Posts tagged “golden retriever

Still winter

We’re having a lovely winter this spring,

But the dogs don’t mind.


With the return of the light,

The colour is coming back —


Sometimes gradually,

And sometimes in a bright flash of pink.


Only posting once this week due to work.

For more feel-good moments, please visit: Our World and at the end of the week, Skywatch.

Year of the Dog

In honour of the Chinese New Year – it’s Year of the Dog –

I’m featuring some of my favourite furry friends.

Those of you who have followed me for a while will recognize my very best fuzzy friend, Oscar.

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My dear departed Oscar

When he died,

Two more furry friends, Ruby and Simmie, came into my life.

(It’s not often I get them both in the same picture.)


Ruby and Simmie at dawn

I love the way dogs embrace life –

And make the most of what they have:


Ruby in the snow

Whether it’s a snowstorm

Or a large stick.

We can learn a lot from dogs.


Simmie enjoying a stick

For more furry friends or otherwise, please visit: Our World.

The golden path

The equinox has been and gone,

Which means it’s getting dark so early on in the evenings.


We have to chase the light —

Or perhaps the light is chasing us.

(This is Simmie, who turned four this weekend.)


But when the sun comes out,

The woods are filled with gold.


For more gold, please visit: Our World.

Hay up there!

It was a cool morning —

And a mist was rising up from the hay bales in the field.

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As always, my favourite model poses for me against the rising sun.

“Hay down there!” she seems to say.



She was pretty pleased with herself

For jumping up so high.

“I’ve got to bale now!” she says, and then jumps down

To go home.

(Hope these bad puns aren’t the last straw.)


For more bale-ful jokes, please visit: Our World.

Dandelion nose

Take a lovely, golden evening,

A dog and some water.


Walk home through a field

Full of dandelions.


Admire the doggie nose

Covered in dandelion fluff.


For more sweet stories, please visit: Our World.

Hollywood calling

Ruby turned 8 last week. As many of you long-time followers know, she is very good at posing for photos.

Perhaps Hollywood is calling her name…

Here she is as the Snow Queen:

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She makes a good character

in Dame of Thrones, don’t you think?


And, of course, her ears flapping in a storm

Make her a great favourite to play Yoda.


“So, Ruby – what do you think of your mum always taking photos of you?”

No, surely that’s not you sticking your tongue out at me!


For more un-retrievable jokes, please visit: Our World.

Spring honey

It was a blustery, spring evening —

But the light was delicious.


Ruby jumped up on her favourite high rock

As the honey’d rays of the sun glowed.


She was happy to look over her kingdom

Bathed in golden light.

(Simmie was busy running around in circles of joy.)


For more sweet skies, please visit: Skywatch.

Purple ribbons

The sun rises —

Presenting the new day as a gift

Tied up with purple ribbons.

(Dog not included… ;-))

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For more gifts, please visit: Skywatch.

Ruby on a rock

The dawn glowed apricot

And the moon hung gloriously golden in the sky.

Ruby loves jumping up onto rocks —

The higher the better.


Photo taken with my iPhone.

For more glowing shots, please visit: Skywatch.

The ghost of Christmas past

All our snow melted and we ended up having a green Christmas.

This is nothing new – I found these shots of my dear, departed Oscar

About to enjoy a Christmas Eve swim under a canopy

Of perfect reflections from a few years ago.


A timely reminder that there is beauty

And  joy and light in the world.


For more great skies, please visit: Skywatch.