Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Sunday, April 28, 2013
While I sniff out a possible munchy treat,
Jim has discovered a patch of Mayflowers
or Trailing Arbutus
These small, beautiful, fragrant flowers can be found on the sunny side of trails
sometimes in the most precarious of places.
Short video gives you an idea of what the Mayflower looks like.
(pls forgive the blurriness 1/2 way through)
Mr. Orangie and I waited patiently for the Mayflower photo session to be over.
Then from out of nowhere come 3, yes 3, Doodles!
Sorry nor sharing today guys/gals!
Look at them with their laser eyes on me!
They skedaddled away as Jim watches them.
Doodles always get his attention.
Back to more important things
Don't we blend in well!
So I scooted up over the hill into the brush and
well-hidden bunch of Mayflowers
Mr. Jim to photo!
Much greener leaves and much more fragrant.
OK, it's time to head for my old castle!
Remember we were here in January!
If not go HERE for a refresher!!
Friday, April 26, 2013
The canal was my friend today.
With all the clouds, rain and fog in Halifax ~~~
we decided to make a beeline to the Valley
because word had it that the sun was shining there!
Speaking of beelines ~~~
my antennae were on full force
once I hit the water and began
Up and Out!
Water dripping in sheets!
Jim is up there at the top and he'll
throw Mr. Orangie again.
See ~~~ I'll just do my favourite shake
for the camera and then he'll toss the ball.
See what I mean!
(enjoy my short swim across the canal to rescue Mr. O)
Nothing better than a quick jaunt to the canal
to get the cobwebs out!
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Yes, spring is being stingy this year
holding back with the warm breezes
only doling out enough
for a big tease ~~~
that doesn't stop us from going to the beach ~~~
and catching Mr. Orangie
Bingo Bango Bongo!
you can't hide from me
I know where you are
no matter how much you
hide from me.
Such is my long awaited visit to Conrad's Beach.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
We are always walking on rocks.
See the sails gliding by the massive boulders
that surround our city and province.
Those people with water frontage
deal with water and tide levels everyday.
But I myself just slip along the cliff's edge ~~~
checking that the sails didn't land ashore on the rocks, unexpectedly.
I'm way down here ~~~
mastering the delicate manouvres of rock walking in the water...
balancing, checking for slippery edges
reaching dry flat stones
and finally feeling the relief of a great stone to stand/sit on
we get loads of exercise every time we head out
Hey Jim come on down,
I have something to show you!!
Monday, April 22, 2013
Moseying around the park
high on a rock
viewing the harbour below...
teasing another Doodle
with their Jogger Daddy...
this is what caught my eye on
a new way to carry your doggy...!
and it seems to work just fine
on everyone's faces
as this lady walks by
doggy on a stick!!
HAPPY EARTH DAY!
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Pardon my tongue!
Toledo ~~~ mocha chocolate, lamby wannabe,
made me do it,
while Owen teases Jim
as he comes in from
capturing some sunset pictures.
Toledo likes to spin and spin
thus the name Holy Toledo...
and so does Owen.
I think they encourage each other.
I need a break
so a gaze out the window...
letting me see this view
from high on the hill...
in front of the house
I can see this view
which will lead us down to the shore
if you follow the fence...
so since Toledo and I are out here
checking out anything that moves...
I figure a game of
would help out matters considerably....
which ends up in a quick exit
(see IT in the bushes
right of center!)
on the far right now
actually the male and female
had to vamoose
since we were taking over the field!
only is topped
by a romp around and around the field.
and a discussion of all things doggy!
Owen and I got along really well...
I keep looking at him thinking
how could a doggy grow so quickly.
He's taller than me now.
But that's OK with me.
He's a gentle mini-giant
full of goodness and kindness.
He truly loves everyone.