Golden ears

A late summer evening —

The saffron sunset glows

On the textured silk of the lake

Inviting reflection and calm in all –

Except the dog, who ears forward,

Is looking forward to a late-night dip.

For more sunsets. please visit: Skywatch.

Hooking up with Weekend Reflections and Camera Critters too. (It’s a busy weekend so I’ll be posting again on Monday. Have a spook-tacular Halloween!)

120 responses

  1. Karen

    This made me smile… 🙂

    Karen

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    October 27, 2011 at 15:20

  2. Whoa! What a beautiful sight.
    Mesmerizing capture.

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    October 27, 2011 at 15:20

  3. Riet

    That is so beautiful.Love how the dog is waiting its time to take the dip.

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    October 27, 2011 at 15:21

  4. Beautiful colors. Your stills are visually interesting and captivating.

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    October 27, 2011 at 15:26

  5. –The Beauty. The Stillness. The Poetry. The Anticipation.

    Lovely. Xx

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    October 27, 2011 at 15:27

  6. what a view!!!.. beautiful picture.. 🙂

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    October 27, 2011 at 15:32

  7. Wonderful colors and an amazing atmosphere.

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    October 27, 2011 at 15:34

  8. The golden reflection on this beautiful, peaceful lake…Precious ladyfi Thank you 🙂

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    October 27, 2011 at 15:53

  9. smiles…it is a lovely view…hope the pups enjoyed that dip…

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    October 27, 2011 at 16:07

  10. Thank you for another smile and happy sigh today!

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    October 27, 2011 at 16:28

  11. I felt as if you painted the lake with beautiful colors. Beautiful shot!

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    October 27, 2011 at 16:38

  12. Lady Fi, I love that picture! And your wonderful “saffron sunset.” Great, great!

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    October 27, 2011 at 17:09

  13. sandy

    Is that Oscar?
    What amazing colors in these shots!

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    October 27, 2011 at 17:15

  14. Beautiful shot. Hope the water’s warm!

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    October 27, 2011 at 17:22

  15. I love this beautiful lake! Do you live near it?

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    October 27, 2011 at 17:30

    • Yes, about 30 seconds away.

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      October 27, 2011 at 18:05

  16. beautiful and serene! love it.

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    October 27, 2011 at 17:45

  17. Gorgeous sunset. Love the perky ears silhouette of Oscar staring at the duck, wondering if he should go after it or not…

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    October 27, 2011 at 18:03

  18. I love it LadyFi.

    The photo has a dream-like quality to it.

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    October 27, 2011 at 18:06

  19. You have the most beautiful skies in your world!

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    October 27, 2011 at 18:08

  20. Stämningsfull bild o inlägg !

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    October 27, 2011 at 18:30

  21. Jen

    Brave, brave dog….or one that doesn’t feel the cold. A stunning shot.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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    October 27, 2011 at 18:49

  22. Such a fantastic capture! Love the dog and the duck, the light on the water and such peaceful, beautiful skies! Superb as always! Hope you have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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    October 27, 2011 at 18:54

  23. soothing spectacle!

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    October 27, 2011 at 18:56

  24. Oh, my, “textured silk…” Just lovely!

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    October 27, 2011 at 20:36

  25. missing moments

    Beautiful reflection and I don’t blame the pup wanting the night swim!

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    October 27, 2011 at 20:39

  26. Very very beautiful photo for SWF!Have a nice weekend!

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    October 27, 2011 at 20:47

  27. Like the lone swan, may be it just transformed from an ugly duckling.

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    October 27, 2011 at 21:36

  28. what a lovely scene you had captured.

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    October 27, 2011 at 22:35

  29. Wonderful evening colours – soft and tranquil.
    Have a lovely week-end .

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    October 27, 2011 at 23:25

  30. your skies are extraordinary, and I love those ears!!! happy SWF to you Fiona.

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    October 27, 2011 at 23:58

  31. Jeanie

    I love the movement in the picture and, of course, Oscar always looks wonderful.

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    October 28, 2011 at 01:46

  32. The sublime beauty of your photos is itself a source of peace. Thank you.

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    October 28, 2011 at 02:40

  33. The photograph is gorgeous, but what I really want is to run my fingers along Oscar’s ears. 🙂

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    October 28, 2011 at 02:51

  34. The colors are lovely in this photo! Love the rippling sky reflected waters behind the duck.

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    October 28, 2011 at 03:18

  35. Wow!! What a gorgeous image! I love the ripples and reflections in the water, yet the dog, with those beautiful ears, is the star of the show!! (And so it should be!)

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    October 28, 2011 at 03:45

  36. glorious!

    Aloha from Honolulu

    Comfort Spiral

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    October 28, 2011 at 03:54

  37. I always expect to find something “stunning” when I come by your post, and I have never been disappointed yet. Beautiful photo and “saffron sunset glows on the textured silk of the lake”—wow, beautiful wording. Have a wonderful weekend. Mickie 🙂

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    October 28, 2011 at 04:32

  38. Fi – I’m reading Oscar’s mind and he wants to cannonball that duck! Love how you captured the duck’s circular wake along with Oscar’s silhouette.

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    October 28, 2011 at 05:15

  39. so beautiful!

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    October 28, 2011 at 05:15

  40. The picture — and the words — are absolutely beautiful. The photo is a work of art.

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    October 28, 2011 at 05:33

  41. Lovely blend of colors. Great capture!

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    October 28, 2011 at 06:11

  42. Dazzling view of the lake.

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    October 28, 2011 at 06:24

  43. Water adds so much beauty to our lives, and you capture that superbly. Thanks.

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    October 28, 2011 at 06:30

  44. Brilliant colors of your magical lake.

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    October 28, 2011 at 06:47

  45. The curved reflections and ripples really add such a peaceful dimension. And the colors! Wish I was there.

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    October 28, 2011 at 06:52

  46. Simply irresistible! Wonderful capture!

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    October 28, 2011 at 06:59

  47. I think your favorite photo place, and again a beautiful colorful photo
    very nice mood and colors, wonderful moment and stunning photo

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    October 28, 2011 at 07:42

  48. I sense a splash coming…

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    October 28, 2011 at 07:58

  49. Thanks for the reminder of the beautiful place we live in!

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    October 28, 2011 at 08:34

  50. Positively exquisite capture Lady Fi – such stunning colours! I expect Oscar will soon be “soaking it all in” – in more ways than one! Have a great weekend.

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    October 28, 2011 at 08:47

  51. AL

    Oooooh yes! I could almost touch the water and catch the duck! Thank you for sharing this beautiful sky view!

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    October 28, 2011 at 08:51

  52. Very beautiful. Happy SWF!

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    October 28, 2011 at 09:14

  53. Liquid gold in the water and a very alert dog on the shore. Enjoyed gazing at this one.

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    October 28, 2011 at 10:03

  54. So beautiful and lovely!
    Thanks for sharing;o)

    ***
    Have a nice and happy weekend****

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    October 28, 2011 at 11:01

  55. Great capture, I love the look of Oscar’s perky ears and the silhouette of the duck. Beautiful colors and photo. Have a great weekend and happy skywatching!

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    October 28, 2011 at 11:14

  56. Amy

    Boy will he be disappointed when the lake freezes over….gorgeous photo Fi….love the colors!! Have a great weekend!

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    October 28, 2011 at 11:41

  57. Wow! Nice composition, I like the light and the soft texture of these warm water reflections.

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    October 28, 2011 at 12:02

  58. Beautifully captured moment of colour and light and nature, so much to admire in this photo

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    October 28, 2011 at 12:09

  59. Wow, just gorgeous!

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    October 28, 2011 at 12:10

  60. very pretty. i kw its for skywatch, but more in love with the reflections.

    My Third Eye

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    October 28, 2011 at 12:30

  61. Great colors and reflections. I love the tension between the peaceful stillness of the scene and the attentiveness of the dog.

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    October 28, 2011 at 13:35

  62. That’s incredible shot, love the sky colors it’s like a scattered rainbow. The dog has a nice moment looking in the water, that’s very cute.

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    October 28, 2011 at 13:37

  63. Have a great weekend!

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    October 28, 2011 at 14:34

  64. I enjoy watching the ripples on the water and can imagine myself there, enjoying nautre.

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    October 28, 2011 at 14:46

  65. I LOVE sunsets, so this one was a treat for me.;) I miss summer.;))
    Beautiful and breathtaking image.;)
    xoxo

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    October 28, 2011 at 15:50

  66. Lovely composition, lovely sunset…
    Did Oscar enjoy the sunset atmosphere?

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    October 28, 2011 at 16:31

  67. Gorgeous shot. I love the colors and the lone duck who looks like he’s swimming in a pool of color.

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    October 28, 2011 at 16:37

  68. This is stunning. I just so loving this one. Happy Friday!

    Bridge and Sky

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    October 28, 2011 at 17:02

  69. These colors are really awesome and it’s beautiful to see the dog watching the duck.

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    October 28, 2011 at 17:14

  70. Simply beautifully captured view…lovely words & the composition!

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    October 28, 2011 at 17:28

  71. That glorious golden sky – gorgeous!

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    October 28, 2011 at 17:28

  72. Beautiful prose and photo.

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    October 28, 2011 at 17:56

  73. imac

    Superb colour my friend.

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    October 28, 2011 at 17:59

  74. Oh my, how beautiful!
    I loved it! 🙂

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    October 28, 2011 at 18:23

  75. What a beautiful capture and I love the colors in it… gorgeous!!
    Greetings from Holland,
    Anna :-))

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    October 28, 2011 at 19:34

  76. How beautiful.These colors mixed and go well like art. 🙂

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    October 28, 2011 at 19:43

  77. Methinks Oscar is eying the duck, Lady Fi! 😀 Beautiful colours in the sky and reflection.

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    October 28, 2011 at 20:36

    • He’s a bit scared of ducks and doesn’t usually bother them in the water…

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      October 29, 2011 at 07:37

  78. Stunning photography. I loved the words, too.

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    October 28, 2011 at 21:09

  79. Just love it :0)

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    October 28, 2011 at 21:37

  80. Beautiful sky, but Oscar and the duck steal the show!! Boom & gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    October 28, 2011 at 21:58

  81. What a lovely image!

    «Louis» thanks you for your visit to San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.

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    October 28, 2011 at 22:14

  82. JM

    Magical colours! Well done.

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    October 28, 2011 at 22:28

  83. A lovely scene with beautiful skies

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    October 28, 2011 at 22:31

  84. That’s a really lovely evening shot!

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    October 28, 2011 at 23:41

  85. Stunning!

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    October 29, 2011 at 03:29

  86. Amazing sky and water! It looks like doggie wants to jump in! Thanks for visiting my sky. Have a great day.

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    October 29, 2011 at 05:01

  87. Excellent, fun post!

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    October 29, 2011 at 05:02

  88. Would you mind if I shared the picture and poem with Golden Rescue of South fl where my dog is from for their rescue page??Let me know

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    October 29, 2011 at 16:01

  89. Just stunning LadyFi

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    October 29, 2011 at 16:27

  90. You get so many gorgeous colors over that lake – amazing!
    Have a great weekend!

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    October 29, 2011 at 17:25

  91. This is such a wonderful shot. The colors and the ripple, the scene looks very peaceful and calm… Hope you are having a fabulous weekend:)
    My Yatra Diary…

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    October 29, 2011 at 17:50

  92. Just gorgeous :0)

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    October 29, 2011 at 18:00

  93. How beautiful! I love the duck swimming off into the sunset.

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    October 29, 2011 at 21:06

  94. one gorgeous shot…..stunning in its beauty. genie

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    October 29, 2011 at 21:36

  95. “Golden ears” — I love it! Yes, Oscar does look like he’s about to jump in. He’s such a wonderful dog. I’m sure there’s seldom a dull moment with him around.
    Beautiful photo, Fi, with one bird swimming, and another in the upper right distance, flying.

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

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    October 29, 2011 at 21:37

  96. Stunningly beautiful photo!

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    October 30, 2011 at 00:46

  97. totally stunning!

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    October 30, 2011 at 02:30

  98. This is so beautiful. 🙂

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    October 30, 2011 at 03:02

  99. Beautiful shot.

    Labradors

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    October 30, 2011 at 05:12

  100. Underbara kort du har här, vackert att titta runt och njuta. Bee är mer bi och det du visar har under är bumblebees, men skäerligen säger man också bee -vacker på Echinasernas rosa färg!

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    October 30, 2011 at 11:22

  101. this is a fantastic sundown moment and a very splendid image, with a very romantic mood! Love it!

    have a nice Sunday!

    cordially
    isabella

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    October 30, 2011 at 13:41

  102. breathtaking! Beautiful colors!

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    October 30, 2011 at 14:35

  103. Lovely shot and verse!

    Carolina Mts

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    October 30, 2011 at 14:55

  104. A late nite dip or snack? 😉 Gorgeous capture.

    Hope you are having an enjoyable weekend.

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    October 30, 2011 at 15:11

  105. having your dog in the corner ads a lot to the shot. 🙂

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    October 30, 2011 at 15:30

  106. Wonderful, thanks for sharing these beautiful photos!

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    October 30, 2011 at 16:46

  107. Glorious! Oscar has to make the most of it before the water mysteriously hardens into cold whiteness;-)

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    October 30, 2011 at 18:14

  108. Totally stunning! 🙂

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    October 30, 2011 at 18:20

  109. Ah… Simple mesmerising!

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    October 30, 2011 at 19:10

  110. what a beautiful sight to behold!

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    October 31, 2011 at 01:17

  111. Beautiful, poetic image.

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    October 31, 2011 at 08:43

  112. Happy Halloween!

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    October 31, 2011 at 12:11

  113. awesome colors and light, beautiful photo and composition
    the duck is the cherry on this picture, wonderful

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    November 1, 2011 at 11:34

  114. I love it all… the sky, the water, and of course Oscar’s eagerness to jump in and enjoy it all!

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    November 2, 2011 at 03:30

  115. Beautiful colors..and Oscar poised to get wet..you can just feel his anticipation! 🙂

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    November 3, 2011 at 03:52

  116. This is amazingly beautiful, i wonder why that duck is alone in that very wide lake!

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    November 4, 2011 at 14:05

  117. DJ

    Your blog is a delight and this picture in particular is amazing…

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    November 14, 2011 at 20:05

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