- Walking along Starbird Corner (they made it about 1/2 the way due to it being so hot outside.)
- Peeing multiple times and pooping multiple times down Starbird Corner Rd.
- Snack (1/2 of a carrot)
- Sunning himself on front deck
- Snack (1/2 can of French cut green beans, salt-free)
- Snack (slice of a banana)
- Brief play with Lady Flame (her present to him was to engage him in play, which, by the way, rarely ever happens;-)
- Sleeping through the night in his jammies
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Sunday, October 16, 2016
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We have decided that we'll have to do this in the mid-morning next year to get optimum light.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
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The pups did sort of pose on the rock for me. Lady Flame has learned to avert her head while I photograph her (thanks to Bettina, for teaching Flame this trick to frustrate any well meaning photographer;-)
Toby is incredibly photogenic. He is our star model for autumn.
See what I mean about Lady Flame avoiding the camera? She is such a spoil sport. Getting long schnoz shots is always fun! At least Toby can't see me, so he cooperates just fine, thank you very much;-)
But, Drew did catch Flame unaware for a microsecond!
Why the long face, Toby? Is it time to go home? Our biggie boy is so expressive.
Back home we go! We ended up getting a bit damp on the way back, but had a great time. The dogs were so pooped after having been on two walks today;-)
Drew and the pups went for a nice, long walk on Starbird Trail this morning. Due to the cloudiness of the day, the autumn colors were very rich.
And, the pups were really into walking. The leaves were falling, the trail was relatively dry, and the air was cool and damp.
The trail wound around under thick and thin canopies of a wide variety of trees, which lead to an air of mystery as to what stunning scenes would appear over the next hill or turn.
Lady Flame posed amidst the brilliant colors of the understory.
Someone did a bit of rough rock balancing on a stone wall the lined the trail. It's not pretty, but it did add a bit of interesting texture to the wall.
They passed some rather sluggish bumblebees who were congregated on several flower stems. Drew said that Toby's leash brushed across the stems, and the bees were not disturbed in the least.
The trail lead on and they all enjoyed over an hour's worth of walking and sniffing until it was time to drive home.
And, the roadway was as colorful as the forest, with rich yellows and reds as far as the eye could see.
This season is way too fleeting, and it's too bad that our fur kids don't appreciate the views as much as we do.
Monday, October 10, 2016
|The trail is beginning to get colorful!|
We were pleased to see some nice color along the trail.
The riverbank has a ways to go before peak color occurs, but there were some patches of brilliance. I peaked over this boulder to see some colorful trees across the Androscoggin River.
It was certainly a challenge photographing Drew and the hounds, due to the harshness of the light and uneven shady spots all along the trail.
|Purty Lady Flame|
Saturday, October 8, 2016
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Sheila and Skyy, Veronica with Bettina and Dennis, Kristin with Herschel,
Drena with Honor?, Carol with Love and Melissa, Drew with Lady Flame,
Kent with Stari, and Jeremy with Freedom and Valor
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Photo by Bille Axell, Axell Photography.