Monday, February 8, 2016

Where the deer and the antelope played

It has been a few years since we've seen a herd of antelope up close. These photos were taken five years ago. It was Lindy's first experience with a nearby herd since we had adopted her, and she was fascinated.
We're so proud of Lindy, because we never heard her bark at any wildlife except gophers (properly called Richardson's ground squirrels here). She is, however, intent on observing these larger mammals.

Lindy and I are
sharing these
photos for
Our World Tuesday.

Photos by
Lindy's daddy
Richard Schear

Friday, February 5, 2016

Who is that plump person in Casablanca?

Posting this picture of the North African sky for Skywatch Friday this week.
We were in Casablanca in the winter of 2008, during a cruise from Barcelona to the Canary Islands.
 Photo by my husband, Richard Schear

Monday, February 1, 2016

Walking to the coulee to visit the deer

Sharing with Our World Tuesday.

Southern Alberta has many hills and valleys, called coulees, sculpted by long-ago glaciers.
Above is the coulee where Lindy loved to go with her daddy because they usually saw deer.
Lindy was fascinated with the deer, probably because none of them wore collars and leashes and, especially, snowboots. She was always sure they were having more fun that she was having.
She would tug on her leash, trying to get Dick to go closer to those beautiful animals, but she never barked. Never once barked at a deer.
In the winter, they come to our house, to feast on the ornamental crabapples on the tree in the front yard where there's no fence.
Lindy used to have a seat at the dining room window, and she'd see the deer coming, three, four, five or more at a time. They'd walk right past her window, and she'd just watch them.
Now that she is old and blind, she can't see them any more, so she doesn't sit under the window now. She sits, instead, on the couch where there's usually a mom or a dad to come to cuddle with her.
If she's lying on the floor, and I sit on the couch, she'll move until she is covering my feet, as if to say, "You don't need to go anywhere, Mom. I'll keep your feet warm for you. You like warm feet, and I like having you here."
Photos (not recent) by my husband, Richard Schear, Lindy's daddy

Thursday, January 28, 2016

"The lonely sea and the sky"

Today I'm joining Skywatch Friday with this photo of sky and sea, with the faint line of an island in between. My husband, Richard Schear, captured this picture on our South Pacific cruise in November, somewhere between French Polynesia and Hawaii. (Funny, after we left Hawaii to sail to Los Angeles, we didn't see any islands at all!)

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

I seem to have a theme going here...

The photos below were taken on the island of Bora Bora when we visited French Polynesia in November, 2015.
The first shows the iconic overwater huts, some of which are as lavishly furnished and decorated as any first-class hotel.
I am posting them here for Our World Tuesday...

Photos by my husband, Richard Schear

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Tahitian sunset behind tropical trees

Sunset on the island of Tahiti during our visit to French Polynesia in November.
Sharing with this week's Skywatch Friday.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

More Moorea for Our World Tuesday

Kay Davies and Richard Schear, November, 2015
Continuing the theme set on Skywatch Friday with this, another photo of the sky over the beautiful French Polynesian island of Moorea.
Posted for Our World Tuesday.
We visited Tahiti and Bora Bora as well as Moorea on a cruise that also took us to Hawaii before crossing the Pacific to California. It was our second transoceanic voyage...both the Atlantic and the Pacific were pond-calm for us.