Monday, November 2, 2015

SWIFT VISIT TO GRAHAM'S GROVE


Following Daddy Jim along this pathway near the lake ~


across this field 
usually coveted by other dogs 
in the summertime


passed the pure white birches


we head directly for another bench closer to the water's edge.


 Where's Mr. Orangie, Jim?
Over there?
Over where?


Oh I see what you are talking about.
I understand English, you know!


 Here I come back for more after ~


I dunk myself and shake all over Jim!


Only seems like a fair trade off
as we return to the car 
walking under the red maples ~


 ~ a little too soon for my liking,
I might add!

14 comments:

  1. Hmmm, fleece jacket, merino neck warmer and hat, I can see the days up your way are getting colder by the hour. Super place to sit a while.

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    1. Very observant ~ yes autumn in the Northern Hemisphere leads to cool temps onto freezing temps!!

      Fingers crossed that the snow doesn't amount to much this winter.

      Please pray for us or do a dance for us!

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  2. Such beautiful autumn colours and don't you jut love to crunch those fallen leaves under your feet? Keep a close eye on Mr Orangie Sophie :)

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    1. We've been crunching them for a few weeks now!! Start with an aspen tree ~ then Maples ~ onto birch and so on!

      Sophie loves it!!

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  3. Is that the little bay at the top of Lake Banook near the "circ" ?

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    1. Yes it is! One can park across from Superstore and wander through!!

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  4. Great photos, as always! Love the new header pic of Sophie too.

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    1. Hi Debra ~ Sophie's header was courtesy her old flame Clancey ~ all one has to do is say his name and the head starts cocking back an d forth!!

      Cheers!

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  5. Jim and Sophie are looking pretty darn happy! Great autumn shots, Ron. I'm glad Jim is quick to save the camera when Sophie shake, shake, shakes!

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    1. It an ever-present alertness we have to deal with when HRH Sophie jumps in. She loves to shake ~ shake ~ shake!!

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  6. You know I love each and every one of your posts, Ron! And this one is spectacular, with all its bright fall colors and dear Sophie chasing Mr. Orange. Nice shots of Jim too! I'm okay with spaced posts from you, as long as you keep a toe in! Your blog posts spread lots of love and joy.

    I didn't say this on Facebook, but I'm down with a pesky GI bleed. But I didn't go to the hospital this time. I only go to the hospital if I think I'll need a transfusion, because there is not much else they can do for me. I'll be fine. I have way too much experience with this!

    Meanwhile, under the eagle eyes of Terry, I'm flat in bed with my computer which I use in bits. Of course this hits when it's scavenger hunt and IWSG day! Onward and upward! Hugs to you, Jim, and Ms SD!

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    1. We figured that this is what happened Louise! You have such a good head about this health concern. How do you know when it happens? Is there something with your everyday business like food - stress - etc that exacerbates this condition? I'm always seeking out stuff with my issues and Jim's. I have sleep apnea now, diagnosed over a month ago. It was suggested last year that I should have a test to see if I had the condition. But alas, I neglected myself as usual and waited until the Dr. glared at me. Now I'm feeling so much better and with all the oxygen in my blood at night my day time is full speed ahead. I haven't seen my Dr. since I started the regime but I know what his reaction will be ~ just a smile.

      Take care this w/e and enjoy your friend!!

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    2. As one GI nurse told me, updating my medical history before my most recent colonoscopy, I have way too much experience with this, Ron. And my regular FP/GP knows and supports that I understand pretty much what is happening. I have a batting average of 1.0 and have outplayed the emergency doctors a number of times when they thought I didn't have a GI bleed. I know it's happening if I lose energy. You know "Energy" is my real middle name. That's the prime indicator. Then depending on how strong/sudden the weakness is, plus how nauseous, light-headed, and clammy I feel at the onset, I have a good idea how bad it is. Then there is blood pressure! I know the dangerous levels. If I'm hitting 75/52, I'm in the emergency room hooked up to a saline IV already! Do you think drinking lots of water and eating salty French fries counts? I was joking about that last night at Parkway where we were eating because I hadn't been able to cook all that homemade food I was going to have while Cheri was here. I didn't tell her I was going through this until she was almost here at our airport, because she might have changed her plans for fear of "stressing" me. by all the experts have repeatedly said that these events are sporadic, random, and not triggered by stress. Trust me I have spent the last +/- 15 years looking for a pattern. Glad to hear that you have found a good piece in the puzzle to your energy issues. I get low oxygen in the blood, let me tell you! Next summer we're going to have to take a great hike together and raise a glass to oxygen!!! LOL Take care, and sleep well!

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  7. How did I ever miss so much beauty,,,,,,,!!! Well here I am , and you have captured a beautiful world!
    love
    tweedles

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