Before the melt

Guess what? The ice has melted!

But only a few days ago, it lay thick

Under a blanket of fluffy clouds.

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Ruby loves jumping on stuff and posing —

And I love taking snaps of her when she does.

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For more cloudy or clear skies, please go to: Skywatch.

75 responses

  1. Beautiful images with fluffy clouds. That was a great pose by Ruby!

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    April 19, 2018 at 17:20

  2. Gorgeous photos! Beautiful Goldens! Thanks for sharing!

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    April 19, 2018 at 17:41

  3. Hello, I love your dogs. Beautiful skies and photos. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend!

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    April 19, 2018 at 18:01

  4. Cathy

    Such peaceful pictures! Quiet contemplation! Have a grand day!

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    April 19, 2018 at 19:04

  5. Lovely landscape, Fiona 😊

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    April 19, 2018 at 19:11

  6. Bill Dodd

    Contemplation! Yes Good word from Cathy, above!

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    April 19, 2018 at 19:37

  7. Warming up here, too! Spring might actually arrive this time–LOL! Beautiful pictures. πŸ™‚

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    April 19, 2018 at 19:48

  8. So lovely!

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    April 19, 2018 at 19:55

  9. Open water at last – great reflections to come!

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    April 19, 2018 at 20:07

  10. That is one very photogenic animal!

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    April 19, 2018 at 20:39

  11. If I wasn’t completely opposed to cold, I would have to visit ole Ruby and give her some love. Lovely photos.

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    April 19, 2018 at 20:55

  12. Love those clouds and the little sauna house as if on an island!

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    April 19, 2018 at 21:06

  13. That dog has star quality (and knows it too!). Crazy weather here too – March 19th snow and ice, April 19th 28 degrees C.

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    April 19, 2018 at 21:30

  14. Ruby is such a poser but adds so much to the joy of your scenery. Such excitement to see spring forcing her hand.

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    April 19, 2018 at 21:41

  15. Simply sublime.
    Thank you – and Ruby.

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    April 19, 2018 at 21:41

  16. πŸ™‚ A dog for all seasons

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    April 19, 2018 at 22:19

  17. Wonderful photos!
    Many greetings
    Maria de
    Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco

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    April 19, 2018 at 22:20

  18. Amazing pictures as usual. Love that sky!

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    April 19, 2018 at 23:06

  19. …I hope that you enjoy spring soon.

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    April 19, 2018 at 23:07

  20. beautiful photos! Yes, the ice can go quickly as it came.

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    April 19, 2018 at 23:14

  21. Lovely fluffy clouds.
    Your second photograph with Ruby is wonderful.

    All the best Jan

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    April 19, 2018 at 23:38

  22. Al

    Beautiful, but still very cold-looking.

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    April 20, 2018 at 01:57

  23. Ron

    I think Ruby could be the next movie star dog, Lassy, because you can tell that she LOVES the camera πŸ™‚

    Stunning photos as usual, Fiona! You live in such a beautiful area!

    Have a lovely weekend, my friend!

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    April 20, 2018 at 03:07

  24. How fun, I do love your dogs. πŸ™‚

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    April 20, 2018 at 04:09

  25. rhiebert

    Those puffy clouds look so lovely.

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    April 20, 2018 at 04:58

  26. Jim

    That’s very beautiful.

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    April 20, 2018 at 06:18

  27. Sweethearts enhancing the beauty of the stunning landscape!

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    April 20, 2018 at 06:40

  28. Gorgeous images! And Ruby looks lovely too!

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    April 20, 2018 at 06:50

  29. Wonderful landscapes indeed!

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    April 20, 2018 at 07:35

  30. Looks winter doesn’t like to leave u soon… lovely snaps and also wonderful light and sky

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    April 20, 2018 at 09:16

  31. HI, Ruby! Do you know your picture is being taken? I think you do!

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    April 20, 2018 at 10:57

  32. So beautiful and peaceful.

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    April 20, 2018 at 11:52

  33. still too cold to jump in for a swim no doubt. Enjoy spring! and thank you for stopping by my blog this week.

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    April 20, 2018 at 14:37

    • Not too cold for the dogs though. They went swimming as soon the ice allowed them to.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      April 20, 2018 at 14:57

  34. Wonderful late winter landscapes.
    Overhere in the Netherlands it is suddenly very very warm this week with temperatures between 25 -30 ΒΊC … way too warm for april …

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    April 20, 2018 at 15:07

    • Amazingly – we too had 22 C yesterday!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      April 21, 2018 at 07:33

  35. Hi! The first photo is very beautiful. I think that Spring is just around the corner in your neighbor. Thanks for sharing.

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    April 20, 2018 at 16:08

  36. Beautiful!

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    April 20, 2018 at 16:13

  37. Amazing pics. First pic Stunning.
    Have a nice weekend.

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    April 20, 2018 at 16:48

  38. Beautiful doggie juxtaposed against the magnificent sky shot!

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    April 20, 2018 at 18:01

  39. Ruby is a very special dog. Of course, all Goldens are special, but Ruby has a certain something…a je ne sais quoix.
    Kay
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

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    April 20, 2018 at 18:34

  40. bootiful pups. Hugs

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    April 20, 2018 at 20:14

  41. Wonderful photos! Ruby must be pretty sure-footed to stand on that rowboat without slipping!

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    April 20, 2018 at 22:04

  42. Really beautiful photos, Fi. Ruby is a real star. πŸ™‚

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    April 20, 2018 at 23:05

  43. such amazing photos. The colours are wonderful.

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    April 20, 2018 at 23:07

  44. I love the serenity of your photos πŸ™‚

    -Soma

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    April 20, 2018 at 23:35

  45. She’s a bit of a ham ! And both dogs are the perfect contrasts to the snowy days. I’m glad for you that Spring is coming.

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    April 20, 2018 at 23:44

  46. The cottony fluff of clouds appear to be melting too, just like the ice on the lake. Change is happening!

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    April 21, 2018 at 02:37

  47. Lovely clouds, like cotton balls.

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    April 21, 2018 at 08:06

  48. Beautiful skies and photos.
    I love your dogs.
    Best regards, Irma

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    April 21, 2018 at 09:44

  49. Beautiful, the ice has melted, gone for a short while.

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    April 21, 2018 at 10:34

  50. That Ruby….she’s a perfect model!!

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    April 21, 2018 at 12:15

  51. Love the first one

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    April 21, 2018 at 14:43

  52. It sounds like winter is having a difficult time leaving from almost everywhere.
    Just 2 days ago, we had 3 inches of snow. 😦
    However, it looks like things may be changing, and I am so looking forward to it.
    I just love this photograph Fi.
    You pups are so adorable.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

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    April 21, 2018 at 15:45

  53. What a beauty πŸ™‚

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    April 21, 2018 at 15:56

  54. so fun how dogs (wolves, fox and some humans) love to climb on top of things.
    wonderful photos. .

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    April 21, 2018 at 17:01

  55. Colleen@ LOOSELEAFNOTES

    The tender purple made me gasp!

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    April 21, 2018 at 17:24

  56. Ana

    Pretty pictures .. Good weekend

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    April 21, 2018 at 20:30

  57. Beautiful and amazing sky. Ruby, of course, adds her beauty and makes the photo perfect.

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    April 21, 2018 at 20:36

  58. She has the agility of a cat. I hope they don’t jump in too soon. I think ice is frozen over up north but it’s in full melt mode here. May your spring come quickly.

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    April 22, 2018 at 00:24

  59. You could make a calendar with all of Ruby’s poses … today’s composition, right between the reeds, is terrific!

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    April 22, 2018 at 04:53

  60. Stunning photos, awesoem view and skies.

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    April 22, 2018 at 08:44

  61. lol, once it started to melt it was quick! Nothing left of the ice now.

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    April 22, 2018 at 09:20

  62. Amy

    I’m loving the photos, in the first one the shed really stands out against the snow.

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    April 22, 2018 at 10:54

  63. Mum-in-law :)

    I am very happy to be visiting again. Ruby, ever adorable, and the scenery breathtaking. Fabulous photography LadyFi πŸ™‚

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    April 22, 2018 at 13:19

  64. I keep forgetting to change my info in the box. My name was for my daughter-in-law πŸ™‚ The above comment was from me, DENISE.

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    April 22, 2018 at 13:24

  65. don

    A very attractive capture of the scene and these doggies.

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    April 22, 2018 at 16:05

  66. The sky looks phenomenal.
    Hugs for dogs.
    Greetings, Fiona.
    Lucja

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    April 22, 2018 at 17:23

  67. Hi dearest Lady Fi, have a nice Sunday!

    P.S.
    this is my new website: http://novecentomilaepiu.wordpress.com

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    April 22, 2018 at 18:29

  68. It had to happen sooner or later Fiona, nice to see things warming up a wee bit. The dogs look fabulous in any weather, the perfect muses!

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    April 22, 2018 at 20:22

  69. Stunning and so exciting, Ladyfi!
    Greetings Anna πŸ€—

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    April 22, 2018 at 22:17

  70. Love your colours !

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    April 23, 2018 at 10:06

  71. what a long winter it’s been. glad the ice has finally melted for you

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    April 23, 2018 at 12:28

  72. We always wonder when the ice will go out! Ours is still here on the frog pond, but it is melting! (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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    April 23, 2018 at 15:00

  73. Lovely. Cute dogs as well.

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    April 25, 2018 at 12:01

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