100 Dog Strangers ~ Australian Shepherd, Retriever & Boxer


Who goes there! What a comical expression captured here. This Australian Shepherd was very curious about us and tried to approach us a few times to say hello. When he got too close he got very anxious and then would bark and back up. His owner said he is always dubious of strangers but it was something they were working on.


This dog almost seems to be in a trance meditating. He was having an active game of tag with a black Labrador on the hills. In my last post I showed this dog and the one below in black & white but I think I prefer the colour versions better.

Our hike last weekend was at the now defunct Weall & Cullen Miniature Village. This tourist attraction was very popular for 25 yrs. From spring to fall numerous times a week tour buses came from the U.S. to visit as well. The main attraction was the $650,000 huge outdoor model train exhibit as well the floral gardens, miniature golf and historical building tours. It opened in 1980 but was sold to the town in 2006. All that is left now is a miniature ghost town.


The gardens are still a popular local spot to go for a walk. It has turned into an unauthorized off-leash park - hence the reason for so many dog photos. As a dog owner though, I will never understand why so many owners do not pick up after their dogs. After a long winter it was beyond filthy there - so sad dog owners would ruin their own enjoyment by not picking up after their dogs.

I found this video of the miniature village in full swing with model trains - so many memories here.


Leaving you with a piece of hope, that the snow is finally melting to reveal there is life under it! Here's to the longest winter ever being done!
Adding to my
The Canine version of "100 Strangers".
A photographic record of all the wonderful dogs I meet in my travels.
 Began in 2012 and ending... TBD.

Participating in Camera Critters

Black & White Sunday: Slipping in the River


March can bring on challenging conditions to photograph outdoors. Lots of gloomy gray skies, muddy tracks, barren trees and sloppy slush. Not exactly inspiring stuff to photograph. This weekend we got together with a local group of photographers for a 2 hr hike. Our challenge was to process our photos in black and white only.

This my favourite capture of the day. I love how he is posed and concentrating. The final image with warm tones and a high key look suits him. 


 8 people crossed over the river with no trouble along a frozen section - except me that is! My right foot went crashing through the ice and I ended up soaked up to my knee! Good thing it was not too cold because I still had a good 30 minutes walk back to  car.


Adding both dogs to my
The Canine version of "100 Strangers".
A photographic record of all the wonderful dogs I meet in my travels. 
 Began in 2012 and ending... TBD. 

Also joining in the fun at "Black & White Sunday"

Oh Eeyore - I mean Becky


It's snowing still," said Eeyore gloomily.

"So it is."
"And freezing."
"Is it?"
"Yes," said Eeyore. "However," he said, brightening up a little, "we haven't had an earthquake lately.
~ Eeyore, The World of Winnie the Pooh

Becky and I can see where Eeyore is coming from! Winter is taking it's toll on us and seriously, it is time for it to just begone!  Do you know last year at this time we had an early spring around here! Buds I tell you were already on the Magnolia tree. I am not sure I can actually see my Magnolia through the snow drifts today!

Attempting to have more cheerful thoughts like Winnie the Pooh, I will say I have really enjoyed all the extra time I found these last few weeks to catch up on some reading, put a little extra time into sharpen my editing skills and best of all the extra cuddles from Kodee and Becky by my side.

[Edited with Kim Klassen's kk_felicity and Brooke Shaden's White Hill Mansion #1]

We can't leave Kodee out of the spotlight so here is her lounging dog photo moment.

2/12 Kodee 2014 "Sleeping"
Participating in Kim Klassen's Textured Tuesday


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