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Monday Mischief: Pink Snow

We love the pink snow when it falls. It looks like the white stuff put it isn’t cold. We don’t know if Charles ever saw pink snow before because he tried to eat it. Pink snow makes us happy. Do you have pink snow? This is our friend Amy’s yard (she’s a yellow lab). She has lots of trees that line her drive. We only have one cherry tree and it is little and get’s white flowers, not pink. Pink snow is slippery and Mommy worries that we are going to slip. Mommy always worries.

What kind of mischief did you get into today?

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on April 24, 2017 in Dogs

 

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Black and White Sunday: Goddess of Spring

Queen Noel – the goddess of Spring

Have a wonderful SUNday!

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This is part of the Black and White Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks to Dachshund Nola and Sugar for hosting.

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Posted by on March 26, 2017 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: 100 Year Spring

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Mom had her long-Janes (thermal underwear) on because it was 18 degrees F (-8 C) out, but Mother Nature has been fooling us with warm days and nights all winter. February was the warmest month ever in the Mid-Atlantic and the weather people say this is the earliest spring in over 100 years. The cherry blossoms are out, and they are predicting the National cherry blossoms (in Washington DC – 50 miles away) will peak around March 14 (usually they peak in April). That is just crazy!

Mom is trying to teach Charles how to sit with us for her famous Picture Moments. He does not listen to any commands and while we sit so beautifully and wait for her (applause and treats for Louise and me), he goes and goes and goes. Mom just keeps picking him up and putting him in between us until she can get a shot of all 3 of us together. Maybe by next Xmas he will get what he is supposed to do.

Forsythia, azalea, daffodils, crocus, cherry blossom, and hellebore. Even the maples are budding. Oh my! Official spring is still 3 weeks away.

What kind of mischief did you get into today? – Sofie Bear (the poser)

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on March 6, 2017 in Dogs

 

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DogDaz Zoo: Saint Brigid’s Day

Today we are celebrating Imbolc or Imbolg (pronounced i-MOLG), also called (Saint) Brigid’s Day. It is a Gaelic traditional festival marking the beginning of spring. Most commonly it is held on 1 February, or about halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. Here at DogDaz Zoo we take any and every reason to have a party!

Noel Spring 14

Saint Brigid please bring the flowers and the birds soon.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤

 
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Posted by on February 1, 2017 in Cats

 

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Monday Mischief: Life is Ruff

Osprey Sand

Sand is so cool. Especially when you have a triple coat of fur like I do. The Osprey platform disintegrated in the water after all these years, so the Sea Eagles moved to the tree over the boat ramp. Mom Osprey does not like that we dogs were playing around her tree trunk. Dad Osprey swooped us, but our Mom was not fast enough with her camera to get a good picture. Life on the river is RUFF..

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Posted by on June 27, 2016 in Birds, Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: Happy Plants & Smelly Dogs

Iris May 2016

Sometimes we think that Mom thinks we are just statues to sit in the garden with her flowers. It has been raining for 15 straight days now, so getting out, even for a little while, is worth it.  Mom had a good crop of iris this year.  There is only one peach colored iris amongst the bunch.  With so much rain everything is green and soggy.  That makes for happy plants, Mom says. And smelly dogs.

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Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Dogs

 

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Monday Mischief: 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds.

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Did you know that this is the earliest spring in our lives. That’s right, thanks to a leap year weirdness the equinox is 2 days earlier (March 19 or 20 depending on your timezone) than it used to be. According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac equinoxes and solstices are happening earlier and earlier every year because of how leap year is calculated. When I was little it was always March 21st, this year it was on March 19. That means this was the earliest spring since 1896.

I will let The Almanac explain Why Spring Begins Early This Year

It all happens because the number of days in a year isn’t even. A year lasts 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds. Call it 365.2422 days. If only the year were 11 minutes longer, or 365.25000 days, we could simply add one day every fourth year and take care of the fraction forever.

But because Earth spins a hair less than 365 ¼ times per year, we must sometimes omit that extra once‑every‑four‑year day, and that’s what creates all this fussing. Skip three leap years every four centuries and you’re accurate to one day in about 3300 years. (We even deal with THAT little glitch by skipping February 29 in the year 4000.)

A calendar that doesn’t accurately divide days into the year starts going weirdly out of sync. Seasons start happening at odd times. In the previous Julian calendar (where all century years were leap years) the annual 11‑minute error accumulated to where equinoxes were happening around March 11. The Easter Bunny was hopping around in the snow!

The present calendar takes care of everything. This leap year will make 2016 have the earliest seasons of our lives (thus far!).

But Louise and Sofie don’t know that spring was early.  They just want to chase the ducks.  Have a great day!

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Posted by on April 4, 2016 in Fish

 

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