I couldn’t resist…we call this pose “dead dog.”
Max suffered greatly last week, because it RAINED, and the temps were in the 40’s. He was grumpy, fretful, and generally miffed at the world. We did get in a walk every day, but it was obvious that he was bored.
Saturday, everything changed…the sun came out!!! It was still too wet for him to be out, but it was warm enough (mid 50’s) that I could open the front door. He was indeed STATIONARY.
For those wondering, Max is a cardigan Welsh corgi and border collie cross. He is quite a handful, because he is so smart. Boredom usually means trouble, and his favorite place to be is the backyard lying in the sun.
In honor of spring’s arrival….the never ending cycle of rebirth!
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I applied myself this week, and finally remembered to take the camera along on my daily walk, and found some birds to photograph!
A red-winged black bird greeting the morning quite loudly. The sun was so low that he photographed as a sihouette.
Mr. And Mrs. Wood duck out for a morning swim. There are four pair in the park this spring!
A lost baby duck, hopefully it found its parents.
The eagle carved from a tree that was killed during the Atlas Blizzard. The artist carves with a chainsaw, then uses some hand tools to add detail.
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I had great plans for a wonderful nature photo. There is a view of the creek with a willow tree just beginning to leaf out. With some morning sun it would be perfect! I was excited because I don’t often “see” a photo. Well, this is what things looked like this morning….
…and it is still snowing!
Alas, I didn’t get a photo of my lunch at the Alpine Inn on Saturday, so instead I have a photo of pumpkin whole wheat muffins, which I did eat for lunch yesterday! The only thing special is that they christianed my brand new stove! The old girl was dying slowly but surely, and we decided it was time.
The muffins need adjusting; the recipe called for a lot of sugar (I thought), but with so much whole wheat flour, I thought it might be necessary, as sugar is used to increase tenderness. I think I’ll cut it in half next time and see how that works.
Next week’s prompt is ARCHES, I might be able to do something with that!
Ponds are not very common in my area, except for the man made ones in the park. These are likely more pools than ponds, because there is a current running through them, diverted from the creek. As you can see, spring has not really arrived in my part of the world. The trees are bare, and the sky is still seems more like winter than spring. THis was our closest “pond” this morning, about 6:30. I just missed a trout leaping in it, hence the disturbance in the water! Linking to Wild Daffodil.
My favorite package decoration is curling ribbon, because I love the spirals! And this picture depicts real life…some of us are tightly wound, others are more relaxed, of of course we all periodically have some kinks to work out! We feel a bit limp some days, and on others feel at the top of the world. 😊
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