Shaking rainbows

The summer cottage that we have hired for six months was drenched in sun.

(Perhaps I should just clarify that Oscar is looking for his Kong!)

So imagine our surprise when we went to the little beach and discovered big blocks of ice still floating in the bay.

But that didn’t stop Oscar, the dog, from taking the plunge

And shaking icy rainbows of joy all over us.

No need to ask if the water is cold.

We move to the jetty to enjoy the sun and the view.

But…

Oh oh – here he comes again!

Hope you all had a lovely holiday!

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76 responses

  1. lovely pics!!!

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    April 25, 2011 at 17:16

  2. What is Oscar doing in the first picture?

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    April 25, 2011 at 17:19

    • He’s looking for his Kong!

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      April 25, 2011 at 17:21

  3. Haha! I LOLed at the “here he comes again” 😀

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    April 25, 2011 at 17:19

  4. Here’s hoping that the sun melts all ice, in the water and in hearts! Great pictures!

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    April 25, 2011 at 17:40

  5. Amy

    I can´t believe your daughter was out there barefoot!!! BRRRR!!! Dogs do a lot of things I wouldn´t do….swimming in icy water is one and smelling each other´s rear end is another….hahahaha….dogs are dogs, people are people!!!
    Looks like a lovely holiday place, so lucky you are to have it for six months!!! Bet you will spend a lot of time there!!

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    April 25, 2011 at 17:54

  6. JM

    What a lovely cottage! I’m sure you’ll spent a great time there. Love the young lady’s close-up and the circles in the water.

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    April 25, 2011 at 18:04

  7. Warm sunshine and cold water – perfect combo! Love that last photo – I’ve had that same look on my face (‘uh-oh! wet dog approaching!)

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    April 25, 2011 at 18:21

  8. ha. looks like a lovely place…and a lot of fun to be had…ice though, brrrr….

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    April 25, 2011 at 18:49

  9. What an idyllic spot. You have forest and water – the very best of two worlds, especially on a sunny day. Everyone looks so relaxed and happy – especially the furry family member 🙂

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    April 25, 2011 at 19:06

  10. It really look like Oscar enjoyed himself and was keen on sharing his joy with everyone 😉

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    April 25, 2011 at 19:10

  11. As usual beautiful photos and you have a great sense of humor!
    Thanks for your visit!

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    April 25, 2011 at 19:19

  12. these are wonderful! enjoy!

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    April 25, 2011 at 19:28

  13. The transitioning of seasons can cool little feet when ice remnants remain from a long cold winter. But everyone looks to be having fun with the sun shining overhead. 🙂

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    April 25, 2011 at 19:34

  14. That looks like such a wonderful place!
    I like the ice rainbow splashes – and your daughter’s expression is perfect. 😉

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    April 25, 2011 at 19:42

  15. He’s more courageous than Boomer who is just not a water dog!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    April 25, 2011 at 19:59

  16. The sun certainly looks warm — it’s too bad the water wasn’t. All of the pictures are wonderful, but I really like the picture of Oscar shaking himself off. Very well done!

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    April 25, 2011 at 20:04

  17. Riet

    I love those photo’s. Everybody is having fun despite the cold.

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    April 25, 2011 at 21:13

  18. Your daughter’s face is priceless, LOL. Great shots!

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    April 25, 2011 at 21:33

  19. Absolutely perfect cottage spot!!!!
    I want one like that to rent:)
    Lovin’ the rainbows of water spray:))

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    April 25, 2011 at 21:36

  20. Oh, this is a wonderful world! And so are your pictures!!:-)

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    April 25, 2011 at 21:44

  21. Clive

    Love the photos!

    We could nearly feel the icy cold water here!!

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    April 26, 2011 at 00:18

  22. Great photos. You capture the images of wonderful memories.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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    April 26, 2011 at 02:04

  23. He’s a brave dog.

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    April 26, 2011 at 02:51

  24. so much of joy!!

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    April 26, 2011 at 02:59

  25. That third picture is simply priceless!

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    April 26, 2011 at 03:02

  26. That’s the life, to be sure! Cold can be refreshing–just ask the pup!

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    April 26, 2011 at 03:15

  27. cherry blossom

    Oh the wonderful memories you make at the summer cottage!
    I want to own one someday 🙂

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    April 26, 2011 at 04:34

  28. I smiled to imagine what happened next to the last photo…. with a drenched dog. Warm sunshine and cold water, what a perfect combination to stimulate us!

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    April 26, 2011 at 04:52

  29. Thank you for sharing such wonderful, fun moments with us! What a delight your photos are and what a smile they bring to me! Have a wonderful week!

    Sylvia

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    April 26, 2011 at 05:56

  30. Great pics and your cabin looks terrific! I expect lots of great pictures in the coming months!!

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    April 26, 2011 at 06:01

  31. That must have been a cold experience for the dog!

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    April 26, 2011 at 07:03

  32. Woops, I linked to the wrong website, please delete my comment above 🙂

    That must have been a cold experience for the dog!

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    April 26, 2011 at 07:05

  33. Arrgh! Wet dog! Wet dog!

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    April 26, 2011 at 09:07

  34. Great photos from your place in the world!

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    April 26, 2011 at 10:54

  35. I’m sure he knows humans don’t like cold water as much as he does. He’s doing it just to keep you all on your toes!

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    April 26, 2011 at 11:21

  36. Underbara bilder!! Nu saknar jag Sverige… Du klarar alltid fånga stunden så vackert! Undrar vad du skulle göra med kameran om du kom ner hit?
    Varma hälsningar från Afrika!
    Esther

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    April 26, 2011 at 11:40

  37. Beautiful shots. Nice cottage for relax and fun.

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    April 26, 2011 at 12:26

  38. Beautiful photos and a magnificent house. Greetings

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    April 26, 2011 at 12:30

  39. Gorgeous, Great time I had too 🙂

    My Yatra Diary…

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    April 26, 2011 at 12:54

  40. Blu

    Soggy doggy, and well worth a re tweet!

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    April 26, 2011 at 13:01

  41. I adore Oscar.

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    April 26, 2011 at 13:09

  42. Fun photos. Oscar is trying to share the love.

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    April 26, 2011 at 13:13

  43. Oh, what a lovely rainbow it is! I love it! Have a beautiful day!

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    April 26, 2011 at 15:30

  44. Isn’t it amazing how HAPPY everyone looks and feels with all this sunshine??? It is like the best medicine!

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    April 26, 2011 at 16:26

  45. Nice to discover you on my blog after the gathering with Gattina! You have a nice blog! The summer cottage looks so nice and the area too! A lot of fun around the bay!

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    April 26, 2011 at 16:36

  46. What a couragious dog, lol ! I hope you didn’t get too wet when he shaked the water off his fur, lol ! and we have 25°C so unusual for Belgium in April !

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    April 26, 2011 at 16:51

  47. these fotos are just stunning! ^0^
    well captured!

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    April 26, 2011 at 17:03

  48. these fotos are just stunning!
    well captured! ^0^

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    April 26, 2011 at 17:05


  49. · Your photos are life. Small piece of everyday life. That’s why I like them.

    Thanks for your lovely comment.

    · regards

    CR & LMA
    ________________________________
    ·

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    April 26, 2011 at 18:13

  50. What fun. Poor thing though, she’s going to get wet – again!

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    April 26, 2011 at 18:34

  51. What great photos! Hard to imagine that there is still ice!

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    April 26, 2011 at 20:21

  52. cute little cabin
    I would be oh ohing around your fun dog too.

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    April 26, 2011 at 21:19

  53. lol! Looks like fun!

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    April 26, 2011 at 21:42

  54. such a lovely post!

    Warm Aloha from Honolulu

    Comfort Spiral

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    April 26, 2011 at 21:53

  55. Always brings a smile looking at your posts.

    Fun with pets are also a great heart lifter too.

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    April 26, 2011 at 23:02

  56. What a lovely place to chill. I love the portrait of your daughter.

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    April 27, 2011 at 01:03

  57. Your blog is just stunning! I haven’t visited in some time, and look at all I’ve missed! I’m amazed and how much you communicate with so few words and your gorgeous photography. Thank you for adding such beauty and humanity to our world!

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    April 27, 2011 at 05:26

  58. Are you going to live in the cottage for 6 months? I love your daughter’s hair with light and dark streaks.

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    April 27, 2011 at 05:42

    • NO, it’s a weekend cottage although we will no doubt be living there more during the summer holidays.

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      April 27, 2011 at 05:50

  59. Happy Wednesday!

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    April 27, 2011 at 12:23

  60. Oscar the dog looks like he’s having a great time, and so do the kids. That ice would keep me in shoes and on dry land, but think what I’d be missing.

    Love your rotating header photos, too – and Oscar the dog’s flying leap in the previous post.

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    April 27, 2011 at 13:07

  61. Drenched in sun, rainbows, and icy water — it’s always a treat to visit you!

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    April 27, 2011 at 14:12

  62. Oh again BRRR! But looks like kids as well as dogs are enjoying every single minute. I had wondered when you would start making trips to the summer cottage.

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    April 27, 2011 at 17:41

  63. STUNNING!

    i love your blog!!

    have a great day!

    bety

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    April 27, 2011 at 20:50

  64. Take me to that cottage! What a lovely place.

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    April 28, 2011 at 05:20

  65. Hi There, Thanks for coming back to my blog… I know you came some in 2010 –but haven’t seen you around in awhile. Anyhow—come back anytime. I am enjoying yours.

    Love that cottage. I’d enjoy spending a summer in a cottage like that. Beautiful pictures of your daughter –and doggie.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    April 28, 2011 at 05:23

  66. Love that last photo..what a dog your Oscar is! Are you at the cottage just on weekends..school should be out in a few more weeks..it looks like a lovely place..are you going to show us inside..I already love the outside:)

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    April 28, 2011 at 06:39

  67. Lovely photos. Your summer retreat looks adorable.

    All the best, Boonie

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    April 28, 2011 at 06:53

  68. beautiful series, very nice sunny photos

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    April 28, 2011 at 09:32

  69. Great, joyful sunshine-y pictures. Love’em!

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    April 28, 2011 at 23:00

  70. I.want.this.

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    April 29, 2011 at 04:04

  71. Oh, how I have enjoyed this post!! It’s full of life and light…and well…yes, cold doggy water!! Fi, I love your daughter’s smile! I also
    love the look in her face, as she can’t get up fast enough seeing Oscar charging at her.AWESOME!

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    April 29, 2011 at 06:35

  72. Shaking rainbows seems like a good logical description for your blog this time Fi. Nice sunny photos too – Dave

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    April 29, 2011 at 06:54

  73. my favorites are the last two ones. You have to put one watermark on your photos.

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    April 30, 2011 at 14:10

  74. marina

    Great post! Your photos are always so beautiful…..

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    May 8, 2011 at 01:51

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