Happy New Year!

We had a great time with family for Christmas, including a trip up to the snow, which was only about 20 minutes east of us since the level had dropped to 1500 feet, pretty low for coastal California. I may have to try some winter landscapes, not something I’ve painted much due to almost never being around snow.

Niki the collie loved it all- being surrounded by people who love him and his first experience of snow. His main interest seemed to be eating as much of it as I’d let him.

Snowy morning on Hwy. 299 at Lord Ellis summit
Snowy morning on Hwy. 299 at Lord Ellis summit
Niki and I in the snow
Niki and I in the snow
Niki and the Christmas tree
Niki and the Christmas tree; just back from the groomer and lookin' fluffy!
Niki with a favorite toy.
Niki with a favorite toy. We 'heart' collies!

ALL THE BEST IN 2009!