22 August 2009

A Few Good Nature Walks

A collection of images from our latest nature walks this week. It's been hot, and everywhere we stepped there were hordes of grasshoppers. It didn't discourage the Intrepid Duo, however. They set forth with fun in mind.

I wonder what mischief we can get into today?


Our walk days had lots of neat clouds. Some days the clouds seem to float above you just out of reach.

Other days they sulked on the horizon, and threatened rain.


Or were wispy mare's tails strewn overhead.

The dogs were indifferent to things in the sky, however, there was too much on the ground to keep their attention.

Eh? What's this big hole doing here? Wonder what's in it?

The Supervisor arrives to inspect Merlin's find.

Some park dwellers objected to our presence. Loudly.

Others scolded and dropped small, unmarked objects on our heads.

The dogs always lead me past the interesting stuff.

The object is to photograph it before they pee on it...

Or crash into it on their never-ending quest to see what's next...

My job?



Provide head-scritches, treats, drinks of water, and make sure we make it back to the car before it rains.


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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's nice of the Corgis to take you for a walk!

Constance Brewer said...

They're good that way! Tonight, they're taking me for ice cream...

Anonymous said...

If they ever take you shopping,and pay,let me know.
I'll be on the first plane west.......

Gabriele C. said...

Lovely clouds indeed.

And lovely corgies, too.

Constance Brewer said...

Forecast today: Cloudy with a chance of Corgis...

Carla said...

Lovely photos. What was in the hole, or is it best not to ask?

Constance Brewer said...

Carla,
Since nothing dragged the dogs underground, or popped out to complain, I'm thinking the park is going to plant another tree or bush. Or maybe it was for a new sprinkler head. Either way, Maximus, Inspector General, deemed it of little long term interest. So we moved on. :)