeing them always brightens my spirits even if things are dry as an old bone.
When we woke this morning I was actually able to see a real slice of nature, at least I think it’s real. It’s been so long I’m not sure what it actually is, perhaps you can identify it for me?
The forecast called for a slight chance of snow today, but Denver’s heart has been disappointed too often lately so I wasn’t exactly hopeful since skies were quite clear last night but any precipitation would be welcome at this point. Imagine my surprise waking up to this, though not nearly as surprised as the Ranch Hands. Norman was particularly unimpressed but I reassured him the weekend should see temps returning back to the 50-60F’s. His reaction was less than impressed with an audible sigh/hrumph. Apparently dogs cannot imagine the future, unless it takes the shape of a tasty treat. Take comfort sweet boy, when we participate at tomorrow’s OES Rescue event and fundraiser, I promise you’ll enjoy the weather a whole lot more. Plus, I reminded him, there would be lots of people and tasty snacks. That piqued his attention and prompted a little butt wiggle.
Here’s hoping you have a ‘pawsome’ weekend and can break away more than I did this week to enjoy some of Mother Nature’s lovelier sights.
Live, love, bark! 🐾