Monday, January 21, 2013

Land of Winter


Warning! You may want to add those layers of warm clothing, again!
I managed quite well sniffing stones and iced seaweed
without freezing my nose or toes!


I did however seem to get stuck in this snow...just teasing!
Mr. Orangie needed some attention...that's all!


Up over the snowy covered grass dune path I headed,
catching the scent of something in the air.


A school bus slowly working it's way down the road.
You can smell the exhaust fumes on the wind
which immediately brings you back to reality.
~~~If the cold didn't, the fumes will~~~


There!
That's better~~~fresh air again!


So it seems like we are heading to another vantage point.
One you've all been to before....and if you are new to my doodle world~~~
WELCOME to MACDONALD HILL!


Bouncing, sniffing sans Mr. Orangie....Huh!
Sometimes one has to experience the real world without any distractions!


My Dads seem to know what they are doing when they keep Mr. O to themselves.
Did I just admit to that?
Well I know I got a lot more sniffing in today....


and I know I had a really "COOL/COLD" time
bounding all over the place.


This view always settles me after I investigate 
every inch of the place.


My world may be going through it's winter period,
but I do know that the warmth that I feel from 
all of you just heats up my heart.

Namaste~~~My Friends~~~Namaste

53 comments:

  1. So beautiful, Sophie! It's 80 F here today and crystal clear!

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    1. Some day....only if it would hurry up....I was told not to wish my time away.....to live in the present!!!!I hear ya, Daddies!

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  2. We are just loving that post! Such magical photos - such lovely words! Today is supposed to be 'Blue Monday' the most depressing day of the year but that post certainly put a smile on all our faces! Sophie - you are on Twitter? Clive's just started but it's taking us a while to get used to 'tweeting'!! We're sharing this post on Clive's twitter account now - hope that's okay?

    - Clive & Co

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    1. That is wonderful that Clivey Baby is Tweeting~~~~~I'll rush over and start following. Hey Murray! Good to see you again!!

      Blue Monday~~~~~~BE GONE, I say, BE GONE!!!!!!!

      Sophie and Ron

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  3. nice times Sophie. i'm happy you took me along. i love the views. breathtaking. i'm really fond of the fence view.

    i can't wait to celebrate your birthday - how do you celebrate such a big day? snacks? a new toy? a great run? ( :

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    1. SURPRISE DAY! That should be, I hope a visit to The Three Dog Bakery....I LOVE THAT PLACE....just let me loose in there, I can do some real damage inside those 4 walls!

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  4. Wow! I love the view you have from MacDonald Hill. You are one lucky girl, Sophie! Your dads sure know how to take a dog on an adventure!

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    1. I sure hope you got a kick out of seeing my hill views. We love going there any time of year.....we've seen and experienced some awesome sights from there....sunsets, sunrises, surfers and windy!!!

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  5. Ohhhh that is too cold for me. I will stay here on the California coast and just enjoy your photos:-)

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    1. Hi hear you LOUD AND CLEAR Denise......a friend was just in San Diego and I saw pictures....so warm and civilzed me thinks!

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    1. We is so darn cwazy down here, ain't we!!!!

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  7. I can tell you, we had 30C = to 86F today!!! too,too hot to do any more outside work after 11.45 a.m. Sophie, your snow to the water's edge, lovely, and your legs in deep snow, super.Wrap up your Daddies well, they might feel the cold a little more than you.Cheers from Jean

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    1. You are so right, Jean.....one Daddy in particular is not a great fan of the cold.....many excuses to stay home......heard them all! I just want to run and I love the cold. You know I find heat and humidity harder to deal with....I lose my git up and go, most often!

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    1. Thanks Terry.....time for some hot chocolate and for me, hot milk...I love milk!

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  9. Your beach is beautiful, no matter what the temperature is, Sophie! We're about to get out first taste of frigid weather tomorrow. I'm glad the cats are content to stay inside.

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    1. Yes, snuggle and keep oh so warm while Frosty does his thing!!!

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  10. Beautiful photos as always.
    You take us right into your world Sophie, feel the cold, smell the fresh air, sense your energy and love. I wish my arms could stretch the miles and give you a hug x

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    1. I can feel the LOVE, Eileen~~~~~~~~~~there are some love vibes for all of you!!!

      Cheers!

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  11. Wow Sophie you are really having a Winter Wonderland there. At least you can spot Mr.Orange. Have snow much fun and have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Yes, we are knee deep sometimes~~~~~~Thanks for 'MollyDropping' by!!!

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  12. Snow on the beach, such a strange site, looks like you had a great walk.

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    1. Yes, I agree SNOW should never be on a beach! I guess we'll have to pretend that it's warm and breezy like summer~~~~~5 months to go!

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  13. Another set of beautiful images! Will the cold be hanging around for awhile? It is -14°C as I write this. And this chilly weather will hang around for the entire week. Brrrr.... How does Mr. Orangie handle the cold? Does he need layers, too? :)

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    1. Mr. O ~~~~ slides into Daddy's pocket when too much chewing and frozen icicles start forming on Sophie's chinny chin hairs ~~~ her DoodleBeard!! Yes the cold seems to be handing in there~~~not really a fan but at least it perks you up and makes you feel like you are ALIVE!!!

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  14. Snow at the beach! How gorgeous! And a very rare sight in my area....

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    1. If you ever have the chance wear some extra snugglies and then run around like mad....you'll LOVE it!!

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  15. Sophie, you are so cute and you do warm a person's heart! Beautiful photos!

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    1. With this cold weather I sure hope someone gets warmed up!!!!

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  16. Sophie your beach looks so beautiful it looks fake!
    Benny & Lily

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    1. If 'fake' means 'cold' in urban language then, you are spot on right....but if you mean as in not real...I'm afraid it is all too real, freezing, slippery and bitingly cold!

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  17. Beautiful shots. I love seeing snow on a beach!

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    1. Hi Fiona....we are so used to our 4 distinct seasons....those peeps that aren't used to snowy beaches are learning a lot about the rest of the world!

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  18. Hi!!! You have great places to go to, your beach is always nice to see....
    We have cold here , its -15 C just now this evening 21.42 PM Will probably get some more ....brrrr
    Our dogs wont go out....:-)

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    1. Hi friends!
      Yes Sweden appears to very cold now too....this is normal for January right!? Take care and stay warm!!

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  19. Such beautiful photos and happy times Sophie. Can I come play with you? I need some one to play with.
    love
    tweedles

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    1. You know what Tweedles~~~~~~~I would LOVE to come play with you. Little snookums like you get me all twitterpated and I jump for JOY!!

      CHeers!

      Sophie Doodle

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  20. I'm happy for you that you love the fresh, clean, crispy air! BUT, one of these days your Dad's are going to dig their heels in and say - "Not today, Girl, it's so darn cold!"
    ;-)

    Lick!

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    1. FUNNY, FUNNY GIRL YOU ARE!!!!Jim does that every know and again and Ron, poor Ron, has to take me to the beach...LOL!!

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  21. Aw, you are Doodle sweet! It is very cold here. We are having the 3rd coldest January on record!


    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

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    1. 3rd coldest sounds very cold X 3....not pleasant if you aren't used to it. Snuggle tight!!

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  22. Beautiful dog and beautiful place.
    Rick ~ Your latest follower.

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    1. Hi Rick...welcome aboard my Doodle World! Always happy to have southerns dropping in!

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  23. Wow, Sophie.. that will teach me to stop by your blog so late. Everyone has said it all.. but.. I will add more of the same :) Your winter wonderland is gorgeous, you are adorable.. and your dad's photography talent is pretty special too! As for your other dad - yeah, sometimes a few of us humans just have to cocoon on occasional cold (or rainy) days. Black Jack is the first dog I have had who 'gets' that concept, but not for cold. She wants to cocoon on rainy days. Weird, huh? It's supposed to rain all day here, so she and I may be playing a lot of indoor ball today. Happy snow sniffing, but don't let Mr.O get too lonely :)

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    1. Hi Carol, Bill and Black Jack!!

      Cocooning is something I enjoy doing sometimes. Seriously, you thought I was always "go get em tiger"...well after long walks and bed time I will cocoon...and give the evil eye if anyone disturbs me. I do go along with them but am reluctant.
      We are bright and sunny -13C heading for -20C overnight....not a good time to be out.
      OK, BJ...enjoy catching that ball....indoor ball how novel...chances of anything braking here is super high!

      Cheers Sophie Doodle

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  24. Hello Sophie and Ron,
    Such beautiful pictures and Sophie, you look like you are having a lot of doodle fun!
    Ivan

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    1. Massive DoodleFun....Sophie knows how to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear....she always enjoys herself over and above, beyond the beyond and everytime.
      Hugs to Aston...I bet he's snuggling right now!
      Sophie is...so cold today!

      Ron

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  25. I STOPPED at that 'school bus' photo!! One of your best 'Daddy Ron'! A real moment in time. You're the best, ya know.

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    1. It reminds me of a movie we saw many years ago...the Sweet Hereafter!!!

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    2. Exactly! That lone school bus out in the middle of nowhere on a cold freezing afternoon.

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  26. Hi Sophie! I enjoyed sharing your trip to MacDonald Hill! You make it come alive. I see you've been playing with your blog again - new header, new background. It looks great. Was the orange a little too intense? I actually liked it a lot. This is calm and restful. I hope that you are enjoying your weekend!

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    1. Hi Louise.....Well the header debacle.....I was trying to change some sidebar colours and dividing lines and messed up the lot....then nothing would change when I clicked the buttons. I thought well Ron....what should you do....ehhhhh change the whole friggin' thing so I did! It was a week of frustration and change....so now we have cooler winter colours and lightness!

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