Prancing into spring

It was a cold and windy day in late April

And the beavers were busy down by the lake.

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The chill in the air did nothing

To dampen the enthusiasm of Ruby and Simmie —

Look at those ears fly!

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Being down at the lake

Means only one thing: swimming fun!

(That’s Ruby jumping in so elegantly.)

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Later on, Simmie showed me the true meaning

Of prancing as I enjoyed the view across the water

And dreamed of warmer days.

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For more spring serenades, please visit: Our World.

81 responses

  1. snow fell on the last day of april in here…
    it’s a joy to see them play in the water, no matter if it’s cold or hot!

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    May 16, 2016 at 14:54

  2. miyahde

    Dearest Lady-fi; At first, I checked the word ‘Prance’ 🙂 Made me feel warm as I could know your LOVE for them♡♡♡
    Thank you SO much for Hosting and your comments despite my absence♪ 
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

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    May 16, 2016 at 15:16

  3. Beautiful Beavers, and your dog, fantastic jumper.

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    May 16, 2016 at 15:31

  4. I love that leaping shot!

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    May 16, 2016 at 15:57

  5. I think your pups and I share the same love of spring! These photos are glorious! Thank you!

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    May 16, 2016 at 16:23

  6. Lovely photos, those beavers are amazing loggers.

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    May 16, 2016 at 16:43

  7. Interesting about the beavers. They are a symbol of sovereignty in Canada but I don’t think I have ever seen one.

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    May 16, 2016 at 16:48

  8. They love the water!! Good to see them having a blast! 🙂

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    May 16, 2016 at 17:08

  9. Those beavers have been very busy…goodness!

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    May 16, 2016 at 17:19

  10. Oooh, you’d better watch out not to go too close to that tree… 🙂

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    May 16, 2016 at 17:47

  11. Hi Fiona,
    yes, indeed, the last days are really cold. Bute the lake and your dogs are wonderful and warm.
    Best rrgards, Synnöve

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    May 16, 2016 at 18:34

  12. rmacwheeler

    awwww…pup shots always a fav

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    May 16, 2016 at 18:51

  13. Such beautiful friends you have there.

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    May 16, 2016 at 18:58

  14. Hello, Ruby and Simmie are beautiful dogs. They do look like they are loving the lake and just running free. Great photos. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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    May 16, 2016 at 19:08

  15. Great shot of Ruby jumping in!

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    May 16, 2016 at 19:31

  16. Look at that crazy tree! I bet it will fall soon. It still looks very cold!

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    May 16, 2016 at 20:10

  17. Simmie prances so beautifully, but then they both are adorable. Lovely photos.

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    May 16, 2016 at 20:24

  18. dogs sure know how to have fun!
    i am always fascinated with beaver activity.

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    May 16, 2016 at 20:34

  19. Cloudia

    How wonderful

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    May 16, 2016 at 20:47

  20. So nice and cool photos!

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    May 16, 2016 at 20:49

  21. Glad to see the lake scenes again. Hope you have a wonderful week.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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    May 16, 2016 at 21:26

  22. I have beavers in a creek on my property, what a pain in the neck they are!

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    May 16, 2016 at 21:36

  23. Bill Dodd

    Other than feeling a bit chilled, I very much enjoyed your pictures!

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    May 16, 2016 at 22:11

  24. All that tree needs is a gentle push! I see the trees weren’t in leaf yet, but at least the lake ice is gone. Water must be chilly though!

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    May 16, 2016 at 22:29

    • The trees are very much in leaf now – along with the pollen!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      May 17, 2016 at 05:43

  25. fur-wrapped joy. 🙂

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    May 16, 2016 at 22:56

  26. As beautiful as it looks and as happy as the dogs look, it also looks COLD…brrrrrr…:)JP

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    May 16, 2016 at 23:01

  27. Caught in mid light. Looks like someone will soon have yell out “timber!”

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    May 16, 2016 at 23:03

  28. How nice walk along the lake, very nice !!

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    May 16, 2016 at 23:18

  29. Beautiful photos. My favorite is the last one. 🙂

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    May 16, 2016 at 23:32

  30. Busy beavers, prancing leaping dogs, and a gorgeous view. What more can one ask for? 🙂

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    May 16, 2016 at 23:45

  31. Always happy to prance with you and your friends…

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    May 17, 2016 at 00:17

  32. They look so happy!

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    May 17, 2016 at 01:42

  33. Al

    Cold but beautiful, and the dogs certainly look happy!

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    May 17, 2016 at 01:53

  34. Ron

    Fiona, you always capture the most beautiful moments! What faaaaaaaaabulous photographs!

    And I must be part dog because, like Ruby and Simmie, cold and windy days don’t dampen my enthusiasm either – ha!

    Love the shot of the tree!

    Have a super week, my friend!

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    May 17, 2016 at 02:24

  35. Such rich and glorious colour. Dogs are such a great reminder to be happy, aren’t they?

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    May 17, 2016 at 02:26

  36. I’m guessing your beautiful dogs like the cold at least as well, or better, than they do the warmer months! Simmie is prancing with delight! Both dogs are elegant and beautiful in motion!!

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    May 17, 2016 at 02:27

  37. So beautiful!

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    May 17, 2016 at 03:19

  38. Sweet pups, gorgeous blue water!

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    May 17, 2016 at 03:59

  39. Spring is coming to your world – the long days of summer are not far behind!

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    May 17, 2016 at 04:20

  40. they are so lovely – beautiful shots !!!

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    May 17, 2016 at 05:57

  41. You are such a nice story teller that made me think what’s next and made my heart prance with your dogs.

    Yoko

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    May 17, 2016 at 06:17

  42. Pat

    Oh my–that tree does not have long to live! Springtime looks happy where you are!

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    May 17, 2016 at 06:32

  43. LOL I felt like the beaver was creating a unique sculpture!

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    May 17, 2016 at 07:19

  44. Beautiful pics.

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    May 17, 2016 at 07:55

  45. Beavers and doggies leave their own impressionable mark as do the energetic clouds above.

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    May 17, 2016 at 08:06

  46. Beautiful photo of your dog jumping into the water.
    Best regards, Irma

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    May 17, 2016 at 08:56

  47. Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers

    Oh my goodness! Look what the beavers have done! We don’t get that in southern England! 🙂 And a fine entry by Ruby!

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    May 17, 2016 at 10:51

  48. That must have been a cold swim for them, sweet happy dogs.

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    May 17, 2016 at 11:13

  49. Seeing beaver would be great! What a world!

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

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    May 17, 2016 at 11:54

  50. yogiabb

    Yes, now that is prancing!!

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    May 17, 2016 at 13:30

  51. I wouldn’t like the beaver with a bite that big. 🙂

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    May 17, 2016 at 13:30

  52. Now that’s what I call a swimming pool Fiona 🙂 Is this your back garden again? I thought you had relocated?

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    May 17, 2016 at 13:54

    • We have moved further round the shore of the same lake. It’s about 20 mins away on foot through the woods now.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      May 17, 2016 at 15:28

  53. Lea

    Lovely!
    Joyful!

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    May 17, 2016 at 15:02

  54. wow, that tree won’t last long. I’ve never seen beavers in action or better – product of their action.

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    May 17, 2016 at 15:03

  55. such a glorious spot and such happy pups

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    May 17, 2016 at 15:09

  56. travelnwrite

    They remind us that everyday should be entered with a bit of a prance. Happy spring.

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    May 17, 2016 at 15:11

  57. daryledelstein

    my first reaction to the ¾ gnawed tree was … why didnt you finish your dinner …

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    May 17, 2016 at 15:58

  58. You have such enthusiastic dogs!!!!!

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    May 17, 2016 at 17:17

  59. Your beautiful dogs and lake shot steal the show ~ sweet photo!

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

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    May 17, 2016 at 18:30

  60. Fascinating pics!

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    May 17, 2016 at 19:05

  61. nocolebolo


    Beavers are always busy … I would like to watch a beaver.
    This photo reminds me, always, Oscar.
    Nice photos.

    hugs

    · LMA · & · CR ·

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    May 17, 2016 at 19:36

  62. Dressage for dogs! And a gold medal, surely, for your golden boy!

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    May 17, 2016 at 21:20

  63. Stunning photos of the Pups!
    Also, the beavers must be having a PARTY!!

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    May 18, 2016 at 00:36

  64. The dogs look lovely! I don’t think that tree will stand much longer.

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    May 18, 2016 at 03:03

  65. Nice to see the dogs enjoy the water! They don’t mind the cold do they. It soon will be summer. lovely photos.

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    May 18, 2016 at 03:12

  66. In the 2nd photo it looks like she is running on the water. Lovely snap

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    May 18, 2016 at 04:14

  67. Ruth

    Such inviting photos! I cannot believe the damage beavers have done to the tree in your first photo. I have been wanting to see one since I saw a documentary about their habits.

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    May 18, 2016 at 05:49

  68. Ruby and Simmie are beautiful. They are really enjoying themselves.

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    May 18, 2016 at 08:56

  69. Wonderful series and photos, love the first one with the tree

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    May 18, 2016 at 16:34

  70. I envy their prancing in the water.
    Take 25 to Hollister

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    May 18, 2016 at 20:30

  71. povero albero! spero gli stiano curando bene la ferita! Le altre immagini incantevoli, come sempre :-)(

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    May 19, 2016 at 05:01

  72. Hello,
    I’ve just discovered your blog and find it amazing!
    Have a nice day

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    May 19, 2016 at 11:15

    • So nice to see you here. Thank you for your kind words.

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      May 19, 2016 at 12:01

  73. Ah, that reminded me of Oscar!!

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    May 20, 2016 at 04:37

  74. So lovely said ” Spring serenades”!!…And such joy captured in pictures! Beautiful moments! A lovely weekend to you!

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    May 20, 2016 at 12:04

  75. You have captured the scene so beautifully! What a wonderful lake to live nearby!

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    May 21, 2016 at 15:53

  76. They hold the spirit up high! Great capture across the lake and sad state of the tree to be cut down soon

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    May 21, 2016 at 17:13

  77. Superb this jump !! but water should be cold

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    May 22, 2016 at 20:10

  78. I like the photo of the half chewed tree showing the beavers’ work, and the dog was captured beautifully jumping into the lake.

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    May 26, 2016 at 01:15

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