A surprise visitor

This weekend, I went down to the lake

To enjoy yet another golden sunset with the dogs.

This time – we were joined by a surprise visitor: a beaver.

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The beavers have been very active further around the lake,

But now they have felled trees near the beach too.

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Which might explain why the beaver was so eager to visit.

The beaver swam up towards Ruby – before realizing she was a dog….

 

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With a huge splash of its tail, it disappeared under the water.

Simmie decided he had to guard Ruby – and the floating pontoon!

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The sun was still blazing in the sky at about 9.30 pm

As we watched the beaver swim away in a lake of molten gold.

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87 responses

  1. Hello, neat sighting of the beaver. I love the gorgeous lighting , colors and reflection. Cute furbabies too. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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    June 5, 2017 at 15:29

  2. Beautiful images of the Beaver and watching there was Ruby. Superb colouring too.

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    June 5, 2017 at 15:41

  3. That beaver certainly caught the attention of Ruby and Sammie…..

    Beavers can do so much damage… We took a hike when we were in Arizona and saw some of the tree damage done by beavers… YIPES.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    June 5, 2017 at 16:13

  4. Beautiful and peaceful, glad Ruby was ok.

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    June 5, 2017 at 16:21

  5. Lovely shots and scenery, that light is fab. Shame the beaver didn’t closer though!

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    June 5, 2017 at 16:31

  6. neat encounter…you use color so well

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    June 5, 2017 at 17:04

  7. Are we going to meet the beavers more often, do you think?

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    June 5, 2017 at 17:12

  8. What a fabulous adventure!

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    June 5, 2017 at 17:17

  9. Terrific shots! They are amazing animals.

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    June 5, 2017 at 17:27

  10. What a fun visitor! Love your skies, as always. 😀

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    June 5, 2017 at 17:42

  11. How fun to see the beaver! Such lovely photos. Have a nice week.

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    June 5, 2017 at 18:45

  12. Gorgeous photos Fiona!
    Beavers are one of nature’s engineers. Very interesting animals also.

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    June 5, 2017 at 18:47

  13. Nice spotting! They are such interesting animals, but I know they can do damage. Glad the dogs didn’t go after it though. Beautiful as always.

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    June 5, 2017 at 19:08

  14. Lovely! 🙂

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    June 5, 2017 at 19:32

  15. A wonderful, golden moment!

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    June 5, 2017 at 20:12

  16. Oh what a wonderful picture!
    Fiona, you are the photographer master
    Greetings….

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    June 5, 2017 at 20:20

  17. The beaver is a very industrious animal, and is often admired for his tenacity, but also he does a lot of damage!!!!

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    June 5, 2017 at 20:45

  18. Oh, how truly wonderful.
    Golden, and magical.

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    June 5, 2017 at 21:53

  19. I’m impressed the dogs didn’t go after the beaver.

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    June 5, 2017 at 22:20

  20. I know beaver can be destructive, but I think they are a neat creature. We have come upon them when we canoe. To hear them slap the water with their tail is a unique sound.
    Carla

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    June 5, 2017 at 22:53

  21. Beautiful photographs Fiona – looks like Ruby had a friend, but he took off (I was going to say running, lol).

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    June 5, 2017 at 23:55

  22. Bill Dodd

    We have lots and lots of beavers and otters here— but seeing them isn’t the easiest thing. Great shots. The Dogs no doubt would love to play with the beaver.

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    June 6, 2017 at 00:55

  23. …around here, beaver can be a big nuisance.

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    June 6, 2017 at 01:03

  24. Al

    Beautiful. Beavers would be much nicer if they didn’t cut down so many trees!

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    June 6, 2017 at 01:04

  25. Great photos Fiona. I hope Mr Beaver makes himself known!

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    June 6, 2017 at 01:11

  26. jMo

    You have a way with words as well as the lens, my friend. We had a beaver come up close to the little teddy bear dog I take care of and it didn’t seem to care about anything much on land. It seemed to have building on its mind and eventually slid back into the water.

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    June 6, 2017 at 01:57

  27. Such beautiful colors and a treat to see the beaver.

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    June 6, 2017 at 02:56

  28. Ron

    What a wonderfully magical moment you captured, Fiona! Faaaaabulous!

    And the color you captured is exquisite! These images almost look as though they were shot in Autumn!

    Glorious!

    Have a super week, my friend! 🙂

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    June 6, 2017 at 02:59

  29. Cool! I didn’t know that there were beavers in Europe.
    The golden light is spectacular.

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    June 6, 2017 at 03:05

    • Yes, the Eurasian beaver was on the brink of extinction, but is now making a comeback. There are quite a lot in Scandinavia.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      June 6, 2017 at 05:49

  30. Beautiful pics.

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    June 6, 2017 at 03:41

  31. Wonderful shots.

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    June 6, 2017 at 04:39

  32. That lake is so magical. I want to see it in person.

    http://calrat.blogspot.com

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    June 6, 2017 at 05:54

  33. The writing is like poetry and the pictures like paintings!

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    June 6, 2017 at 06:31

  34. you’re so lucky to enjoy these sundowns…

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    June 6, 2017 at 08:45

  35. Amy

    wow Ive never seen a beaver, lovely photos though, gotta love sunsets 🙂

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    June 6, 2017 at 09:27

  36. Beautiful moment, Ladyfi!
    Stunning to watch…
    Greetingssss 🤗

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    June 6, 2017 at 09:36

  37. that’s truly wonderful and it makes a neat line

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    June 6, 2017 at 09:49

  38. A really surprising visitor. I like those unexpected visits very much.

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    June 6, 2017 at 10:52

  39. Beautiful captures and lovely narration.

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    June 6, 2017 at 11:01

  40. You captured lovely light there Lady Fi. A wonderful walk for sure.

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    June 6, 2017 at 11:20

  41. These are absolutely beautiful images

    Mollyx

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    June 6, 2017 at 13:41

  42. Thats a bucket list animal for me – and you have them in your back yard!! Wow.

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

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    June 6, 2017 at 14:18

  43. How interesting to watch beavers at work, though I guess they can do quite a lot of damage as well. All this observation in such lovely lighting. The dogs look very interested and alert!

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    June 6, 2017 at 18:15

  44. Gorgeous lake scene and your beautiful dogs steal the show for me ~ Great photography ~ ^_^

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    June 6, 2017 at 18:20

  45. Interesting to see the Beavers.
    Your second and third photographs are just gorgeous, lovely photography.

    All the best Jan

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    June 6, 2017 at 20:12

  46. You sure it wasn’t Nessie? 😉 Lovely captures.

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    June 6, 2017 at 22:24

  47. How wonderful that you got to watch the beaver. It is a mix of feelings when they take down trees. But i hear it is all part of the perfect plan, life in balance. Lovely images.

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    June 7, 2017 at 01:40

  48. I was looking through your latest photos and I have to say I’m so jealous because winter has arrived in my part of the world 🙂 How wonderful to just sit and watch the critters have fun on a gorgeous day!

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    June 7, 2017 at 03:47

  49. A pleasant surprise! Gorgeous images.

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    June 7, 2017 at 08:07

  50. Pure molten gold! Amazing!

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    June 7, 2017 at 08:35

  51. Golden dogs and golden landscapes, beautiful !

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    June 7, 2017 at 10:03

  52. They are amazing photos, I’ve never seen a Beaver apart from on TV, so I would have loved to experiance that like yourself, wonderful.
    Take care, Gordon.

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    June 7, 2017 at 12:03

  53. Hi! Very beautiful photos! Your story about this beaver is very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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    June 7, 2017 at 13:37

  54. Your words and images dance together so seamlessly…..amazing and beautiful.
    I’m glad the beaver only slapped his tail – my wildlife-loving husband says they can be quite aggressive
    with their big chompers when they feel threatened. So strange to think of those cute creatures that way.
    Thanks for sharing the gorgeousness,
    Jennifer

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    June 7, 2017 at 19:13

  55. Great sceneries, very beautiful light!

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    June 7, 2017 at 19:54

  56. As always your words and photos give us a mood like a dreamy poem. Your blog truly shows your creativity like an artist painting with photos and words.

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    June 7, 2017 at 21:28

  57. You were in the right place in the right time. Very good shots.

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    June 8, 2017 at 09:59

  58. we have beavers in my area. But I have never been able to see them. What they do, yes, but never them.

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    June 8, 2017 at 11:33

  59. Vilka vackra bilder och vilken tur att du hann fånga mötet med Bävern på bild..
    Ha en trevlig helg….

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    June 8, 2017 at 14:51

  60. How wonderful

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    June 8, 2017 at 22:13

  61. Gorgeous! I love beavers although I haven’t seen that many..

    Greetings from London.

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    June 8, 2017 at 23:08

  62. Love the third image.

    http://calrat.blogspot.com

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    June 9, 2017 at 06:16

  63. how lovely, such a scene at 9.30 pm! I adore long days.

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    June 9, 2017 at 07:04

  64. so serene.

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    June 9, 2017 at 07:30

  65. So beautiful, as always. Makes me want to visit the northlands just to see the sun set.

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    June 9, 2017 at 12:08

  66. wcdameron

    Talk about being on Golden Pond! Just looking at these pictures makes me breathe out and relax.

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    June 9, 2017 at 12:53

  67. Really special moments, beautifully captured! Thanks!

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    June 9, 2017 at 13:01

  68. you get the most glorious sunsets. i’m slightly envious. it’s been a while since i have seen one. happy weekend!

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    June 9, 2017 at 15:56

  69. Lea

    Every shot a beauty!
    Have a wonderful week-end!

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    June 9, 2017 at 20:26

  70. Beautiful photos! I’m guessing having beavers living in your lake is a good thing, and a sign of a healthy lake!!

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    June 9, 2017 at 23:24

    • Yes. The Eurasian beaver is now coming back from the brink of extinction.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      June 10, 2017 at 07:23

  71. Here I am, always a day or more late. (Comment #70-something, I think.)
    I haven’t seen a beaver in years. I spent most of my life in British Columbia, where there are plenty of backwoods ponds and places. We’d see plenty of beaver dams, and now and then a beaver.
    What a great shot you got.
    Now I must try to get something out for Skywatch Friday.
    K

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    June 10, 2017 at 00:06

  72. yogiabb

    What a beautiful sight!! I have only seen beavers in the wild a couple times but I see their handiwork all over the place. They are the wreckers and disrupters of modern civil engineering so I say go beavers go.

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    June 10, 2017 at 02:07

  73. it is always beautiful to visit you and take a peak into your world. Thank you and have a wonderful weekend ahead.

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    June 10, 2017 at 07:29

  74. I loved the pictures. especially the one with the dog

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    June 10, 2017 at 08:29

  75. Beautiful, silky colours! Your dogs are so cute, as they sit there disciplined, and curiously watch the beaver. 🙂

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    June 10, 2017 at 10:36

  76. bjorgnin

    Heisann, uansett årstid, er det vakkert ved vannet med reflekser og stillhet. Ha riktig go´hælj ;:OD)

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    June 10, 2017 at 12:34

  77. just awesome clicks

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    June 10, 2017 at 18:23

  78. Beautiful picture with the golden light.
    Also a beaver 🙂

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    June 10, 2017 at 21:21

  79. I know that they can be horribly destructive, but oh, those faces!
    Beautiful photographs, Fi.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    June 10, 2017 at 23:48

  80. Oh! I thought you caught the losh ness monster!

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    June 11, 2017 at 16:39

  81. How wonderful! I love seeing nature like that 🙂

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    June 11, 2017 at 21:42

  82. Such wonderful photos and beautiful shades of golden yellow.

    -Soma

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    June 12, 2017 at 01:01

  83. Fabulous photos of a dreaming dog in a awesome landscape.
    Best, Synnöve

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    June 12, 2017 at 09:42

  84. What a beautiful world you live in, Lady Fi.
    Running w/ the wild animals and red dogs! xx

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    June 14, 2017 at 15:28

  85. Lovely evening shots! Your dogs are lovely!

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    June 15, 2017 at 16:51

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