Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Maiden voyage for TG......

So, Jim got a new (read used) kayak just recently. I've had a kayak for over 4 years and I love to just go out in the middle of any body of water and just paddle and listen. It is sooo serene to be out in the middle of a lake. It is just beautiful and has such a calming affect.

Anyway, back to TG (dog) and her maiden voyage. She really wasn't too sure of this 'thing' out on the not so stable wet surface. I think it might take a few outings to get her used to the bobbing on the water feel. But over all she did quite well for her first time out. I stayed on shore so that she understood she just couldn't jump out anytime she saw land in her immediate sight. It took a few tries in and out of the kayak before she knew it wasn't going to eat her alive. And I hope Jim never tips the kayak over or I am sure there will be more learning lessons for the poor dog before she will get comfortable again. All in all it is a great thing to kayak with your faithful dog!

à la prochaine

Amazing sky......

I always have this sense of wonderment when I see a sky like this. This is our morning sky. It's just gorgeous and sets the tone for the whole day. This month has been momentous in so many somber ways but this too shall pass. The weather has been on the cool side of summer, very odd. The evenings are cool enough to don warmer garments - NOT the way August is supposed to be. Isn't there something about 'Hot August nights'? Just saying...... Haven't looked at the Farmer's Almanac to see what they are predicting for our winter this year. Should be interesting. If we continue on with this weather autumn will come sooner than normal. I can't complain, I love autumn colors. Although, if it's a really cold winter I might want to be reminded of that last sentence at the halfway point of the winter months!

à la prochaine

Monday, August 9, 2010

Ha, didn't quite make it to a year of non posting.....

To say I've neglected my blog would be an understatement. Have had quite a year but not documented any of it. What does that say about me? Lazy....uninterested....boring? None of those apply. Just busy in life and all it's aspects.

*Sigh* So sorry I've not paid attention to you dear blog but now you will get the busiest catch up posts all.at.one.time. so you don't feel so neglected.

I have lived in northern California for over ten years now and have never been to the local cardboard boat races that have been held in the little man-made lake nearby. And, yes you read that correctly...cardboard boat races in WATER. I had my doubts but after witnessing said races it was to say the least, a riot! They cart in the cardboard, tape, clear plastic and cutting utensils and you have everything you need to build your cardboard 'boat'. These races by the way are held only for kids. There are three classes divided by ages. Some made it to the water, some didn't quite make it off the starting line, some didn't finish and some sank. But a fun time was had by all rest assured. It was soooo hot so the dunking in the water was an instant relief from the heat. Here are some pictures to enjoy.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Broken Bones

Well, in August Seattle broke her leg. Poor thing. It took her awhile to figure out the crutches but she did. Here she is getting comfy for a movie we were going to watch on the computer. Click here for more pictures.

Stuff around home

I am so enjoying taking photos recently. So many textures... Here a few taken around the house! See album here.

Quail are everywhere.....

It is so neat to watch these birds as they search for food in huge groups. There is always one or two birds that are the 'watch dogs' and they take their job very seriously! And drive the cats crazy....