Monday, March 25, 2013

Quick Draw McGraw!


Sunday afternoon 
cloudy with sunny patches
or
sunny with cloudy patches...


for me it was 
sniffing weather,
while Ron spent time
snapping many photos
of the surfers 


especially with this persistent wave action


and all the different spray angles


 and caught up in the spray


and waiting patiently in the spray


and manoeuvring through some spray.


I kept focused I'm sure there'll be a nutritious morsel 
somewhere here for me to devour


look Ron is still at it...
(look closely and you'll see a surfer's head in front of that spray
holding on for dear life while the wave crashes over him/her)


Just to let you know
I did find a tasty treat over that hill
while Ron took that last photo
they call me
 now
I'm fast, oh so fast!!


Do you think he knows?


I don't think so.
With this view in front of us,
who would notice
anything else!

56 comments:

  1. I know you have to be quick, Sophie, lest they tell you "no"!

    Beautiful pictures and awesome pics of death-wishing fools! That made me cold! (The wind is blowing and it sounds like a blizzard outside)

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    1. SHARON!!

      lest ~~~ well I guess "lest" ~~~ you should hear Ron yell ~~~ when I venture off to sniff seaweed ~~~ gees can't a girl just have a moment to herself in sheer happiness!

      That possible blizzard outside probably will head up our way ~~~ thanks for heads up ~~~ I knew blogging was going to be helpful for other reasons than beautiful pictures with me everywhere!

      Sophie

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  2. There is something so peaceful about crashing waves...go figure.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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    1. Yes, DB&R ~~~ I could spend the whole day there, and I know we will once the temps start to rise some more.

      Everything here is just teetering on the new season SPRING!

      So much anticipation!

      Sophie and Ron

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  3. Hope you enjoyed your treat...tell Ron, fantastic Photos

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    1. Thanks Gabby ~~~ between you and me ~~~ DELECTABLE!! shhhh shhhh I'll tell Ron you like his pictures though!

      Sophie Doodle 1/2 Poodle here!

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  4. What lovely photos, but how cold must that water have been?

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    1. I suspect the water was veryvery cold, GT! However these people wear wetsuits and thus do not not feel any cold.

      Ron

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  5. Beautiful photo captures! The one with the surfer barely visible hanging on is very dramatic.

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    1. Isn't that the coolest view, Peruby!

      It popped out in front of me so quickly, and I snapped away.

      Glad you liked it.

      Ron

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  6. Beautiful photos! Those surfers are quite brave, especially in that cold water!

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    1. I suspect they don't even feel the cold water, Martha ~~~ wet suits are the answer! I would love to experience this someday but for now I'll be an observer and snap the clicker on my camera.

      Regards
      Ron

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  7. I gotta tell ya Sophie - the pictures on this blog are my favorite of any blog :)

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    1. Keith, you are so kind!

      I try to show Sophie in her environment with a positive presence without any negativity. Life is not like this I know, but if anyone needs a moment of relief from daily craziness then they know they can come here and revitalize or just zen-out(new word)!!!

      This blog has been a life saver for myself in many ways and with Sophie's POV(pt of view) I can express myself through her using my creative side. She knows all this anyway, so I just channel her whenever she so desires! winkers!

      Ron

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  8. I hope whatever you ate doesn't disagree with you!

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    1. I hope so TOO, Debra!! Lord(or whatever) above please help me!!

      Ron

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  9. Hello Ron and Sophie,
    Wow, what a great set of photos (sky in picture 9, amazing!). Sophie you look like you are having so much sniffy-doodle fun there! I have never seen a 'Quick Draw Mcgraw' cartoon before (why is that?! banned in London?), I need to find some they look funny!
    Ivan and sleepy Aston!

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    1. The sky was magical with clouds/sun/snow flurries ~~~~ I would turn from taking one picture and would look in amazement at what else there was to capture. Sophie and I were both in our element today. #9 photo almost startled me when I viewed it in my editing system ~~~ the end result was so dramatic ~~~ I really like it the best too.

      American cartoon shows were everywhere in the 1960's, so needless to say I was intrigued with QDM as well as Yogi Bear, Bugs Bunny, Flintstones and the list goes on and on.
      In Canada we had "The Friendly Giant" a CBC creation see HERE . Some times I allude to this show when making Sophie comments. I suspect no one catches the nuance of The Friendly Giant comments unless you were brought up in Canada during the '60's and '70's. Such is my TV addiction ~~~ I won't tell you all the stuff I consumed, I'd bore you to tears!

      Now it's time to look at your chocolate cake again ~~~ MMMMmmmmmmmmMMMMM!

      Ron

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  10. Big sky country indeed. I hope that the wet suits the surfers wear are insulated! That water looks like it's reeeeaaaaalllleeeeeee cold! Glad you found your snack Sophie!

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    1. There is a secret to warming the inside of the wet suits!

      Do you want to know?

      Are you sure Craig?

      Here goes ~~~ peeps pee(yes urinate) inside ~~~ yup that's what they do!

      Jim and I took a scuba course many years ago and this is what we learned and YES we did it!!
      There now everyone knows!

      Ron

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  11. Ok, time for a time-out for me, me thinks *hehehe* I´am at your´s tomorrow *bwahahahaha*! It´s so beautiful and this surfer are soooo brave. Woar!!!!

    And Sophie; Dad knows, because? He is DAD *lol*! Don´t eat anything that makes you tummy-trouble ;P!

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    1. I try to listen to Dad, Alex ~~~ but my internal mechanism just makes me want to eat seaweed and sticks. I think being 1/2 Labrador also is a big reason. Give me a stick or Mr. Orangie for that matter.

      The surfers are strong and hardy. This sport has taken off here like gangbusters(very enthusiastic) ~~~ so many of them arrive every year. Great photos for Ron ~~~ yeah!

      Sophie

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  12. haha figures you' be looking for something to eat
    Some tasty treat
    Of left over umm stuff
    Surfing that all can keep as that is tough

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    1. "delectables" appear in any fresh place
      so I give Dad lotsa breathing space
      to capture his tasty picture world
      while I'm all in a twirl
      behind him munching quickly just in case!

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  13. Beautiful surfer shots! I can't imagine getting in that water, wetsuit, drysuit, whatever...It had to be FREEZING!

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    1. I hear sweetie ~~~~ I stuck my toes in ~~~ and ~~~ it was COLD!!

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  14. We really enjoy sniffing weather since all the fishy smells are available for sniffing
    Snorts
    Benny & Lily

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  15. Gorgeous seascapes, Ron!
    I'm torn between thinking the surfers were crazy and wishing I was surfing with them.
    Thanks for the QDM clip! I had forgotten all about him, and yet I know all the words of the jingle.
    #9 is my favorite, too ~ that spectacular light and rich colors!
    You are such a good photographer, Ron.
    Sophie's got you beat at sniffing and snatching though!
    I see, you too, are now rhyming!
    It's kind of fun!
    Have a good one!

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    1. I included a Baba Looey clip in my response to Mitchell is Moving below ~~~ have a memory burp!!

      Cheers Louise!

      Ron and Sneaky Sophie here!

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    2. You may never see this comment (since it's April 10th!) ~ but thanks for the link to The Friendly Giant! I loved that show, especially Rusty! Now to check out Baba Looey!

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    3. Hysterical! I had forgotten how well QDM's bloodhound showed his appreciation for dog biscuits. That took me back many, many years in a heart beat! All those QDM cartoons I watched never knowing I spend so much time in the American Southwest and how familiar Baba Looey's accent would become. Thanks for the memories!

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  16. A-MAZING photos. Amazing! As for Quickdraw, she'll do the "thin'in" around here, Baba Looey!

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    1. Ho Ho Mitch!!

      You might like to hear this old Baba Looey vid ~~~ enjoy Click Me

      Thanks Again!
      Ron

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  17. I think your lovely presence will easily compete with the landscape!

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    1. Oh I'm more interested in hole digging and seaweed searching.

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  18. Wow, great waves. And the beach looks like great sniffing territory, too!

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    1. Hi Janie!
      So good to see you. It was so much fun seeing your world again. It would be a pleasure to experience some dry terrain and weather for once. Love your world because it is so different from mine.
      I have lots of beaches to explore and I'm so willing to sit in the back seat of the car and drive there ~~~ if I could drive ~~~ well!

      Sophie

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  19. I remember Quick Draw McGraw!
    Soph, I bet that tasty morsel was nasty! The best kind of doggy treat! Humans just don't get it.

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    1. Mickey and I know what's happenin' in this world and "don' you fergit it!"

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  20. Hi Y'all!

    My Humans love the sound of the surf. Thanks for the heads up about the surfer...when I enlarged the photo he showed plainly, but only because you said to look!

    Y'all come by tomorrow, Tuesday. I have an Award for you.

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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    1. HAWK you are spreading the LOVE ~~~ Mucho Doodle Thanks!

      That poor surfer I hope he/she made it into shore safely!

      Sophie

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  21. Wow - an amazing view!! Didn't those surfers freeze to death??

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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    1. Not allowed to freeze, or else ~~~ so they prevent freezing by peeing in their suits ~~~ yup so spread the word!!

      Sophie

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  22. Those are some beautiful surfer pictures, that's for sure. I think both you and Ron were absorbed in your own worlds, so he probably didn't notice.

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    1. I think you have hot the nail on the head, IngerDoodle! When we are by ourselves and in nature we end up doing our own thing. Nothing wrong with that I guess. We both enjoyed ourselves immensely ~~~~ Slurp!

      Sophie

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  23. Hi S!!
    Amazing Pictures of the ocean, the Waves are fantastic....
    Tomorrow we will check for puppies on Tyra....exciting....hope for many because we have a lot booked

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    1. This is so exciting M ~~~~ I can't wait to see the puppies!!

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  24. What a pretty day at the beach. It's unique for us to see snow on the beach since it is so temperate around here.

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    1. You are not the only peep to express this fact, Jessica. Our climate along the North Atlantic has a maritime flavour ~~~ wet, damp, cold, humid and the list goes on. We get a little bit of everything and in the winter the beaches are covered in snow until the tide comes and melts it. We are at the mercy of the phases of the moon with our tides as well. I guess it makes us stronger and hardier ~~~ no facts to back that up at all ~~~ but it sure sounds good!
      Anyway, thanks for dropping by and all the best this holiday w/e!

      Ron

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  25. I know one thing for sure- your photos are fantastic!
    love
    tweedles

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    1. Sophie is my inspiration, Tweedles ~~~ she moves about the beach and I capture her with my camera and in my arms ~~~ she is the sweetest just like you my friend.

      Ron

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  26. Deep bows to you for these wonderful images Ron. Fantastic use of light. I watched a video a few years ago of these guys surfing in Greenland and in other arctic locations dodging bergs in -30 temperatures. They wore special dry suits with rechargeable batteries in the legs and arm sleeves to power a thermal body heater! SEE: http://www.yassineouhilal.com/#/Arctic%20Surf%20Film/Arctic%20Surf%20Film/1/

    Cheers

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    1. Many, many thanks for the video link ~~~ I am about to FB this to share it with anyone who wants/need to see this. Appreciate your kind comments and I must say your final captures that you show us all have really inspired me.

      Ron

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This 'DOODLE' is looking forward to your comment....don't be shy...all I do is SNIFF & LICK!