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Taking the Puppy for a Walk

Sunday, November 03, 2013

On this delicious Extra Hour weekend - when daylight savings time goes off at last - I wanted to savor all the time off I could. Alas - the house; a house with spoiled puppies owned by geezers who indulge their dogs way more than they did their children, was an utter wreck so I had to put in hours doing laundry, cleaning kitchens, vacuuming the dust dinosaurs out from under the bed. But once all that was done, I decided to take the new baby puppy, Juno, for a walk.

Here she is, helping me hang out the laundry.

My yard has many windows into the jewel box that is autumn splendor in Virginia. Here are the topaz leaves in their emerald setting.

I love a meandering lane - there's just something magical about a curve in the road and this is the lane to my house - so I get to enjoy it every day!

It was actually a very balmy day yesterday but you could tell by the sky that the weather was changing.

Little Juno was ready for any adventure. This is the half mile point we walk to most often, in the early mornings.

She's still at the pee pee poo poo chew chew puppy stage. It's a little extra work around the house but it's so much fun - if you are a dog person - which I am.

There were so many beautiful autumn colors popping out of the ground,

on the branches,

in the sky - it was just a glorious day.

I count myself as extremely fortunate to live in a place where my family has lived for centuries. We can see evidence of occupation all over the place - in the woods there are old corn cribs, across the fields are old tenant houses. They remind me that I'm part of a line of humanity that was before and will be afterwards. It makes me feel cozy and loved even when I am alone.

We just took the loop around the property - out the lane and home along the rim path. This was Juno's first time exploring the path all by her doggy self - since Callie, the big dog, was out on the sailboat. She felt very bold.

And then we were back home again and ready for some supper! FEED ME MAMA.

Hope you enjoyed walking around the farm with me.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TORTISE110 11/18/2013 7:26AM

    Beautiful picture, Bess! Loved seeing your world.

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CLAIREINPARIS 11/12/2013 2:47PM

    Oh how gorgeous! That was a beautiful walk, with so many incredible colors... That mushroom was stunning! Many thanks for sharing it with us.

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MSLZZY 11/5/2013 9:25AM

    Just lovely! Enjoy the puppy while you can because she will grow up. HUGS!

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PUNCHILOUIE 11/3/2013 12:57PM

    Lovely!!!!! emoticon

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LOTUSBURGER 11/3/2013 10:17AM

    What fun!! Thanks for taking me along for the adventure!! emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 11/3/2013 9:26AM

    Lovely pics. Juno is adogable. I listen to VA radio early morning on the internet.

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WATERMELLEN 11/3/2013 9:15AM

    I am most definitely a dog person and your puppy is adorable!!

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CELIAMINER 11/3/2013 8:51AM

    You are indeed fortunate to such a beautiful place. Have fun with the hubs and the pups!

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BETHGILLIGAN 11/3/2013 8:24AM

    Loved your walk! Your land is beautiful!! Your puppy is adorable! We are crazy dog people also--when we had our 2 rescue beagles we bought a king sized bed so there would be room for all!!! Love our dogs!!

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KANOE10 11/3/2013 8:20AM

    I loved sharing your walk with you and your puppy. The fall looks lovely. It is rewarding to be surrounded by artifacts of the past to remind us that we are all part of this journey and to celebrate the past and the future.

You look great!

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