Tuesday, July 4, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ♥ DADDY JIM


whether on the beach at low tide


or strolling along a new section of the Atlantic View Trail


or gathering debris from the beaches


or bundling up to capture nature's roar 
of waves 
at Martinique Beach


or sifting through the heathers at Point Pleasant Park


or slipping across the parking lot 
to capture the egret that 
took up residence in our area this spring


to checking out the garden before the greenery
multiplies like mad
(as it it did this year)


to an end of the evening stroll in the mist


to assisting Jim with some photos 
as the sun was setting on the hill


I wish Daddy Jim the 
Happiest of Birthdays.
He has been so kind to me 
and
may I add to anyone who crosses his path.
You are the best Doggy Daddy around
and
I couldn't imagine anything better 
than your soft touch and big smile.


So without further ado ~~
presents need to be opened.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

CANADA DAY, EH .¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♫♪


The city and country 
are celebrating 
our 150th birthday today.


The red flag is everywhere
even arm and arm 
with a city flag.


Double Reflections captured the flags
in these nearby windows


also sharing a moment 
with bouquets of flowers


and sitting high
on the mast of this ship in foreground 
as a myriad of vessels
ply the waters or are docked in the harbour.

~~~

Sunday, June 18, 2017

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO MY DAD


Acadia University 
Wolfville, Nova Scotia
No. 8
Gordon W.A. Troke


Happy Father's Day to my Dad

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

OVER THE GRANITE EXPANSE ~~



While climbing gingerly over the rocks
one foot at a time
finding new spring growth
flowers
many flowers
as I lift my head
over the granite expanse
and
the pool of sheer glass water
I see 
sitting side by side
these two
such love and peace
this day

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

GOING DOWN THE ROAD


 Seriously getting out on the road
really opens your eyes 
to new and fresh
views
so put on your caps
and 
allow me ~~


in the middle of the province
on roads just off the main drag of everyday life 
I found these homes, abodes and four legged creatures


old weathered barn wood
in many forms 
from actual buildings to farm carts 


to seeing the age and weather worn stories behind these beauties


sensing the speed of the moment 
in this moment of calm


wondering who built this building 
fitting perfectly into the setting


remembering the adage
that when cows lay down
that the weather will become rainy or at least cloudy


 half way there to either rain or sun


horses many of them feeding in delight
transfixed on this moment


a quick dash across the road in front of us
'a deer' 


and
'going down the road'
as literal as 
can be expected



I include this 2011 trailer of a sequel to the original 1970 movie
called "Going Down The Road"
~
thanks for indulging my trip today
Cheers as always.

Monday, May 29, 2017

THE MERRY MONTH OF MAY


My "1/2 cup full" philos'
has been on full speed ahead 
over the passed couple of weeks.
With a smile and Mr. Orangie 
in tow ~


allow me to introduce Harley
my very young companion
and
Mr. Orangie filcher
(that is a word right ~ 
click the yellow word!?!)
Nothing but good energy here 😍!!! 


The sand is returning to my favourite beach again.
It is always so soul-refreshing to inhale the salty
Atlantic Ocean
chase for Mr. Orangie
and
feel so Doodle~complete.


On an entirely different note:
Look here!
This is a Baltimore Oriole
frolicking and rollicking 
in our azalea and cherry trees.
1st time seeing this beauty.
Happy Camper, indeed.


The Merry Month of May brings rain
and in this case
gazillions of droplets
covering everything insight.
This is a very very close up view of the beauty of an azalea blossom.
Enjoy!


Back to the beach again!
Fetching and swimming
helps me lose the 10 pounds
that my vet decided was necessary.
So, drum roll
I lost 7 pounds
and
I am overjoyed
and
continuing with my new diet.


This raindrop sparkle
truly helps me see life easier.


Even the wild strawberries appear joyful.
What is it about all this anyway?


Cedar waxwing Joy!
Six lovelies landed on my cherry tree
and
proceeded to eat the cherry blossoms.
They visited for a few minutes 
and
swoosh
they were gone
but not before my Daddy Ron captured this beauty.


Re-acquainting our lives with a salt marsh pond along the trail
has been upper most on my walks with Daddy Ron.


When one has the trail and a backyard
full of nature
the light and shadow
just stops one in their tracks ~
just like me below!


So are you coming or not ? 
πŸ˜‰πŸ’–πŸΆπŸ©πŸ΅

Saturday, April 8, 2017

MY FIELDS OF "GOLD"


"get back here,
that stick is mine"


Minerva has my stick!
Albus (aka Elvis) is on my tail literally
trying to snag the stick
as we leap through the fields of heather.


Speed is our friend today!
The fact that we are Poodles 
we are driven by the same higher being!


With an obligatory sniff
making the encounter complete and satisfactory,
my new friends head off ~ ~


See you guys later 
perhaps we'll meet up again in
these Fields of Gold
(in my eyes at least)