Paying attention

As the sun sets

Trailing behind a scarf reflected in the water –

Breathe in and out.

And pay attention to the those small golden moments.

If there is something Oscar has taught me, it is this:

The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention to the small details of life.

Oscar -sunset copy

For more golden moments, please visit: Skywatch.

Summer is short and the sun calling my name, so linking up to: Camera Critters.

107 responses

  1. Wow, lovely capture. This is truly a golden moment. Love your Oscar! Have a happy weekend!

    July 4, 2013 at 13:59

  2. Great picture. And I think that the title would make a nice blog name!!

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

    PS: I think I may have to get a dog!

    July 4, 2013 at 14:06

  3. bobbushell

    Oscar is really a true friend, he is lovely/

    July 4, 2013 at 14:16

  4. pay attention should be out mantra….there is so much to see and take in in our world…so much magic we miss on a day to day basis….

    July 4, 2013 at 14:18

  5. Reblogged this on per mare… and commented:
    Can’t get any better than this…just perfect.

    July 4, 2013 at 14:19

  6. Absolutely love it!

    July 4, 2013 at 14:29

  7. You have the most gorgeous sunsets! Oscar is a wonderful friend and companion. We should all take his advice and enjoy those golden moments.

    July 4, 2013 at 14:32

  8. To have a lovely and wise companion like Oscar sure makes life happier and worthwhile. Lovely post wit yet another stunning photo, lady Fi!

    July 4, 2013 at 14:39

  9. How truly and lovely he led to this view! Wonderful perspective

    July 4, 2013 at 14:42

  10. Wow, Beautiful reflection during sunset! looking amazing. Indeed, Oscar is best friend and love it.

    July 4, 2013 at 15:00

  11. Pat

    Beautiful post!

    July 4, 2013 at 15:10

  12. Lovely as always!

    July 4, 2013 at 15:48

  13. What a perfect image!!! The beauty of the sunset, the serenity of the lake, and a dog!!! What more could you ask for!!!

    July 4, 2013 at 15:49

  14. A marvelous shot again. So beautiful and romantic !
    Best regards Synnöve

    July 4, 2013 at 16:19

  15. Gorgeous image!

    July 4, 2013 at 16:24

  16. The addition of a lovely dog really makes this photograph special. Wonderful!

    July 4, 2013 at 16:32

  17. This is another stunning photo, so beautiful.

    July 4, 2013 at 16:41

  18. Oscar is very wise, and your photo is gorgeous!

    July 4, 2013 at 16:49

  19. I have feeling Oscar could teach us a lot. This is a marvelous photo.

    July 4, 2013 at 16:57

  20. Don

    I’d love to know what Oscar is looking at.

    July 4, 2013 at 17:46

  21. We could all learn to enjoy from Oscar and such awesome beauty and wonderful skies he found here!! Gorgeous capture for the day!!

    July 4, 2013 at 18:00

  22. Indeed…the one special gift we can all enjoy is to live within and enjoy the moment. I really love the photo.

    July 4, 2013 at 18:04

  23. I think it’s time you start putting a book together with your photographs- the Zen of Oscar. Cheers, Danette

    July 4, 2013 at 18:58

  24. Wow! gorgeous composition.

    July 4, 2013 at 19:58

  25. Love Oscar’s beautiful plumy tail!

    July 4, 2013 at 20:13

  26. the sunset is gorgeous, but that is one handsome dog!!!

    July 4, 2013 at 20:13

  27. Another beautiful photo…the scarf of sunset trailing through the water :-)

    July 4, 2013 at 20:31

  28. Ahhh, those special moments! :-) Your dog really knows how to pick them. Many thanks for the beautiful photo.

    Greetings from London.

    July 4, 2013 at 22:08

  29. beautiful sunset. :)

    July 4, 2013 at 22:17

  30. The perfection of the moment exemplified…perfectly.

    July 4, 2013 at 22:43

  31. So peaceful and beautiful.

    July 4, 2013 at 22:56

  32. And those small things are not small at all – and frequently very beautiful. Gorgeous scene – thank you to you and to Oscar.

    July 4, 2013 at 23:11

  33. Wonderful sunset, beautiful picture!

    July 5, 2013 at 00:06

  34. Gorgeous! Do you get the feeling your dog appreciates beauty? My dogs are oblivious to it.

    July 5, 2013 at 00:19

  35. A beautifully serene scene, Fi. Your comment is a timely reminder: in the crazy pace of life it is so easy not to slow down and enjoy golden moments (… and I’m retired!) – but then again, photography does help one to do just that. Thanks for sharing your wonderful photography and gorgeous Oscar with us again.

    July 5, 2013 at 02:07

  36. jenmuddybootdreams

    A gorgeous moment in your life, and Oscars. What a sunset…

    Jen

    July 5, 2013 at 04:04

  37. Gorgeous, Fiona. You are right… Let’s pay attention the small things in life… They matter!!!!!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

    July 5, 2013 at 04:24

  38. Beautiful photo!!

    July 5, 2013 at 04:27

  39. Rahul

    Worth paying attention to small things!

    July 5, 2013 at 04:40

  40. Sometimes it is hard to believe Oscar is a boy…did I say that? He pays attention to the details…what man does this? Smile…

    July 5, 2013 at 05:43

  41. Beautiful!!!

    July 5, 2013 at 07:02

  42. Oscar the one and only sky watching dog.

    July 5, 2013 at 07:49

  43. Beautiful…

    July 5, 2013 at 08:33

  44. Sublime picture and words!

    July 5, 2013 at 08:34

  45. Beautiful sunset photo, nice colors and reflections

    July 5, 2013 at 08:35

  46. Wonderful light and atmosphere!

    July 5, 2013 at 08:57

  47. You are right :it’s the little, modest things which are most important in life. This sunset however is not a modest little thing, it is very awsome!

    July 5, 2013 at 09:09

  48. Så sant, så sant …. vakkert stemningsbilde!

    Ha en super helg!

    Irene

    July 5, 2013 at 09:10

  49. That is indeed one wonderful lesson to learn, many thanks to Oscar! :)
    My Yatra Diary…

    July 5, 2013 at 10:14

  50. Beautiful capture! and perfect words!

    July 5, 2013 at 10:28

  51. What a glorious sunset, even your dog is fascinated by it, I think. :-)
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

    July 5, 2013 at 12:37

  52. I love Oscar!

    July 5, 2013 at 13:23

  53. Oscar is very wise. And very beautiful!

    July 5, 2013 at 13:27

  54. Serene scenery and great capture, as always.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

    July 5, 2013 at 13:35

  55. Oscar is a great teacher.

    July 5, 2013 at 13:38

  56. That is such a glorious scene. One to give you faith in the world and hope for the future.

    July 5, 2013 at 13:44

  57. Magical! “The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention to the small details of life.” What a fabulous quote and so true.
    Denise
    An English Girl Rambles

    July 5, 2013 at 13:53

  58. I feel he is about to salute…

    July 5, 2013 at 14:18

  59. Very special moment you captured for all time.

    July 5, 2013 at 14:33

  60. Oscar is a special dog. You have it exactly right, it is the small details and pleasures that are the best.

    July 5, 2013 at 15:05

  61. Oscar sets a great example, beautiful image. :)

    July 5, 2013 at 15:09

  62. Beautiful!

    July 5, 2013 at 15:18

  63. Rufina

    Beautiful, smart dog. Wise owner! :)

    July 5, 2013 at 15:54

  64. Gorgeous sky, and what a wonderful silhouette of that handsome fella!

    July 5, 2013 at 16:00

  65. Wonderful and peaceful moment. Oscar enhances the beauty of your photo.
    Thanks for dropping by :)

    July 5, 2013 at 16:30

  66. I love these shots of Oscar and the lake. They are like poetry. :)

    July 5, 2013 at 17:23

  67. Oscar appears to know how to ‘stop and smell the roses’! A serene moment captured –kudos.

    July 5, 2013 at 17:37

  68. Like Oscar, I absorb the scene – it’s a magical one.

    July 5, 2013 at 18:09

  69. Oscar is shown here in all of his glory! He makes so many moments magic!

    July 5, 2013 at 18:27

  70. Excellent picture, these images always delight :) Regards

    July 5, 2013 at 18:49

  71. I always love seeing your Oscar :) I’ve found that animals are really great teachers.

    July 5, 2013 at 18:59

  72. Wonderful! Love the colors and most of all your Oscar! ;)

    July 5, 2013 at 21:26

  73. Lovely.
    Oscar was a Guru in his last life. Xxx LOVE.

    July 6, 2013 at 00:19

  74. Al

    Oscar always looks so happy – we could learn a lot from dogs.

    July 6, 2013 at 01:41

  75. Such a beautiful post. Thank you so much for sharing.

    July 6, 2013 at 05:33

  76. He is one-of-a-kind. Love that last photo!

    July 6, 2013 at 06:28

  77. Beautiful! Oscar is Always a great model!

    July 6, 2013 at 11:36

  78. What a beautiful and peaceful moment! Stunning capture!

    July 6, 2013 at 12:15

  79. indrani

    Wow! Look so good!

    July 6, 2013 at 15:00

  80. Wow is right ~ the dog and sky are awesome photography! ~ Happy Weekend ^_^

    Thanks for ‘visiting’ ~ ^_^

    July 6, 2013 at 16:11

  81. Magnificent moment captured beautifully!

    July 6, 2013 at 16:15

  82. Came here again from CC. Oscar is a perfect model!

    July 6, 2013 at 19:28

  83. HOW

    What an amazing click ! You are right, the beauty of life lies in those small moments.

    July 6, 2013 at 19:55

  84. Jim

    Marvellous shot.

    July 6, 2013 at 20:28

  85. wow..great capture…i like it

    July 7, 2013 at 00:37

  86. Spectacular! I love Oscar’s wisdom: “The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention to the small details of life.”

    July 7, 2013 at 02:42

  87. Thanks to you and Oscar for this invaluable golden moment.

    July 7, 2013 at 04:39

  88. Beautiful !!

    July 7, 2013 at 05:33

  89. Magnificent This beautiful proud dog looking at paradise

    July 7, 2013 at 09:02

  90. Serene and enchanting! Yes wisdom lies in awareness.

    July 7, 2013 at 11:19

  91. WOW, wonderful!!!
    Magical scene.

    July 7, 2013 at 12:36

  92. I love your photos. Oscar is a sweetie! I appreciate how you put your URL in all of your comments. Well done!

    July 7, 2013 at 13:19

  93. What a beautiful shot! Oscar is beautiful! Nice to be visiting you again. I’ve been away from blogging for a while now. Trying my hand again :)

    July 7, 2013 at 17:32

  94. Lovely shot of Oscar admiring the pretty colours of the sunset.

    July 7, 2013 at 19:04

  95. JM

    Your dog seems to enjoy those beautiful colours as much as we do! :-)

    July 7, 2013 at 22:09

  96. Such an amazing photo of your dog. He looks so serene!

    July 8, 2013 at 00:54

  97. What a stunning photo of Oscar and the sunset..beautiful! :)

    July 8, 2013 at 05:49

  98. joannajenkins50

    My husband and I are debating getting a dog. Every time I see a photo of Oscar I show him and say “If I could have a great dog like this, I’d have one in a heartbeat.”
    xo jj

    July 8, 2013 at 07:13

  99. He is standing there so beautiful, perfect silhouette on a gorgeous sky

    July 8, 2013 at 08:29

  100. A perfect teacher for a lesson we all should take to heart.

    July 8, 2013 at 21:15

  101. daryledelstein

    so tranquil

    July 9, 2013 at 20:26

  102. Pat

    It’s not just the beautiful scene that makes this a great photo. It’s the moment! You caught the perfect moment…
    Love it!

    July 10, 2013 at 02:04

  103. Joe

    This is a beautiful shot.

    July 19, 2013 at 15:01

  104. What a great image…so many stories could be told!

    July 23, 2013 at 01:23

  105. That is just such a beautiful photo – I would buy that!!

    August 3, 2013 at 05:40

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