Posts tagged “golden retriever

Honey glow

I don’t seem to be able to get enough

Of our late evening honey glow!

Golden light

It pours like warm syrup

Over water and jetty.

Bonding

It bathes Oscar

As he enjoys the view;

Oscar

And dances on golden feet

Over the lovely clover.

(I lay down in a patch of nettles to take this photo!)

Clover copy

 

For more honey, please visit: Skywatch.


Golden glow

Sometimes

All you need to see

Is the fiery golden glow of a sunset

To realize how magnificent life really is.

Glowing sunset dog copy

For more golden moments, please visit: Skywatch.


Gold(en) medal performance

Synchronized diving …

Oscar and Ruby show how it’s done!

Synchronized swimming

Little note: I won’t be able to reply to your comments, but I do cherish each and every one of them!

For more golden moments, please visit: Saturday’s Critters


Lavender skies

There is nothing as magnificent

As those big lavender and gold skies –

Big purple and gold sky copy

And the total joy

Of two dogs running through the purple:

Living as if someone left the gate open.

Purple sunset copy

For more royal skies, please visit: Skywatch.


In with the old and the new

Out with the old and in with the new?

Yes, out with old worries, grudges and bad habits

As long as you’re not replacing them with new ones.

As for us, we have something new for the New Year –

Meet Ruby, Oscar’s great-granddaughter.

We’re fostering her for a few months before she’s due to go off to the breeders again for another litter of puppies.

Ruby copy

As for the old –

Well, Oscar makes life golden with his sweet, white face

And humour and grace.

He doesn’t really have white hair – these are his wisdom highlights!

Wishing you all a new year filled with light, strength, beauty, good health and laughter.

Oscar

For more good wishes, please visit: Our World Tuesday.


Making a splash

Please indulge me as I carry on with Oscar’s birthday tribute:

He turned 11 at the weekend, which is a good age for a dog his size.

Whatever he does, he does wholeheartedly –

Birthday boy copy

Seizing the moment

And filling it with joy.

Shake copy

A lesson we could all learn from.

Roll

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Sky with a large helping of dog

To celebrate Oscar’s 11th birthday,

Oscar sunset

I’m showing some classic summer sunsets over our lake

Oscar -sunset copy

Decorated, of course, with an extra big helping

Of dog.

Oscar_jetty copy

For more doggone skies, please go to: Skywatch.


Frosted dog

The cooler weather has given Oscar a new lease of life.

He’s always ready to play a game of ball…

Play with me copy

Look at those ears flapping in the autumn sunshine –

“We have lift off!” they seem to be saying.

Frosty dog copy

Another fun game is hiding in the leaves

And hoping I won’t be able to find him.

Hiding

For more playful creatures, please visit: Camera Critters.

(We’ll be out in the autumn sun, so please excuse me if I don’t get around to visiting you all this weekend.)


Ode to autumn

Leaves quietly cover a forest path.

Oscar leads the way…

Leafy Path

Around the bend, we come across the perfection

Of clouds, warm stone church and the flaming torches

Of the trees.

Panorama copy

The churchyard is ablaze with colour;

Leaves crunch underfoot.

Path

The warm red of the priest’s shed

Matches the leaves.

Wooden hut

Time to head home

Under the canopy of a dramatic sky.

Moody tractor

Oscar is more than happy with his walk –

For this is the radiant joy that is autumn.

Oscar

For more fall foliage and other stories, please visit: Our World.


Dragon sky

The autumn equinox rushed in

Like a ragged brow across the sky;

Ragged brow

A dragon breathing fire clouds

Of orange and rain.

Dragon

The strange light in the sky

Pulled us up the hill

Dog

To witness the sight of purple turmoil in the sky

In contrast to the calm surface of the lake.

(A few seconds later, the heavens opened

And a gale force wind started blowing

Making us dash for home in a whirlwind

Of laughter and leaves.)

Purple rain

For more amazing skies, please visit: Skywatch.


Swirl

When dawn breaks

In a purple swirl

Swirl

And the promise of

A beautiful day –

Cloudy dawn

Then the best thing to do

Is say thank you

And dive right into the present.

Jump Oscar cloud

For more gifts, please visit: Skywatch.

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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.


On the ranch

There’s nowhere better to be

Than on the ranch on a hot summer’s day.

My hot dog, Oscar, and I can just hang out

Oscar and horse

And friends are always willing to give him a hug.

Oscar and spade

You can meet beautiful horses

Not afraid to roll in the mud

Indiana

And, best of all, children can find

Good friends willing to share

The same hairstyle

And the same intense look of friendship.

Arc and Kickan

For more friendly creatures, please visit: Camera Critters.


Smell the flowers

Summer is here with its sun, its rain

And its beauty.

Time to enjoy the present, be outside more

And smell the flowers.

(This means I might not be able to visit you at the weekend.

But, as always, your warmth and comments are always much appreciated.)

Smell the flowers copy

For more fragrant posts, please visit: Camera Critters.


Say it with flowers

Is there a more delightful sight

Than a happy dog

In flowers?

Oscar in dandies

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The golden

Come sit with us a while –

You don’t need to speak –

It’s enough to let our hearts swell

With golden joy.

Oscar on jetty copy

For more golden moments, please visit: Skywatch.


Wispy ears and love

Everyone should have a loyal friend –

With or without wispy ears –

Oscar - wispy ears

To share a sunset with.

Oscar - sunset

For more heart-warming shots, please visit: Camera Critters.


Putting winter on ice

The lake is now water

And the cold spring is just waiting to burst into flower and warmth (sometime soon, I hope).

But before that, I wanted to post one of my favourite photos from this winter.

The purple sunset over the iced over lake

And Oscar looking majestic.

Oscar on ice

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Tentative spring

It’s still cold here

And there’s ice on the lake.

O and flower

But Oscar took me for a walk

To find the first tentative signs

Of spring.

Oscar and snowdrops

For more hope, please visit: Camera Critters.

I’m fighting a heavy cold so please excuse me if I don’t get round to visiting you.


There’s snow place like winter

As winter slowly slowly melts away…

It’s good to look back and see it was a good year for snow noses –

Snow on nose

And snow moustaches.

Oscar-purple ball copy

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Snow face

No matter who you are

Or what you look like,

Squirrel copy

A bad hair day can be much improved

By adding some extra sparkle and snow!

Snow face

I’m off to Paris with my daughter for a few days, so please excuse me if I don’t visit you.

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Expectancy

You never know what might be waiting for you

Over the brow of that hill you’re struggling to climb;

(Can you see Oscar waiting for me?)

Oscar waiting

Or what small delights await

Around the corner.

Wait for me

Please forgive me if I don’t get around to visiting you this weekend.

We’re having problems with the Internet, which makes it incredibly slow and painful to visit blogs at the moment.

In the meantime, pay a visit to: Camera Critters.


The pink dog

You’ve heard of pink elephants, haven’t you?

Let me introduce you to Oscar,

The pink dog!

This was taken during a very pink sunrise early one morning

When my world was … well…

Tickled pink.

Pink dog_S

For more colourful pets, please visit: Camera Critters.


There’s snow business like snow business

Life doesn’t get much better than this:

Freezing mornings with glitter and diamonds;

Diamonds and dog

A good long walk in the thick snow

And plenty of play and smiles.

No one snows this better than Oscar.

(OK – I know I’m on thin ice here, so snow more puns!)

Smiling in snow copy

For more happy animals, please visit: Camera Critters.


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