Wednesday, November 19, 2014

JOY REALLY IS ALL THERE IS


My life is pretty much the same each day
with maybe a variation in 
destinations and ~


today was no exception 
with the guys following me through the autumn dune grasses ~


I stopped for a second and the clicking began.
Must be something about the colours and lines 
as the Dads always say.


All I know is I was blessed with blond locks
on my head and legs
and whenever the perfect moment appears
they begin their photo dance.


Even Ron plays with my colours
almost having me totally hidden in the grasses.
Mr. Orangie always gives me away though.


Jim takes the high road along the dune's edge.
Don't you love the rocks, grasses and sky,
not to mention Jimbo !?!


JOY really is all I can show you
when I reach the top of the dunes.
I truly LOVE arriving and descending upon the beach.


Jim, 
although totally covered in layers
loves this beach too,
no matter what the season offers us and ~


I agree wholeheartedly,
because to leap and bound
to run and dive
inhaling and exhaling salty air
makes us healthier 
every time we come.


Sunday, November 16, 2014

TEASING & TEMPTATION


Jim ~ What are you doing?
Oh, so you are using your magic powers again.
Always teasing!


You can't get away from me,
as I have told my friends on Facebook.
'cause I am as fast as a bullet
as quick as firefly
as speedy as a comet (how appropriate).


This fellow has the whole beach to himself now,
with me heading over the grassy dunes to the car.


The perfect weather is holding it's own
which is a plus for us
because wet snow is on it's way.


I'll believe it when I see it.
I love tempting the Gods.


Teasing and Temptation
they always go hand in hand
from my perspective.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

IS IT NORMAL TO BE PASSED BY PIGEONS?


The other day Ron and I decided to walk around 
the Halifax Public gardens
while Jim attended to a medical appointment nearby.
The sidewalks were littered 
with thousands upon thousands
of leaves and ~


the best chalk graffiti
by someone declaring 
their LOVE for Emily FOREVER.


Inside the gardens were sprinkled with
golden leaves
and
with plenty of empty benches
for anyone to take advantage of.


Around the 3rd corner heading down Sackville Street
I zeroed in on a delightful fragrance.
~ DOODLES having DOODLE TIME
without a care in the world ~
Could that be my mantra for the day?



I discovered this choice gate door 
which was locked
but I was more interested in the scent
attached to the bottom.
Ahhh ~ HEAVEN !


We managed to circumnavigate the perimeter
 and return to the car.
As we sat quietly 
4 people scooted by on segways
I could hear one of them ask ~

"Is it normal to be passed by pigeons?"
~~~
(turn up your volume and just listen as the 4th person scoots by)


Such is my life,
but I can tell you 
I would never let pigeons
 (spelled without a "D" for Pete's sake Ron )
pass me, 
EVER!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

WE WILL NEVER FORGET



~ May this day bring you closer to your loved ones
may it help with any sorrow that has followed your path
may it lift you up ever so gently
and
softly lay you down with love ~

~ Sophie & Ron

Friday, November 7, 2014

BEACH HEARTS ~~ REALLY !!


Follow me !!
The boardwalk leads over the grassy dunes
(to protect them from being destroyed by
4 leggeds and 2 leggeds)
and 
when you reach the other side, well ~


you will find whatever your heart desires
(in the lower right corner is one, 
not quite fully formed but close)


This is what I'm talking about !!
HEARTS on the beach.
They are there, 
you just have to be patient and imaginative.


Crashing waves 
constantly pummelling the rocks
grind them down 
over and over again ~


producing gems like these
waiting to be picked up
or to be photographed.


 The pounding surf is relentless
no wonder the shoreline changes constantly
season after season after season after season ~


but then without warning
you will fall upon something like this
sitting on the sand
as if it was meant to be
to be seen by myself
or you.


This is why I love to go to the beach.
Our beach has so much action somedays
and calm and serene on others.
Finding these
BEACH HEARTS
is like putting frosting on the cake.

Monday, November 3, 2014

ACE + SOPHIE = FULL HOUSE


Halloween Friday afternoon
bright, blue skies, fresh air
and smiles
ACE, Brynn's new puppy comes to visit for the 1st time.
The thing is I'm at daycare down the road so,


they came to pick me up 
and I felt it was my duty to welcome them all.
Brynn and Ace were heading for the corralled pasture ~


Psst: This little buzzing bumble bee took care of me all day.
Love bumble bees!


continuing on ~ Brynn and Ace had their eyes on Topaz and Tony.


 Nose kisses and socialization
start them young and you'll have a well-rounded doggy!!


We headed for MacDonald Hill after leaving day care.
ACE had never been here before so,


I did the obligatory intros and discussions of vistas then,


played uncontrollably while holding Mr. Orangie.
ACE is one active pupster,
just like me 7 years ago.
(leave me alone I just played super hard all day from 9 am to 4pm
with many doggies ~ I'm zonked)


All in all ACE put a smile on everyone's face including mine
when Mr. Orangie managed to slip out of my mouth
and
ACE tried to pick it up.
Thanks for dropping by you 2.
Always welcome.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

MASSAGE TIME


Over the passed 7 years of my Doodle Life
I have gotten to know Laura
who works at the Three Dog Bakery nearby.


Well, recently she informed us that she is in the middle
of a massage course for animals.
HELLO, SAY WHAT ? !!!


She asked my Dads if she could use me as a guinea pig.
Excuse me I'm a Doodle Pig !
But for this time being I can be whatever she wants me to be.


Don't you feel relaxed already?
I am in DOODLE NIRVANA, seriously !


Even my TOE-TOES were manipulated,
needless to say I am more that happy with this relationship.


Just take a look and listen !
I am zonked and I am quiet !


Laura, you are more than welcome to call me a Guinea Pig
anytime you want.
Huh? What you say?
Laura is coming back next Tuesday !
Just to see me !
I have hit the jackpot / lottery folks !!