The weather forecast was right - we awoke to snow this morning in Iowa! I was still surprised to see it.
For me it was the first time to see snow in at least 8 years. For Kiki, it was the first time in her life. She went out this morning and stopped at the edge of the snow sniffing it suspiciously then carefully walked out a few steps before wanting to come back! After a second time out, she was totally fine and running around as usual chasing me down a hill while I went sledding for the first time in ages.
Later in the afternoon I drove on snow for the first time in my life and we went to downtown West Branch to see how the scenery transforms when snow covered. It looks as beautiful as expected.
We walked around the park and creek we have often done before with the crunch of the snow under foot and paw and the drip, drip, drip of the already starting to melt snow from the bare tree branches overhead. That moon door above is to an outhouse of the two-room tiny cottage President Hoover was born in!
For a lifelong Florida dog, Kiki took to snow right away! Amazing her paws were ok and not a shiver to be seen!