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Monday, June 11, 2012


I really hope this works this time as I had it all done this morning but when I clicked on spell check I somehow lost everything. AARRRGGGHH. But since I did promise you some pictures I will try and try again until I can get them posted. (I guess if you are reading this it must have worked! emoticon

Here goes with the pictures:

The first picture is a path in the woods we found by accident in April. Yes, you did read that right...April. I loved this spot and am looking forward to walking it as much as I can next winter.

The next one was taken in basically the same spot but looking in the other direction. You can really see the difference in how the snow melts in the open as opposed to the shelter of the trees.

This picture was supposed to be a family one but a squirrel ran by and we lost Louisa and the blur of white you see is actually Maddy in hot pursuit!

This is how I looked starting out when we were in the open and the wind was whipping....some cute, eh?

And this is what I looked like behind that hat and those oversize sunglasses!

Then Maddy got in the act of dressing up

This is Louisa and myself later on in May on our way to walk in the woods! She is more interested in what she sees out the window that actually posing!

Not to be outdone here is Maddy with mommy!

Looking for John to give the all clear sign before they are allowed to jump out and run!

A road we found quite by accident. It was really peaceful but we didn't see any wildlife thanks to the noise Maddy and Louisa were making.

Maddy thought these were prints of aliens wearing high heels but was okay once we told him they were from a huge moose!

Getting tired of being asked to sit when there was so much to see and sniff

All Louisa needs to make her happy is a stick and somebody to chase her!

A hundred shades of green

Guess who found mud to walk in?

Pretty fireweed

What was happening behind my back while I was admiring the fireweed

This and the following one are "just because" scenery shots

And my favourite picture of recent walks is this one. Just look how cute their shadows are on the rock behind them

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    Told you I was going to go back through your blogs and check you out! I just showed Aunt Di your pics in this blog and told her you get to see this scenery every day. When I lived in NY state, it was pretty like this but I was so young I couldn't really appreciate it. But after living in Florida for the past 31 years I realize that I miss that place so much and how pretty it was every time I went back to visit (we lived on a dairy farm). And you get to look at this every day. Wow!

    All I have down here in Jacksonville is flat ground, HOT days, HUMID nights, and sweat, sweat, sweat! You can sweat in the air conditioning! My grass is green, but only because we've spend years and years getting all the sand to fill in with SOME kind of grass - we don't even care which type anymore! I plant grass seed every summer and by the next summer it is dead and gone in one area of the yard that I like to call the "SuperFund site", meaning that there is probably so much ground contamination that nothing will ever thrive there. It's a joke because my father put down TONS of weed and feed, but it was really WEEDS that were growing. So nothing grows there anymore!! (I did get some grass this year that looks like it will make it.)

    I just enjoy reading your blogs and then catching up with you in the threads! You are right... we could probably get into some devilish trouble together!!
    2114 days ago
  • GAYLE-G-63
    Susan, you take great pictures! Makes me want to walk there, also! =)
    2157 days ago
    Great pix. Made me smile all the way through. You and your pups are adorable. You live in a very beautiful place. Me not so much but there are patches of beauty where my house is located. Keep up the great walks and picture too.
    2158 days ago
    Just beautiful! All of you....
    2162 days ago
    Wow Susan. Thanks for this. I just saw it now, because I've also become a bad Sparker lately. I log in every day...bu just can't watch portions or exercise. Really battling, but also due to stress. So I know how you feel.
    Anyway...this blog was so enjoyable, esp for me living out here in the desert, and not being able to keep a dog. And dogs were always my life . I loved seeing where you walk, seeing you, seeing your pets. Thank you. You are lovely.
    Be blessed. Hope you stay on Spark, to keep blessing us.
    2162 days ago
    Beautiful scenery, beautiful dogs. Lucky Lady! emoticon
    2165 days ago
    Great pic! Thanks for sharing
    2166 days ago
    Great shots, that must be a really nice walk for all of you. You have great pups to go with.
    2166 days ago
    Love the beautiful pictures and happy dogs!
    2166 days ago
    Great scenic route and the dogs are cute. Such a renewal of spirit in this place. Enjoy often.
    2169 days ago
  • MILLIE5522
    Great pictures! Your dogs are lovely emoticon
    2169 days ago
    What sweet pups you have there - and clearly very happy!
    2169 days ago
    Oh boy now I feel stupid! As soon as I sent the last comment about not being able to see the photos they all appeared! The scenery looks a lot like here in Northern BC. It feels like we could be neighbours! Thanks for a little glimpse into your world Susan. The dogs are wonderful... you and John look great.
    Have a great Tuesday emoticon
    2169 days ago
    I get red x' s and that happens to me often when people send pics. My soft wear is not able to click on it and get the photo. If you know why or anyone out there does. Please clue me in. emoticon
    2169 days ago
    I'm so glad you took the time to post these. I so enjoyed your walks! Your fur kids are beautiful. Toby and Maureen would love to go on those walks with you. Unfortunately, they stay on lead most of the time. I'm not sure they'd come back, especially if they had all those fun things to see and do! LOL

    2169 days ago
    What a gorgeous place you live in!!!! Your dogs are so adorable!!! emoticon
    2169 days ago
    Love the nature pics. My dogs are kinda like yours... They are afraid of all water unless that water has mud on the bottom.
    2169 days ago
    2170 days ago
    I love the last picture and the one with Louisa with the giant stick. That's hilarious. Dogs are such happy characters. My dogs nickname is Nutball(given to him by my brother). Thanks for sharing!
    2170 days ago
  • POPSY190
    Beautiful - people, dogs, scenery. Thank you.
    2170 days ago
    Love the photos! The scenery is beautiful. Your dogs look quite happy to be outside. Also love your wallpaper.
    2170 days ago
  • JAMER123
    Great pictures!! Love your dogs, esp. Maddy. Kind of looks like one of my little ones. Thank you for sharing the pictures and taking time to repost all that work!!

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    2170 days ago
  • KAYDE53
    Great pictures!! Especially that last one!!! The scenery is beautiful & I can see why you love living there! Thanks for sharing!!
    2170 days ago
  • CHLOE453
    Love your picts!!!! Thank you so much for sharing. emoticon
    2170 days ago
    thank you for showing the nice photos
    2170 days ago
    Thank you for taking us on your walk, love the scenery, you and hubby and of course the pups. Louisa looks so much like my late Honeybear. Yellow labs will always have my heart!!!

    Have fun on your excursions!!!!!
    2170 days ago
  • -COURT-
    thx for posting great pix. dogs are so cute..photogenic.
    2170 days ago
  • BOVEY63
    Great pics ~ you guys are all adorable and you really do have some beautiful scenery to walk in.
    2170 days ago
  • 0309COOKIE
    The pictures are all great. But my absolute favorite is the one with your pups' shadows on the rock. That is so cool.
    2170 days ago
  • JLITT62
    Lovely photos! Everyone looks so happy.
    2170 days ago
    Oh, my GOODNESS, Susan! I am so glad I didn't miss this blog! It's beautiful! I LOVE that photo of just you stuck in there that you didn't mention (the one under the hat and sunglasses!) You are beautiful! Thanks for sharing all the lovely photos! It really is great to see where you go and what it's like there, as well as to see you and your hubby and doggies! I loved it very much! Have a great week! emoticon emoticon
    2170 days ago
    Cute doggies! You can see their character in these pics. And the woods, the rocks, the trees... so beautiful!
    2170 days ago
    What a lovely area you and your loved ones live in. A small piece of heaven here on earth shown beautifully through the lens of your camera. Thanks! No wonder island living is often referred to as paradise!
    2170 days ago
    So beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!!
    2170 days ago
    Wonderful pics!! Loved the family shot with the blur going by!!

    2170 days ago
    What a beautiful area you live in!! Your furry kids are gorgeous, as well! I look forward to be able to enjoy walking once again, hopefully in the not too distant future. I bet your scenery has some changes every day, keeping it all fresh and oh-so pretty.....God sure paints beautifully, doesn't HE?

    Have a blessed week, Susan!!
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    2170 days ago
    Gorgeous pictures! I love how happy the dogs look. One of my favourite things to run across on the paths is a happy dog with a stick in his mouth. You always know that it's the very best stick in the whoooole universe!

    You're looking fantastic, too!
    2170 days ago
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