Monday, March 8, 2010

Images from my week....

Yes...more time in this stuff...still lovin' it! Get that ball! .....But, that's not all that's been going on....
Back at home..... Some time ago we posted a photo of this family spot, where many special gatherings have taken weddings, parties and many holidays. Well....
We're having our own 'Season of the Bobcat' of a different sorts....
The main house is going to become a new straw bale structure. The existing house was beautiful, but not in good condition at all.... So, demo has begun! A slow process, as windows and panels are being recycled and some will be used in the new structure. Quite exciting, but not a great place to be out and about running around... The crane taking out the bigger beams this past Friday....
Amazingly, it was just overcast, and not our usual downpour, as it has been for a few weeks now.
The lovely Inverness valley behind, makes for quite a backdrop to the construction crew (led by mom's brother, lead-contractor on this project).
Below was all that remained after the crane left. And, not long after, this section came down. Just memories of some really good times in the old house.
Quite a project starting here. It will be exciting to see things progress into a more energy efficient liveable structure...
So, we also made our weekend trip to the snow....ahhhhh, the SNOW! What's better than mom's glove!? I don't think she needs it. She's pretty tough.
Mom and I....reflection in the window on our morning walkie around the area.
We stopped by to check on Dad (left) with his 'jacket buddy' Frank on the right. Dad found a great deal on this jacket, but wasn't sure on the size, so ordered TWO!! He kept one and found that Frank fit the other and was in the market for a new jacket as well. How to tell the difference? :)
Below....back in The Cirque. This was the last weekend of the Master's Competition at Kirkwood.
Good grief! How do they pick a route!?
I am always up for helping with the post ski snacking....and someone tends to leave crumbs... Better than the Wubba sometimes! Nomnomnomnom... Wubba looks kind of lonely back there...
I ended up going back to my red squeeky ball... Ah! See you again soon!!


  1. Oh my goodness! So much happening in a week's time at your home! Taking apart and rebuilding a new home sounds so exciting!! And then you have more fun in the snow time! Envy, envy, envy!!
    We're now in the hill country of Texas, in Fredericksburg. It's been rather soggy, though not cold! Today we had sunshine break through the clouds! Yay! Then there's this "humidity" thing going on! What's up with that?!
    Belly rubs to you!

  2. Snow photos, snow on your blog...brrrr somebody fetch my heating pad.

  3. Your play on "Bobcat" was furry clever - furry, furry clever! Wow - that is some kind of progress! I didn't KNOW it was going to be a straw bale situation! In the early '90s, near Taos, NM, my mom introduced me to someone waay up on a mountain who was building a straw bale home - I'd never seen it before - it came out GREAT! And super energy efficient for both summer and winter! Wow - very cool! Speaking of which, I just love your pix and 'splainin' about some things I didn't know about! You have such a great time up there, Sierra! So jealous! Love that photo of you trying to gnaw a tiny bit of branch off its mother tree hehee! You are so cute, little one!
    Big Huggers xo

  4. Excellent photos. And don't listen to Twink - snow is great.

  5. I like the reflection picture of you and your Mom. And there is nothing better that a little stick connected to a big stick! What a crack up :) Your construction project looks amazing...

  6. Construction projects are always most exciting. Can't wait to see how yours turns out.


  7. Hi Sierra, boy have you been busy!!! Your pic's are beautiful there in the snow!!! That is some project going on, I hope you have been made some sort of project manager!!! BOL!!! Have a great week!!

    lotsa licks,


    What a great projekht!

    I know woo will do a pawesome job!

    Thanks fur sharing!

    We khan't wait to see more pikhs!

    Khyra & Khousin Merdie

  9. Hi, Sierra Rose!
    Sure you had an interesting week!
    The building project must be very nice!
    Let us know how it goes, ok?
    Kisses and hugs

  10. Siewwa Wose
    That snow still looks pawfect to me..especially wif you in it. It's so nice to have the memowies in a safe place like a heawt and then make a nice new place in that bootiful spot.
    you'we so lucky to be able to help wif post skiing snackies, heheh
    smoochie kisses till next time

  11. Love the bobcat reference! A straw bale house - now that will be very warm from what I understand. I'll be interested to hear as it progresses.

    It must be spring snow - corn snow - in the Sierra by now. Enjoy! We called it "Hero's snow" because we looked like such good skiers in it!

  12. Looks like you had some fun! Quite an active family you have. :)


  13. Wow, you have lots going on at your house. Where are you living in between? I like the idea of reusing windows.
    Very clever reflection picture. Please tell me that you don't ski down those dangerous places. Stay on the safe trails!!!

  14. Sounds like exciting changes! What do you think of all that, Sierra?
    I love seeing the snow. Ours is long gone...... it's been in the 50s and more..... sigh. Hopefully one of those wild Spring storms will rip across the prairie and bring us another blizzard soon. Ha roo!

  15. Ohhhhhh sweet Sierra.....
    You have been sooooooooooooooooo busy the last week!!!!!
    Taking apart and rebuilding a new home must be soooooooooooo exciting!!!!!
    And then you got snow again???
    We love love love your pics in the snow...
    We also love a lot playing with mommy's gloves....are such a funny toys!!!!
    And you and your dad on the bed are sooooo cute.....
    You live such in a beautiful place and we would love come with you on your camper!!!!!
    here today it's snowing a lot again.....
    awwwwwwwwwwwww......why you don't live here??
    So we could have fun together in the snow!!!!!
    Take care of you and your sweet humans!!!
    Sweet kisses and licks

  16. Construction project...memories...we don't really like all the loud noises.
    Looks like you got lots going on.

    Sam & June

  17. Wow, great snow, great photos and a big construction project underway! What a busy week! Looking forward to seeing the work progress!

    take care
    Clive and the NSLM

  18. We can't wait to see the new house. Lots of excitement going on there..
    Now the snow, that is so cool. We sure wish she had some of that stuff here..
    We did get some sunshine today but they are saying more rain tomorrow... yuckers..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  19. Building a new house - how exciting! Make sure they put dog doors in every wall! :)

  20. Wow, you are busy. How exciting that we get to watch your new home come together!

  21. You look so at home in the snow!!! Hugs Joey and Kealani

  22. J-E-A-L-O-U-S! All I have gotten to do is lay around the house this week because mom has been busy working. Wish I was there....

    Wags and kisses,

  23. WOW!! You have been one busy girl - we love your snow photos!!

    The Rocky Creek Gang

  24. Woof! Woof! Oh! My another SNOW adventure trip. Are you lucky. YAP I do agree with you ... red squeaky ball is better. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  25. Hi Sierra!

    Great snowy photos. We really enjoyed seeing the sights of your trip. You are such a traveler.

    -Fudgie, Princess & the Piappies

  26. Hey SR,
    Boy are things busy, busy, busy at your place. We still have just a little bit of our snow left but it should be all gone if temperatures stay in the 60s like they have been. You be careful and try to stay out of the way, at least a little bit.
    - TBH&K

  27. Wow, that sounds like one major project! Will you get to help too, Sierra Rose? You would make a great snoopervisor. Your snow is so beautiful - we are really missing ours.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  28. We just love that last picture, Sierra Rose! We can almost feel how soft your ear is!
    What a major project you're taking on! We hope you post updates!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  29. Great photos, looking forward to seeing the progress on the house. And what fun to redecorate!

  30. Love all that snow! Building a new house is a HUUUGE project - I'm thinking your peeps are going to need lots of golden love during the next few months! And wait to see the photos along the way.

  31. WOWZA! That is a LOT of snow! Ours is finally melting and we're happy to see it go!

    Momma wants to know if you need help - or would like to change - your blog background. Would you like her to put the little Golden puppy with the rose back or maybe something else? All you have to do is ask...she'd be happy to help!


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