Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Peace and Serenity near the Water


Off for our daily walk,
we dropped in on Maggie and Mim 
and headed out for a 1.5 hour jaunt.


Across the street from Mim's place is a yacht club,
which Ron wanted to see more closely
at the end of the walk.


With the sounds of chimes slightly tinkling,
Ron noticed  that the water in the lower part of this picture wasn't that icy.


This year and the passed three years our winters
have become much milder/warmer.
Of course, this is all relative but for us
it means we can get out and go for walks
all winter long without frost bite,
especially on my puppy toes.


You can see the slight film of ice covering the water
creating some very interesting designs.


The peace and solitude along the water's edge
was such a contrast at this time of year as compared to the summer.


Maggie and I made a point of getting extra lovin's
from this guy as we headed for home.


Jim and Mim,
(hey, that rhymes)
prepared soup and toast
while I licked up all the crumbs.
Only seemed right that I should help out too.


Testing and tasting,
I do believe these two knew what they were doing.


I think that I will show you some pictures
of our walk through the woods and along the shoreline.
You were there with us last November.
You'll see here Part 1 and here Part 2!

38 comments:

  1. So did Maggi snap those pictures of the three of you in the kitchen?? BOL!! We seriously think the city of Halifax should hire you guys to work for their tourist board. We really want to come visit you! You live in such a beautiful place, Sophie!

    -Bart and Ruby

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    1. How did you know that!!!winkers!! Maggi is a multi-taking pupster she is!!

      The city of Halifax has it's beauty and anything less won't see these pages. Thanks so much for such kind comments from you Lisa, Bart and Ruby....so appreciated!

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  2. What a lovely jaunt you all had. The water and the yachts are beautiful.

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    1. Yes everything is calm waiting for the 1st sign of spring...then...the hustle and bustle of the waterways begins....aaah the life of the seafarers!

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  3. Grreat pics :) and still brrrrrrr ;)!

    Smiled big at the last pic. Soooo cute *melts*!

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    1. That last picture 'look' was for you Alex....if it helps in your world...then I'm a happy puppy!

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  4. Hello SophieDoodle, you sure made a nice blog post here. When we lived in the city, we used to have a sail boat. It was a lot of fun and your pictures made some great memories come back for me. Thank you!

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    1. Oh IngerDoodle...the life of sailors/boaters is such a different way of life. We live in a marine environment and see water, salt and fresh, everywhere but rarely have an opportunity to sail upon it, now. We always look forward to boating trips whenever possible....we have water coursing through our veins I think!

      Ron

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  5. Peaceful pics of the boats&water.

    Lick!

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    1. For you Sharon to dream and write about!!!

      Lick!!

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  6. Sophie,
    Happy you get to go on more walks in the winter and you are so kind to clean the kitchen floor (just like Aston is kind!)
    Ivan

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    1. Kitchen Patrol~~~~~that's an everyday occurrence in our wee abode. Aston we could do a good job on all those floors, licking that is!! winkers!

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  7. BOING! Wow, Sophie, your blog's new look woke me up, for sure!
    I love the orange and the Chinese (?) characters you've put in the background, and it's intensity. Your shoreline pictures were lovely, especially the ice on the water. It must be fun to walk around and get random love from friendly strangers - you're such a pretty girl! I'm not going to try that for myself though! Good for you for helping Jim and Mim by cleaning up all those crumbs. I could use someone like you here to tackle all the crumbs on my kitchen floor. I don't always see them, but I find them with my feet. Thanks for the trip down memory lane to when you were teasing us all with suspense! Enjoy the rest of your day!

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    1. YOU LIKEY!!??

      I was trying to change the font size on my last layout(grey overtone look) and blogger wouldn't let me do ANYTHING to change ANYTHING! SOoooooo......I said, frig it, I'm going to change the whole thing and so started playing. As soon as I started and realized I was allowed to proceed, then anythings game. I really like the tone of the Chinese symbols when I saw the picture in the blogger offerings. I just proceeded from there. I may change a couple more things once I figure out how to.
      Listen if you need a live-in crumb picker upper just call me and I'll be there! sung to the Beatles song.

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    2. Yes, I like! Intensity is one of my favorite words! Because I'm such a high intensity person, I tried to dress my blog in calming colors! One of these days I'll just in and make some changes. My MacBeath used to be an awesome crumb picker upper. One of these days we'll get another dog. We just like to travel so much, and a doggie needs lots of TLC every day! I hope you're getting plenty today. Mental belly rub coming your way. Tell Ron to make it a real one!

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  8. Peaceful and Serena alright. If you need anymore taste testers please feel free to contact us
    Benny & Lily

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  9. IPhone was suppose to write serene. Cause we don't know Serena

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    1. Serena...I know a Serena...last name Ryder...beautiful singer too!No problem you 2!

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  10. Another fun time, Sophie. I guess the warmer winters we are experiencing are working very well for you. How nice of you to help out in the kitchen. Someone's gotta sweep the floor, right? :)

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    1. Who needs to sweep when you have to voracious poochies sniffing the floor and licking....really it all works!

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  11. Jim and Mim sure look like naturals in the kitchen cooking soup. Did you get to lick the bowls Soph?

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    1. Nada....just the floor...now what's that all about!!!

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  12. Great photos (as usual) BUTT, you only got crumbs??

    Keep Calm & Bark On,

    Murphy & Stanley

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    1. Well, I did chew on a bone for awhile and tried to eat a bag of kibble...I tried...honest!

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  13. I just love the docks and ocean shoreline. And now you've gone and made me hungry!

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    1. Well, Ryker you must quench that hunger....I trust if you clean your floors up and use those beautiful blue eyes on Momma you could just end up with a treat.

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  14. Love the reflection of the masts.
    I've heard that waiters in fancy restaurants "crumb" the table with a little silver tool. Maybe Sophie could go professional, and crumb tables!

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    1. Sophie would totally go for that experience~~~~~I can see her right now~~~~charging into the dining room full steam ahead~~~~watch out "crumb patrol" in progress~~~~~I would laugh but can you just imagine the uptight peeps!

      Ron

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  15. I love the pictures of the yacht club. Something about the sound of the water lapping at the hulls of the boats is so pleasing.

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    1. and so calming~~~~this is a sound that just makes one feel so relaxed.

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  16. Sophie.,
    your sky is so blue.
    Your waters are so clear.
    Your sunshine is so bright-
    Your world is so fun
    and you are so beautiful!
    love
    tweedles

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    1. My inspiration comes from you Tweedles!
      Many thanks!

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  17. Seriously jealous of your sunshine! It has been raining here for days! It is getting to be a bit much!

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    1. So sorry to hear about the rain...it can be so depressing....in our world rain comes usually in the spring...one year we had it into summer...that was unbearable! Yesterday we had snow, rain and snow again!! aaargh!! make up your mind Mother Nature!! Please!

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  18. What an amazing blue sky. I love these photos, they are amazing.

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    1. The sky was so clear and crisp in the coolish weather...loved it too!

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  19. Hi Y'all!

    Very, very cool!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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