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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

I love this photo

I've been wanting to post this picture for a while now. It isn't anything special, except to me and to Lindy's daddy. If you look v-e-r-y carefully, you can just see his elbow, as he works at his computer.
On the floor, however, is a wet dog. And not just any wet dog...it is, of course, our Lindy, who tries to get as close to my husband as she can, no matter where he is or how busy he is. (Lindy and I consider ourselves fortunate because her daddy still works, to keep us in dog food and other necessities.)

Kay Davies photo, 2016
I'm posting this for Our World Tuesday, brought to us by Lady Fi, whose beautiful Goldens would hardly recognize Lindy as one of their breed. Yes, she does look more like a sheep. Her hair always curls when it's wet.



Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Lindy loves her daddy, and tummy-rubs

It was a lovely day...blue skies and puffy clouds, so Lindy agreed to go for a walk with my husband. After they had crossed our street, she decided a tummy-rub was in order, so she lay down and rolled over onto her back. A pretty energetic move for such an old dog.

Tummy-rubbing over, she contemplated crossing the road again to come home.

But wait...no need to rush home...we'll just sit here on the neighbours' lawn for a rest.


Saturday, June 11, 2016

Another prickly post from the prairie


My husband went out cactus-hunting again, this time with a "real" camera instead of the camera in his cellular phone. Are the photos any better? I don't really know...perhaps. I am doing some solo travel this year, meeting up with Himself for the last half of the trip, and I'm not taking any camera except the one in my cellular phone. Of course, I won't be able to use it as a phone unless I can get a good deal on a plan of some sort. Think, think, think.
In the meantime, cactus buds below and, below those, an absolutely beautiful blossom. I don't know whether to think "irridescent" or "luminous" but I'm leading toward "luminous." All that beauty in the desert part of the prairie.
Richard Schear photos



Linking this post to Our World Tuesday

Friday, June 10, 2016

The wild and woolly...and prickly west

Yes, 'way out west here, in southern Alberta and a few particularly hot, dry parts of British Columbia, live some small wild cacti, which can surprise unwary hikers with their sharp spines. These photos were taken yesterday by my husband, Richard Schear, in the coulee not far from our house.
The cacti with the yellow flowers are Prickly Pear Cactus, he says, while ones the with pink flowers he described as Escobaria Vivipara.
















In the first photo we see a prickly pear with a fully open blossom, and with one unopened brown bud below it. See the brown buds again in the photo below.



Below are some Escobaria in bloom, but I rather like this photo of unblooming cacti, despite the fact that they are the most likely to surprise an unwary walker in the coulee. They have sharp spines and will attach themselves to a hiker's clothing.





















Friday, June 3, 2016

Fiery sunset reflected on street


Looking northwest toward our neighbors' yard, we could see how the sunset had lit up the sky, and was reflected in our road, which was wet from a recent rain. The sunset even lit up the taillight of my car.



That's our snowberry bush in the left foreground of the first and third shots. It's actually on town property but I claim it as if it were ours.


Saturday, May 28, 2016

Shoot and cut and run...

Many photos taken through car windows are doomed to be discarded. It's the nature of a drive-by shot but today, as I was attempting to be ruthless with my drive-by Rocky Mountains photos, I found myself strangely sad.
It was an adventure, not new to me but new to the me who finally owns a cell-phone camera.
Scenery, not selfies, is what I'm after, and I'm sure I could have done better. Maybe next time...there are places here in southern Alberta that I haven't explored yet. Have you ever been to Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo-Jump? Neither have I, but soon...
Meanwhile, a few more photos my cell-phone took as we travelled through the Rockies. But first, I rather like this one taken as we drove through the dry interior of British Columbia on our way to Kamloops, BC. The mountaintops look so sharp, they could cut open the sky.






Kay Davies photos, 2016


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

I'm almost as old as Whistler's mother, so...

...my husband took all the Whistler photos during a brief walk-around.

Whistler, British Columbia was the site of the 2010 Winter Olympics. There are so many sights to see there that a drive-by visit is not enough at all.
Here are a few photos of the town, near the information centre where Lindy and I waited comfortably in the car. (More about that car coming soon.)



Clouds hung low over the mountain peaks, but it was a nice day down below, as you can see with this young lady walking her Bernese Mountain Dogs.
"Mountain Dogs" and ski hills? A coincidence? I can't help but wonder if they're rescue dogs.



Photos by Richard Schear, 2016
Connecting with Our World Tuesday. A tiny bit late.