dogs

Photobombing

Simson loves

To photobomb my shots.

Simsons at sunset

And you know what?

I think the results

Are just perfect.

Golden golden copy

For more amazing results, please visit: Our World.


Frolic

It’s amazing how much a sky – and a beach –

Can change in the space of a day or two:

From cloudy drama

Footprints

To the joyfulness

Of dogs frolicking

In a glorious sunset.

Frolic

For more joy, please visit: Skywatch.


Doing the salsa

Winter is at its best during early spring.

Bright snow

After days of warmth,

A fresh snowfall looks so pretty.

Dogs in snow

The hazel flowers covered in ice

Captured my imagination.

Icy hazel

Spring is about taking two steps back

And one step forward —

So we may as well enjoy the spring salsa.

Glitter

Just like Ruby

And Simson (that’s him goofing around in the background) do.

Goofing off

For more spring dancing, please visit: Our World.


Rock ‘n Roll Queen

Ruby’s previous owner trained her to jump up

On very tall rocks for treats. She seems to enjoy it.

On stone

Last week, the mornings were cold (minus temperatures)

But Ruby decided to break through the ice for a swim anyway.

Ruby wet copy

She then scaled a tall rock

And decided to share a spring shower with me.

Ruby shower

Once out of the water,

She started to steam in the cold air.

Steaming copy

No matter how hard he tried,

Simson just wasn’t agile enough to jump onto the top of that tall tall rock!

Simson

In the meantime, Ruby remained at the top,

Enjoying the sunshine in majestic solitude.

Sunny

For more rocky stories, please visit: Our World.

 


Blue beauty

Early morning copy

Today, I woke up to minus temperatures

A frosted blue sky,

And two furry posers down by the lake.

Pose

At last – a glorious dawn

Singing its golden promises

Of melting ice and beauty.

Early morning copy

 

For more posing beauties, please visit: Skywatch.


The joy of dogs

Indulge me as I revel in the joy of dogs.

(This is our dear Oscar – gone but not forgotten.)

Oscar

They know how to live life

So fully and happily and goofily

(Life is better with a bit of silliness in it and Simson is our little goofball.)

Goofball

They know how to greet friends

With open paws and make them feel appreciated

(This is Alba, a friend’s dog.)

Having fun copy

And they know that a smile and some snow

Is the best cosmetic in the world,

(Just like our Ruby).

Ruby snowface copy

For more joyful posts, please visit: Our World.


Furry boy

A little piece of Oscar was returned to us

In the shape of this furry boy – Simson, who is 16 months old.

Simson

He’s living with us for a while (hopefully, forever)

And is in constant motion.

(Long-time friends of this blog will know that I took lots of pictures of Oscar like this…)

Run

When he does slow down,

He is adorably goofy.

(Picture taken with the anklebiters on his Christmas visit with us.)

Goofy

Ruby enjoys his company –

In fact, I’d say that best friends stick together. (Excuse the pun!)

Stick

And when I asked them to pose and say cheese, I got this!

(Someone always closes their eyes just as the shutter clicks, don’t they?)

Say cheese

For more furry and non-furry stories, please visit: Our World.


Winter royalty

It was a lovely day for a walk:

The rising sun cast a pink glow on the thousand-year-old rune stone.

Rune stone

Ruby enjoyed the wooden throne

Carved out of an old tree trunk.

Queen Ruby

Winter made berries luscious

With a sugar-coating of ice,

Berries copy

And turned a tarpaulin

Into a work of art.

Blue

Someone with a sense of humour

Wrote ‘sign’ on a snow-covered sign!

Sign

It was a lovely day for a walk —

And I think Ruby enjoyed it too.

Zen

For more sugar-coated stories, please visit: Our World.

 


Winter’s heart

Maybe I’ve lived in Sweden for too long —

But that first ice on the lake always gets a shout of joy from me!

Testing ice

It’s fun to explore

And find icy eyelashes on leaves

Eyelashes

And diamond-studded benches.

Frosty bench

Later on that afternoon,

I found the heart of winter

In the purple of the setting sun.

Heart_Ruby copy

For more warming stories, please visit: Our World.

 


Cute overload

These are pictures of Ruby’s puppies when they were only five weeks’ old this August.

But I thought it would be nice to kick off 2015 with some doggie wisdom.

A smile is the best make-up in the world;

Ruby

Appreciate the friends and family you have;

Pups in a row

Life might throw us a bad hair day every now and then,

But it’s how we handle life’s challenges that matter;

Punk copy

And, finally, be kind to yourself.

Wishing you all a kind and compassionate new year!

Houdini

For more cuteness, please visit: Our World.

 


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