Picnic skies

Mid-July and the sun was setting somewhere around 10.30 pm:

Perfect for a late-night picnic on the pier.

Picnic 1

As with all our picnics where Oscar is involved,

We end up pretty wet — whether we’ve been swimming or not!

Picnic 2

Life is pretty good though:

Jump, enjoy life, repeat.

Picnic 3

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94 responses

  1. miyahde

    Oh My!!! Great colorful sky pictures with Oscar and children♡♡♡ So sorry that I couldn’t leave comment for your previous OWT.
    Happy to find your post before going to bed, Night Night from Japn. Sincerely Yours, xoxo Miyako*

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    August 14, 2014 at 15:14

  2. Beautiful shots!

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    August 14, 2014 at 15:16

  3. daryledelstein

    i love the shot of your son in his rain boots and oscar leaping …

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    August 14, 2014 at 15:46

  4. What a wondrous lush world from this perspective. I can even see greenery sprouting through the wooden panels on the pier.

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    August 14, 2014 at 15:46

  5. jump….i am all about that….smiles…
    and a picnic on the pier…that sounds like a wonderfully relaxing eve…
    give your furry friend a rub from me…smiles.

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    August 14, 2014 at 16:15

  6. Beautiful sunset across the water. Looks like a great time, especially with Oscar.

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    August 14, 2014 at 16:38

  7. adorable! the best of life, right here!

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    August 14, 2014 at 16:48

  8. You live in such a beautiful area for sunset skies and reflections on the water. Life in the city doesn’t offer all this beauty and I need to get away from home to see it all!

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    August 14, 2014 at 17:11

  9. indrani

    You always get such wonderful frames. Great series.

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    August 14, 2014 at 17:21

  10. A superb series as always! Such glorious, dramatic skies! So much beauty!! And I love the earlier post with the mama dog and babies!! Delightful! Hope you have a beautiful weekend! Enjoy!

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    August 14, 2014 at 17:33

  11. Gorgeous! Perfect for anything on the pier!

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    August 14, 2014 at 17:51

  12. Beautiful shots…:)

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    August 14, 2014 at 17:55

  13. We all live under the canopy of God’s marvelous sky, but you seem to capture the cerulean tints like no other.

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    August 14, 2014 at 17:56

  14. Don

    Beautiful, beautiful sky. Seems Oscar can’t resist the water. I’m intrigued by the growth on the jetty. How does it get there. 🙂

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    August 14, 2014 at 18:08

  15. My goodness, these are such beautiful shots ..
    Thanks always for sharing the beauty you see … 🙂

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    August 14, 2014 at 18:11

  16. wondrous photos! OH OSCAR!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= .

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    August 14, 2014 at 18:14

  17. It is so easy to make a dog happy!

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    August 14, 2014 at 18:50

  18. What a delightful spot for a late evening picnic!!!

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    August 14, 2014 at 19:33

  19. Beautiful photos, Fiona. I know how much Oscar loves being in that water…. Me??? I’d take me a lounge chair and just sit out there looking at the sky.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    August 14, 2014 at 20:18

  20. amazing and beautiful images of the sunset. I wish I had a pier around here like that and a dog like Oscar to share it with.

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    August 14, 2014 at 20:31

  21. Nothing is quite so catching as damp when a dog is involved!

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    August 14, 2014 at 21:15

  22. Blissful. Thank you.

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    August 14, 2014 at 21:48

  23. I always enjoy seeing pics of your family. Including Oscar!! These are so lovely.

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    August 14, 2014 at 22:33

  24. Happy summer evenings on the pier, amazing sunsets and wonderful action shot of Oscar whose enthusiasm for life brings a smile to my face 🙂 Perfect!

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    August 14, 2014 at 22:38

  25. Gorgeous skies and I love the shot of Oscar jumping in the lake.. What fun! Happy skywatching and have a great weekend!

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    August 14, 2014 at 22:59

  26. Great skies…awesome Oscar…award winning!…:)JP

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    August 14, 2014 at 23:15

  27. Pat

    How beautiful!

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    August 14, 2014 at 23:35

  28. Gorgeous pictures of a wondrous place.

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    August 15, 2014 at 00:12

  29. These look like beautiful paintings.
    The colors are just gorgeous.
    Have a great weekend!

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    August 15, 2014 at 01:34

  30. Beautiful golden glow. And the last sentence is a perfect mantra for life.

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    August 15, 2014 at 05:24

  31. Oscar knows the secret to happiness! 🙂

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    August 15, 2014 at 05:33

  32. That Oscar knows how to live life! The sunset is fabulous.

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    August 15, 2014 at 05:42

  33. Leo

    Beautiful shots, 🙂

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    August 15, 2014 at 09:35

  34. You captured that beautiful warm stillness of a late summer evening, so perfectly. What a perfect place and time for a picnic….and such beautiful children. Oscar must have been in heaven….water, food and children 🙂

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    August 15, 2014 at 09:37

  35. This place is always magical, and what a great area to grow up, for children and for dog.

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    August 15, 2014 at 09:42

  36. Karen

    I do love to see Oscar in your shots, and these are fabulous shots, I really love the sky colours.

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    August 15, 2014 at 10:03

  37. Wonderful shots and moments.

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    August 15, 2014 at 10:42

  38. Beautiful pictures ! Love the one where Oscar jumps !

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    August 15, 2014 at 10:49

  39. Oscar is so full of happiness leaping into the wonder of the colourful waters. Enchanting photos.

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    August 15, 2014 at 11:48

  40. Wonderful sky, colors and reflections of maximum beauty! These photos are gorgeous!

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    August 15, 2014 at 12:01

  41. Beautiful Images today Fiona.
    So serene.
    And sweet Oscar…a wonderful day for the dog, I’m sure.

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    August 15, 2014 at 12:20

  42. Picture, perfect!

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    August 15, 2014 at 12:47

  43. Gorgeous colors, location, and subject. I always sense such a peace when I look at your photos. BTW, did I ever tell you that my daddy’s name is Oscar. I’m going to have to mention to him that a dog shares his name. lol Visiting from #SWF. Hope you’ll hop over to see my contributions Weekend #photo contributions

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    August 15, 2014 at 12:52

  44. simply beautiful : )

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    August 15, 2014 at 13:16

  45. These are so beautiful! Fantastic colours in the sky. 🙂

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    August 15, 2014 at 15:04

  46. Oh wow, your scenes are stunning visions for my morning coffee.

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    August 15, 2014 at 15:06

  47. I like reading through a post that will make people think.
    Also, thank you for allowing me to comment!

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    August 15, 2014 at 15:14

  48. I always enjoy your pier shots!

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    August 15, 2014 at 16:31

  49. WOWWWWW Fi, this made my day. Absolutely wonderful shots. FIRE in the sky, reflected in water, and I love piers, and family outings, and DOGS!!!! Joie de vivre indeed. May we all experience it more. xoxo my friend …. happy weekend and happy skywatching!!!

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    August 15, 2014 at 16:39

  50. Beautiful place and gorgeous shots and of course love the dog ^_^ !

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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    August 15, 2014 at 17:27

  51. Dear LadyFi, these evocative photographs of setting sun and rippling water and dog’s delight bring back to me the halcyon days I often spent at the North Shore and the Minnesota lakes during the 38 years I lived there. Thank you for catapulting me into memory! Peace.

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    August 15, 2014 at 18:15

  52. Wonderful pictures! Beutiful nature and dog and very nice composition!

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    August 15, 2014 at 19:21

  53. so color-filled – love your photos at the lake picnic

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    August 15, 2014 at 20:16

  54. Wonderful shots of a stunning sunset.
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend!

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    August 15, 2014 at 20:34

  55. w0rdtrix

    What gorgeous skies and beautiful photos. Thanks for visiting!

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    August 15, 2014 at 20:35

  56. Great sky & water photos! Isn’t nature beautiful? :o)

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    August 15, 2014 at 22:39

  57. So beautiful! I love this sky and the reflections … and your dog! 🙂

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    August 15, 2014 at 22:51

  58. You capture such magical moments.

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    August 15, 2014 at 23:38

  59. Amazing colours and reflections!

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    August 16, 2014 at 00:18

  60. Exquisite scenes Lady Fi, and I like gorgeous Oscar’s “jump in, enjoy life, repeat” approach! Thank you for continuing to delight us with your amazing photography

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    August 16, 2014 at 00:18

  61. these are super photos; the light and colours amazing that you have captured and the activity happening at this end of day too …

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    August 16, 2014 at 00:59

  62. Lets keep summer around as long as we can…after all it should be at least half the year.

    Jen

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    August 16, 2014 at 02:05

  63. So tranquil and serene, just lovely…

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    August 16, 2014 at 04:22

  64. Oscar’s a great example of enjoying every moment! 🙂 You images are lovely, as always!

    Lindy

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    August 16, 2014 at 05:09

  65. Gorgeous! The colors in the water are just stunning!

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    August 16, 2014 at 05:18

  66. Gorgeous images!

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    August 16, 2014 at 06:02

  67. Go Oscar!!! Love the motion against the beautiful sky and background.

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    August 16, 2014 at 06:20

  68. What a wonderful time of the day to capture such lovely photos!!

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    August 16, 2014 at 07:16

  69. Beautiful series, stunning skies and colors, like the last one, a wonderful action photo.

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    August 16, 2014 at 07:24

  70. It wouldn’t be a picnic without a swim.

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    August 16, 2014 at 07:57

  71. How glorious!!!!!

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    August 16, 2014 at 13:58

  72. It’s always such a pleasure to look back on your missed posts Fiona.. the beauty of your images always inspires me and oh how adorable are Ruby’s wee puppies, looking forward to seeing many more pics of those sweeties 🙂

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    August 16, 2014 at 16:09

  73. Al

    Such a beautiful spot. Life is simple for a dog, mine are certainly easy to please.

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    August 16, 2014 at 18:52

  74. absolutely stunning! my heart leaped and jumped in, too:)
    -Jennifer

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    August 17, 2014 at 02:28

  75. Lovely! And what did you have for the picnic?

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    August 17, 2014 at 06:02

    • Wet sandwiches and fruit!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      August 17, 2014 at 07:52

  76. Amazingly beautiful captures!!

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    August 17, 2014 at 09:25

  77. love the secong image where your dog shapes waves and the sun reflects in them 🙂

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    August 17, 2014 at 10:24

  78. Woah, this has to be one of the best photos ever that I’ve seen. Beautiful pic 🙂

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    August 17, 2014 at 18:50

  79. Pat

    What a beautiful place in the sky and the twilight glow – to the delight of all and jump is thrilled !!! nice set
    Back from vacation and here in the rain !!!

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    August 17, 2014 at 19:11

  80. JM

    Fabulous! How cool to have such long days.

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    August 17, 2014 at 19:21

  81. b e a u t I f u l.
    The life of Oscar is PERFECT))!! x

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    August 17, 2014 at 20:10

  82. These images are breath-taking.

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    August 18, 2014 at 01:32

  83. I am picturing Oscar doing lots of shaking after his swims; as dogs enjoy sharing the water. Lovely pictures, LadyFi.

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    August 18, 2014 at 06:56

  84. Love this fotos, very colorfull with the golden

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    August 18, 2014 at 08:25

  85. Totally magnificent! Though we understand the geographic, the astonishment sustain over the time setting there. Natural delight of late-night light

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    August 18, 2014 at 10:04

  86. what a beautiful and magical place!!!! and what late sunsets….

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    August 18, 2014 at 12:50

  87. Vad härlig Oscar är!! Tänk vad ljust det var då mot nu!

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    August 18, 2014 at 20:47

  88. Oscar looks like he’s having a ball!

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    August 19, 2014 at 09:54

  89. What a stunning set of photos – I love the blend of sapphire and bronze. And wet dog.

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    August 19, 2014 at 12:00

  90. So very beautiful and peaceful.

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    August 20, 2014 at 11:03

  91. Pat

    Gorgeous photos of an amazing looking place.
    Great action shot also!

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    August 21, 2014 at 05:43

  92. This is my first time visiting your blog, lovely photos!

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    August 23, 2014 at 17:31

  93. Oscar is everybody’s personal trainer!

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    August 24, 2014 at 03:04

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