February 27, 2014

February 26, 2014

lot weeds

Pan slipped out of his harness as I was takng this picture in a vacant lot near a busy intersection. I stifled my initial panic and quickly reached into my treat pocket and blew him a kiss; thankfully he came right back. Whew. Not sure I'd have behaved as well if it had happened on the street, but it was reassuring to see his recall is good. 

February 25, 2014

bluebonnet rosettes


from an early morning walk to the park with ondine

February 24, 2014

February 23, 2014

dandelion and duck ponds

A few crows, but no ducks today. It was 84 degrees on our afternoon walk. 


Not sure if this is a pear or a crabapple. I had to get on my tip-toes and reach over a privacy fence to grab this shot. Ondine plopped down and laid in the grass while I was mucking about. :)



February 20, 2014

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At the end of her working day, she walked in the park in a plain dress, exercising her dogs and mingling with the public...

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman, Robert K. Massie

Hey, me too!
(Well, not a dress, but plain.)

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A dog can be a boy's best friend too (UK Telegraph)

February 17, 2014

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Fantastic weather today - 76 degrees and variable spring breezes. The dogs were terrific on their walks.

February 16, 2014

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Mike and Sandi and Pete and Louise invited us to the river today. Louise is a sweet, shy girl. I like her. Not sure but I think this was her first time there.

February 14, 2014

it takes a

whiskers, grandma, fawkes, pan and penny (also in the room nearby: momma, grandpa, ondine, tilda and autumn; and in the next room: daddy, sarah, tanya, tanner, april and finn)

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February 13, 2014

February 11, 2014

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Saw a pair of coyotes loping down our street at 5:00 a.m. I made some kissing noises and said, "Heeeere, coyotes!" but they didn't stop to say hello. Must have been late for a meeting or something. They're not too prevalent in these parts; I often hear them when I'm camping but rarely see them. This was the first time I've spotted them in our neighborhood. Lock up the kitties, Mabel.