Posts tagged “golden retriever

Wonder

After three months of drought, forest fires and extreme heat,

The weather has finally turned cool and rainy.

It sure looks good!

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For more cool perspectives, please visit: Our World.


Peaceful in pink

I’m going away to Montenegro and Croatia with the kids for a week —

To see new horizons and sights.

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In the meantime, I leave you with

A pretty, pink sunset down at the lake.

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(I won’t be around to comment on your blogs for about ten days.

But don’t worry, Our World will be up and running as normal!)

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For more peace, please go to: Skywatch.

And, of course, Our World!


Burnished gold

Another golden sunset:

Trees marching across the horizon;

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The burnished copper of the lake

Is still.

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I gaze at the scene

In wonder.

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For more fiery skies, please go to: Skywatch.


Frozen

I haven’t been walking down to the lake that often

As the path is treacherously icy;

But when we do make it down there, Ruby is Queen of all she can see.

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Splashes of purple

Look like frozen ribbons

Declaring ‘It’s not spring yet.’

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No matter how much we pine (get the pun?)

For warmer times, we just have to appreciate what we have.

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For more moments in time, please visit: Our World.


Still winter

We’re having a lovely winter this spring,

But the dogs don’t mind.

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With the return of the light,

The colour is coming back —

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Sometimes gradually,

And sometimes in a bright flash of pink.

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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.)

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Ruby and Simmie at dawn

I love the way dogs embrace life –

And make the most of what they have:

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Ruby in the snow

Whether it’s a snowstorm

Or a large stick.

We can learn a lot from dogs.

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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.

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We have to chase the light —

Or perhaps the light is chasing us.

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

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But when the sun comes out,

The woods are filled with gold.

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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.

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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.)

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


Dandelion nose

Take a lovely, golden evening,

A dog and some water.

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Walk home through a field

Full of dandelions.

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Admire the doggie nose

Covered in dandelion fluff.

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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?

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And, of course, her ears flapping in a storm

Make her a great favourite to play Yoda.

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“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!

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