Saturday, April 13, 2013

Pine Needles & Moss


 We discovered a new path in the park
covered in pine needles.
Do you think I match?


There is just something very calming
and soothing about this heavily treed section.
The noise is buffeted by the denseness and 
all the needles smothering the ground
blanket the decaying forest matter.


Since it is so soft to walk and sit on,
I'm more inclined to 'Sit, Stay'
and with Mr. O as my reward
Gees I've got it made!


Once I proved myself that training works
and that consistency helps even more,
then I meandered off to check out 
this mammoth rock covered in moss
with a tree growing on / around / in it.


After checking this collection
I think there is more than one tree
I'd say three trees are happily balanced
on this mossy outcrop.


The moss was very evident,
I think because it was an overcast gray day
 making the various shades of greens pop.


 With winter in the rear view mirror now,
the vegetation is starting to entice me,
even this mossy stuff.


Now my chances of having a morsel or two 
of anything is tripled/quadrupled and more
because Ol' Man Winter has gone to bed.

41 comments:

  1. Hi Y'all!

    Oh Sophie! Your trail looks like it escaped from up on the top of my mountain. Don't you just love to listen to the wind in the pines...sounds like the sea...

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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    1. Yes, the wind whistles it's sweet sound ~~~ I bet you miss your mountain top home!! Share mine for as long as you want, Hawk!

      Good to see you!

      Sophie 'sitting in the needles and moss' Doodle here!

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  2. Figures you'd chow down
    On whatever you see out of town
    Just avoid the brown
    That makes the cat frown
    And you match well indeed
    Like one big brown weed haha

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    1. Big brown weed, indeed!
      I wouldn't want to mislead
      that life in my backwood
      is charming as my hood
      but it is!!!!

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  3. Nice! Looks a lot like places around Portland...we LOVE trails through the forest.

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    1. Yes, we loved walking the trails of the West Coast ~~~ I'd sure love to bring Sophie West and let her explore.

      1000 Acres would be fun too!

      Sophie

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  4. You blend quite well with pine needles :)

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  5. First thing we thought of was...the quietness of the forest with a carpet of pine needles. so different to the crashing waves. We think you're well camouflaged, Sophie.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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    1. I just realized how different my worlds can be at times ~~~ so fortunate to be able to experience these whenever I need to!!

      Cheers Daisy, Bella & Roxy!!!

      Sophie 'Zenning Out" Doodle,here!

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  6. Oh, what a lovely path! How Oscar and I are longing to go walking in the woods! Great shots.

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    1. Soon, very soon Fiona ~~~ when that day comes just imagine the beauty of sights, smells, and tastes!!

      Sophie and Ron

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  7. You blend beautifully with the pine needles, Sophie! You are such a pretty girl!

    Love ya lots
    Mitch and Molly

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    1. There always seems to be an occasion with Ron snapping his lens ~~~ oh I can handle it I guess ~~~ I have to or no walkies! LOL

      Sophie

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  8. Looks like you found another great place for a walk. We took our puppy down to the beach today for a swim in the surf. You look lovely in the last photo.

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    1. "Down to the beach" ~~~ those are MAGIC WORDS to my senses ~~~ hope the surf was just right for you and the your puppy!

      Sophie

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  9. Blimey Sophie - I barely saw you with the pine needles matching your coat so exactly!
    That looks like a very fun area to explore.
    Enjoy your spring weather guys!

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    1. Did I weally twick you, Cwaig!? winkers!

      Spring rains are helping the bulbs push up through the ground ~~~ such a slow process.

      The garden will be blaze of spring colours in the next couple weeks ~~~~ YEAH!

      Sophie and Ron

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  10. These are beautiful photos. I especially love that last one. You and Mr. Orangie are best buddies! How wonderful that you're discovered another great place to explore. That is always fun. You get to sniff around and daddy Ron gets to take lots of photos! Win-win situation!

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    1. Defintely Martha ~~~ I think I'll encourage the guys to seek out more new paths and trekking places. We have so many coves and cliffs all around our province, so I think it's high time we EXPLORED them!!!

      Sophie

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  11. Oh wow that park looks like I place I would love to spend hours just getting away from it all!!

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    1. Keith ~~~ you would love it here in this park! Seriously, 5 days out of the week (Mon - Fri)there is no one to be found and I am out searching constantly. Actually, I did see some people but really there are very few peeps. Find a rock, find a stump, or find a lawn the list goes on.

      We love it for being in the city!

      Cheers Sophie Doodle here

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  12. As kids we played all the time in the forest. Pin needles are soft, we would sleep there :))).Thanks for the memories, Sophie ;).

    Have a grrrrreat day

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    1. What great memories for you, Alex!

      The scent of teh pine needles would put me to sleep so very easily!

      We really enjoy walking in the woods and I think we should find some more new forests to share!

      Sophie and Ron

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  13. Hello Sophie and Ron,

    You match... but mind your paws Sophie, on the sharp bits! I can just smell the pines and I love the quietness of a walk in the forest, wonderful! Have a nice Sunday!

    Ivan and Aston

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    1. "Shinrin - Yoku" so lovely ~~~~ Forest Bathing!

      I did a post on it a few months back.

      Enjoy!

      Sophie and Ron

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  14. What a good sit/stay, Sophie. Well done. Who's a good doggie?

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I try my best when I know Mr. O is in front of me!!

      Success!

      Sophie

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  15. Sophie- what a wonderful cushioned path for you to play on!! It looks like it leads to a little secret place!! It's wonderful to see you enjoy some beautiful spring days-- aren't we all just so sick of winter??

    Love
    Vicki

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    1. Today we played in the garden ~~~ Ron cut down a tree while Jim trimmed the forsythia ~~~ guess who is going to whine about aches and pains tonight ~~~ not me!!

      Sophie

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  16. Beautiful path you found. Now is spring coming +13 C here today

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    1. That's more like it, M!!!!!

      +9C in the garden and slightly cooler at the beach!

      Thanks so many thanks!!

      Sophie

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  17. Do we think you match? We don't even see you
    Benny & Lily

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    1. Right ~~~ who really believes I'm in these pictures!???

      Camouflage ain't a difficult word but it sure helps you disappear!

      Sophie " hiding in the pine needles" Doolde here!

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  18. Hi Sophie,, I like walking on soft pine needles and stuff like that too,,,, and when you go to bed your feets smell so good.
    love
    tweedles

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    1. Sweet and yummy
      Pine needles on your tummy
      Tweedles your world
      as you are curled
      time for a nappy
      makes me happy


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  19. Wow, Sophie!
    You are a perfect match for the pine needles, but I'm not sure you are calm. You looked pretty fixated/intense while waiting for Daddy Jim to give you Mr. O. That last shot of you with Mr. O. and the brilliant green moss was gorgeous! Walking among pine needles is always cool.

    You can tell Daddy Ron that I'll soon be taking photos of ponderosa pines for him. I've renewed my membership at the Plains Conservation Center and hope to catch a ranger walk in the Ponderosa Preserve in the near future. I can also go to Kestral Point to take photos as soon as the weather stabilizes.

    Winter is in your rear mirror? It's staring right at us again ~ snowstorm forecasted for later today here at my bay! Thanks Pat Hatt!
    I hope you have had a fun jaunt today with one or both dads.

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    1. Ron took me to the beach and he made video which he is working on as I type.

      So funny ~~~ sneaking Pat Hatt into your comments ~~~ Does he know? Copywrite and all!! Oh I think he'll be fine.

      Can't wait for TREE pictures ~~~ Ponderosa at that ~~~ ginormous and so beautiful!

      Sorry for the snow (lower case lettering) in case it helps!

      Sophie and Ron

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    2. Hi Sophie!
      I just wanted to say that I think PH would be okay. Also, I don't think you can copyright a rhyming phrase ~ my on-line rhyming dictionary pulls up bay and today in a nanosecond ~ now a verse or a complete rhyme would be different.

      If I knew how to put links in my comments, I would have put a link to Pat's blog. Is that tricksy? I've seen you do it. Thanks for thinking about me.

      Oh yeah, that lowercase snow must have helped because we only got 4 or 5 inches, not nearly as much as forecasted. Yesterday afternoon it all melted away. But guess what! This morning it's snowing lightly again, and we have a blizzard warning for this afternoon here in Aurora! Blizzard means sustained winds or 35 mph ~ and they're saying gusts to 50 mph. I'm going to have to go surf on my bosu ball early today!

      Maybe you can send more magic thoughts my way ~ just thinking about Boomer and his pals, not to mention my Terry who has to drive home late this afternoon through the open, high plains!

      Have a good one!

      I hope it's warm and sunny where you are!

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  20. What a lovely area of the woods. You do match the pine needles! My mama loves moss. She grows it with her plants and in her fishy tanks too. You look very soft just like the moss, maybe it was that soft focus look ; )

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  21. I know everyone tells you all the time how beautiful of an area you live. And I always agree. And such an amazing dog to experience it all with. Combine that with the love you both have for each other and everything around you, and I think that I might just be planning a trip to heaven.

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