Thursday, April 23, 2015

TOUCH of COOL FOG


Can you feel it?


Oh yes, the refreshing touch of cool fog
slowly gliding in from over the ocean.


 It softens the landscape giving the view a muted cover ~


sifting across the beach rock 
up and over


to the other side 
where we walk and park our car


the lake on the other side of the parking lot
is smothered in sunset clouds
protected from the ocean's fickle nature


up on the hill 
I manage to sniff out a choice spot
just as the sunset 
descends for the evening


Cool fog and Sunsets
this is what makes my day
and
hopefully yours!!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

HAIRCUT & EARLY WALK


Yes, haircuts make me lively, perky and DOODLICIOUS!
Just ask the guys!
I was so full of vim & vigour
so we jumped intro the car and went to the boardwalk.


 7 A.M. ~ Yes you see ice but the air is warm
which hastens the demise of Ol' Man Winter
and his Trojan warriors of 2 long icy months!


Photographers get up early!
You people know who you are.


If I had a camera I would be snapping pictures too.
So instead I sniff and sniff 
usually discovering something choice!


The sunrise accents my blond fringe quite well this morning.
I must say I love a good haircut!


Heading back to the car along the trail
passed the still frozen bog
I discover another sweet sniffing morsel.
Aaahhhhh, Heaven as usual!!


We Three Amigoes 
do enjoy our early morning 
wake-me-up strolls!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

HEADING OUT FOR MY SPRING-DO!!


Hey folks!
I'll make this short and sweet
and
I mean SHORT!!
I'm heading out to get my hairs cut
~ sheered off ~
~ diminished ~
~ reduced ~
"off with their heads"
by a brand new hair-do stylist to the Doodle Stars!
His name is Jeff.


This lady knows exactly 
WHY
the guys need my hairs shortened.
Sheeh, what's with humans anyway!?!

Friday, April 10, 2015

EVERYWHERE THERE IS SPEED •.¸¸ ¸¸.•*¨*•.¸¸ ¸¸.•*¨*



For the last 2 months our world has been smothered in snow
all forms of the white stuff ~~


but this passed week the skies and waters came alive
with wings all kinds of them ~~


Look what's above and ahead of us !!!


Yes these beauties were flipping through the air above our heads.
I have never seen such speed and agility.
I thought the the sailboards like the 1st two pictures were fast
but they have nothing on these light weight remote control planes.


I really get off on visiting this hill
because there is always something to see and to do here.
Ron told me about the iceboater he saw the other day
(but couldn't stop along the side of the road to take pictures
because the snowbanks were too high) ~~


^ But this will give you an idea of the thrill of this sport ^
See what I mean!
EXHILARATING BEYOND WORDS!!

Monday, April 6, 2015

SHEER DOODLE JOY!!


As usual, I've got my nose into something ~


~ as we venture up this trail that we discovered a few years ago.
 Ron and I decided to try it while Jim was at work for the afternoon.


Before we started climbing the slope 
we stopped and soaked up this view
~ pond and ducks ~
so tranquil.


Just to the right the waters began to drop off 
turning into a torrent 
sweeping any unsuspecting branches and ice away.


 All around 
the lakes are covered in pale teal blue 
caused by the many changes in snow and ice layering.
The sunlight causes the various shades
and also appears differently
when it's foggy.


With all of that going on down below me 
I really wanted to climb this slope
because I love to climb.


Birch groves were every where


 We even heard and saw this stream hiding off to the side
which I do believe worked it's way down to that pond I showed you.


No greenery as of this Easter weekend
(even though Ron wants you to know that his snowdrops are pushing through
only a handful but that gives us hope)


 I hear sounds that make me want to investigate
and
believe you me
I WOULD INVESTIGATE!


But I listen this time
because 
I AM HAPPY!
(what gives it away!)

Thursday, April 2, 2015

APRIL •*¨*•♫♪


April has arrived!
This has always been a month for renewal and rejuvenation.
So today we decided that everything just felt right
for a walk in the park. 
Just look at Jim's face and my determined canter up the hill.
I just never understood why one would need Nordic walking poles!
Perhaps, it's because I have 4 legs!


This is the 1st time since 2013 that Daddy Ron
has had the opportunity soak up this view.
We found this picnic table along the edge of the pathway
and just stopped and stared for awhile.


The entrance to the Halifax Harbour looks so calm and serene today.
This vantage point really gives you an idea of the height of this hill
with many skeleton trees left over from Hurricane Juan in 2003.
The vegetation is returning slowly covering the land below.
One good thing though is that the view has opened up
a remarkable vista for quite a few years now.


Discovering a new path always turns into a photo op of clicking.
I am hiding behind shrubs
Jim is checking the depth of the snow
The container pier is bustling down below
and
Ron is taking pictures.


This shows you what happens when the guys aren't paying attention to me!
I smelled ocean water from high on the hill
and
before we all knew it
I WAS ON THE BEACH ~~


and into the water!
Sheeh what's a girl to do!?!
I haven't swum since last November
and 
it's high time tide (pun) that I took full advantage of it.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

SNOW + FRESH AIR = JOY


Yes, you guessed it right my loyal followers
♫♫♪•*¨*IT SNOWED AGAIN!! *¨*•♫♫♪
white fluffy powder snow
just enough to get me 
DISCOMBOBULATED!


enough to send me into orbit around the cherry tree
and prepare me for an unexpected trip to my favourite hill
~ MacDonald Hill ~


Jim is trying to knock the snow off the mugo pine
so that it will land on me!
~ AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN ~
I am too smart for his shenanigans.
Pawlease!


Jim headed inside MacDonald House,
it's Sunday ~ his day of work.
Ron and I will just take in this view
and watch the surfers.


This surfer's legs are covered in snow,
as I mentioned it snowed again last night.


 ~ Deep deep snow down the trail to the bluff ~
(Did I ever tell you I came upon a film crew here
a couple years ago,
 so being a friendly sort
I walked right in the middle of things and 
introduced myself.)
I LOVE THIS PLACE!!


Looky here the snow is beginning to melt
which truly is a good thing 
because 2 months of storms 9+ 
just about frays the nerves.
I heard the humans say.


Really this winter has been a long one but
for me an 8 year old DOODLE in love with LIFE
I can handle 2 months of snow,
since I have my chauffeurs ready 
whenever I need them.