Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Appreciate the Outdoors!

 The temps today were springlike...
I know everyone thinks we live in the winter hinterland
and the sun never shines and the winds blow ill will,
but really the warmth was unexpected and most welcomed.

 Needless to say, I was overjoyed and 
with Mr. Orangie in mouth
bounding through the winter dune grasses like an antelope,
I was more than elated
I was euphoric.

 The daily walk was so much easier to handle and 
no chance of slipping on ice(which will be here sooner than not).

 I noticed someone was stuck on the arm rail
in front of the outhouses.
I thought he needed some help
so I checked him out!

 OH...It's you...Jimbo!
Feel better, now!?
I see there is one accessible door behind you!
You wouldn't catch me going in there!

Such is my life...
dealing with the humans
 in my daily existence!

Hope this inspires you to appreciate
your world.


  1. It seems to me that you are indeed a very lucky dog Sophie!

    I'd say that your Dads are pretty darn lucky as well!

    Wishing you a wonderful New Year...

  2. hi sophie!!! i missed you SO!!! its so good to see you again... how've you been, girl? bella wants me to tell you we are looking for a new home to rent and have been busy working, lQQking around for said place, and just hanging out at home slowly packing.... we think about you even when i dont blog.... big hugs and kissies!!!


  3. It was a nice 35 C (95 F) today. We can tell by the parka, gloves and beanie that you are having springlike weather...not!!!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & roxy

  4. :-) nice! Hope the warm weather sticks around for a while!

  5. This DOES inspire me.

    I'm with Sophie, you wouldn't catch me going in there either.

    I think your definition of "springlike" may be a bit skewed. A zipped up down jacket, layers underneath, gloves, and a hat? NOT springlike in my book.

  6. It also inspires me to appreciate indoor plumbing!

  7. What a bunch of wimps, eh Sophie! Imagine, basking in the warm breezes of 'god knows where'......yes, just imagine......

  8. Springlike? It's all a matter of perspective, right? The coastal photos are very inspiring, however warm or chilly it appears. Beauty is beauty, fun is fun.
    I wouldn't go near those facilities either.

  9. Hi Sophie, now I am jealous. Our temps dropped from the 70's to the 40's last night.. brr.
    Gorgeous shots, Jim.
    Be well n happy,
    Pam n Crissy-doodle:)

  10. Hi ya Sophie!
    Yes! We appreciate, definitely. Every walkie brings us new sights and sounds.... Always enjoy getting out... Thank you for sharing these most beautiful photos!

    Big hugs,
    Sierra Rose

  11. Spring like sound good to me and that beach looks divine.

    If Sophie was hanging at my place she'd be curled up under the wood stove...burrrrr!

    It was in the teens this morning, and I live in the south!

    Dad's welcome, ya'll like cats?

  12. You always inspire us to appreciate our world! You definitely live in one of the prettiest corners of the world, that's for sure!


  13. Sophie...I Love and LIVE to appreciate the outdoors! In fact, if mom gets to working too much I scratch at her legs and bark if I have to to just get her OUT there. She's always glad when she gets there. Beautiful photos as always!

  14. Yes, that is my goal - to truly, deeply appreciate this world, and to glory in the power of the weather, even when it's harsh.

  15. We always appreciate the outdoors...although, like you, we prefer it when it is warmer. Glad you had a good walkie.

  16. Sophie -- love how your humans join you in your journey to enjoy every day! Isn't life grand? :)

  17. Wow, that second to last photo is stunning! I think that you and I share a huge appreciation of our outdoor worlds. I'm so glad that you got a warm day to relax and enjoy nature!


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