On ice… just

It’s the time of year that canines and humans alike long for: the disappearance of the ice on the lake.

Oscar decided to investigate gingerly…

Nope – it’s still there.

The ice along the shore has melted leaving plenty of water

For a handsome dog to admire his reflection in.

A little further along, the blazing sun beckons

Us to play in its golden rays.

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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63 responses

  1. I really love that last picture, Fiona. Your beautiful dog is the colour of sunshine. My dog (being a Princess) doesn’t do water, which is a pity as it looks as though your doggy is having so much fun.

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    April 16, 2011 at 15:52

  2. Gorgeous!

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    April 16, 2011 at 15:53

  3. Cool captures with reflections.

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    April 16, 2011 at 15:56

  4. Such beautiful reflections – I can feel the sunshine all the way here!

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    April 16, 2011 at 15:57

  5. One

    Wow! These are the best photos I’ve seen!!! He looks very much like my Goldee girl. My girl has fallen into this sort of stream before…while chasing some critter. She swam back and I had to give her a good bath.

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    April 16, 2011 at 16:01

  6. What great images. šŸ™‚ And, a gorgeous dog!

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    April 16, 2011 at 16:10

  7. love the last shot with the reflection šŸ™‚

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    April 16, 2011 at 16:13

  8. What a sweetie he is. Love that first shot!

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    April 16, 2011 at 16:20

  9. Your dog is just beautiful and so are his reflections. Awesome images.

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    April 16, 2011 at 16:49

  10. Good series!! Boom is not a water fan. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    April 16, 2011 at 16:55

  11. Really gorgeous shots!

    You brightened my day with these.
    Thank you.

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    April 16, 2011 at 17:05

  12. He just has the best life!

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    April 16, 2011 at 17:07

  13. …and I love your blog and your photography!!

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    April 16, 2011 at 17:09

  14. What a gorgeous day! The reflection of your dog in the water is great. I am becoming so envious of your camera!!! šŸ™‚

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    April 16, 2011 at 17:58

  15. ahh, think i will stick to the sun…such a beautiful dog…

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    April 16, 2011 at 18:03

  16. SandySays1

    Great pics! Frameable. I’ve never seen ice so I can only imagine.
    Sandy
    http://www.sandysays1.wordpress.com

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    April 16, 2011 at 18:41

  17. all superb images and loved the last quote the best!

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    April 16, 2011 at 20:00

  18. It looks like Oscar is playing with his reflection!

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    April 16, 2011 at 20:22

  19. And he really is a very handsome dog!

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    April 16, 2011 at 20:26

  20. Your photos are great. I used to have an English Springer an could not keep away from water either.

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    April 16, 2011 at 21:15

  21. I agree with Marie, Fiona. Oscar is just like sunshine, and so is his reflection. Your photos are so beautiful!
    I also agree with your quote from Emerson.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

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    April 16, 2011 at 22:14

  22. what warm golden tones in both your Oscar and the landscape…lovely! the last with the reflection is awesome!

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    April 16, 2011 at 22:33

  23. lilalia

    I thought the ice and snow had disappeared. How did you get the flowers and springtime photos when there is still signs of winter there?

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    April 16, 2011 at 23:27

    • Only a tiny bit of ice out on the lake! None on the ground…

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      April 17, 2011 at 07:16

  24. Now, that is what I call beauty!

    Please come and see my critter post. Have a great weekend!

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    April 16, 2011 at 23:32

  25. That last photo of him and his reflection is just gorgeous — full of life and joy. I love your dog!

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    April 17, 2011 at 00:10

  26. >For a handsome dog to admire his reflection in.

    Ha ha… Oscar is definitely narcissistic!
    How long does he spend in his bathroom everyday?

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    April 17, 2011 at 01:25

    • LOL – actually, he is a very shy and modest dog who just loves playing around in water…

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      April 17, 2011 at 07:12

  27. These are wonderful pictures of your beautiful dog enjoying the water. Hopefully it will soon warm enough that all the ice is gone.

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    April 17, 2011 at 01:29

  28. Lovely reflections and words šŸ™‚

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    April 17, 2011 at 01:30

  29. Wren

    With that handsome face, no surprise he likes to look at his reflection.

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    April 17, 2011 at 01:49

  30. marina

    wonderful pictures!!!!
    beautiful colors….
    gorgeous dog šŸ™‚

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    April 17, 2011 at 02:16

  31. Jim

    Beautiful dog! Love the photos too!

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    April 17, 2011 at 02:30

  32. He is such a handsome dog. Love the last photo in particular.

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    April 17, 2011 at 03:17

  33. Everything is just beautiful here: your dog, his hair color, his actions, his joy, his reflections on the water, the sound of water he makes after thawing, the warmth of the sun…, and your love I see through your lenz. I’ve seen many pictures of the dogs as a dog lover, the last image is my favorite, NO.1!

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    April 17, 2011 at 04:12

  34. The photos are great, especially the last one.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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    April 17, 2011 at 05:05

  35. Nice pictures in this magnificent river with beautiful reflections of the dog. Wonderful

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    April 17, 2011 at 05:52

  36. love the third picture. It’s beautiful reflection!

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    April 17, 2011 at 10:10

  37. wow! you still have ice? beautiful as always!!
    xxx

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    April 17, 2011 at 11:44

  38. You still have ice, cool captures with reflections.

    Very nice light, colorful photos

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    April 17, 2011 at 14:04

  39. That dog was meant to soak up sunlight.. so beautiful.

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    April 17, 2011 at 15:05

  40. Beautiful shots. He is having fun all the time.

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    April 17, 2011 at 15:22

  41. the light in your photos is just astonishing. so beautiful.

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    April 17, 2011 at 17:21

  42. What a handsome canine–doing what dogs do best.
    Thanks for sharing and happy week!

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    April 17, 2011 at 18:08

  43. Beautiful reflection photo, that last one. You must be much further north than I am!

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    April 17, 2011 at 18:28

  44. Great reflections LadyFi

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    April 17, 2011 at 18:47

  45. Very good Oscar…always gingerly check the ice to keep from breaking through. Your reflection is gorgeous just like you…funny eh!

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    April 17, 2011 at 19:01

  46. your pup is so smart to be ginger about it. I have a friend who worries that her dog will run out on the ice and fall through in the spring thaw. Lovely light in your photos.

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    April 17, 2011 at 19:54

  47. god is that sunlight on his coat gorgeous.

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    April 17, 2011 at 21:52

  48. Photos of Oscar always put a smile on my face – dear dog that he is. I like the little splash he’s making with his paw in the open water of the first shot. And, of course that last shot with 2 Oscars is hard to beat!

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    April 17, 2011 at 23:27

  49. PS I love that Emerson quote, too, and believe that it’s true.

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    April 17, 2011 at 23:28

  50. awesome pics… love the tenderness in the first one.

    hope you are enjoying your weekend. one love.

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    April 17, 2011 at 23:48

  51. these shots glorified my day,
    uplifted my soul

    Warm Aloha from Honolulu

    Comfort Spiral

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    April 18, 2011 at 03:36

  52. All beautiful Fi. However, the third one is mesmerazing- King Midas would be so pleased with it… Golden perfection captured in a photo!!

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    April 18, 2011 at 03:51

  53. Fi, that’s a fun dog. I bet its your best mate – Dave

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    April 18, 2011 at 12:19

  54. Oscar is so cute!

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    April 18, 2011 at 13:02

  55. JM

    This is such a cute series and the light is beautiful, as always.

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    April 18, 2011 at 16:32

  56. Beautiful light, colors, and reflections. šŸ™‚

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    April 18, 2011 at 22:00

  57. You have a beautiful dog and he takes such good pics! I have an English Golden. They are such sweeties!

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    April 19, 2011 at 13:59

  58. That last pic with the reflection is AMAZING!!!!! Could be the cover of a doggie calendar!

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    April 19, 2011 at 14:06

  59. Oscar looks so beautiful in the sunshine..spring finally:)

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    April 21, 2011 at 05:58

  60. Gotta love a golden retriever.

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    May 4, 2011 at 03:44

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