Thursday, 1 August 2013

While the Cat's away...

This morning
was one of those beautiful starts to the day
when the mist hangs
on the hillside.
As Mike is away,
I thought I would post some photos from our morning walk,
that way, he can share them,
as can you of course.

We, (me and the hounds),
were out the door by seven o'clock.
There's always a possibility
when out so early,
that we might spot some wildlife.

Fortunately, only I saw the hare.
I think I may have seen some baby wild pigs too.
Something made me turn around and look behind me.
Two little pigs were scurrying along the track going back the way we had come.
Of course I might have been mistaken,
they were running away from me
 quite small,
and not close enough to clearly identify.
I couldn't be sure.
But Arthur picked up an interesting scent
when we went back along that way.

When I'm on my own, I make the walks short,
and then only if it's cool.
Five dogs are too many for me to walk all at once.
So 2 or 3 have to wait while the others have a short walk.
Then we all go into the paddock together.
They all had a run around.
Then the girls,
Indie and Jess,
stopped for some quiet time,
girls together.
I thought.
How nice to see them like that.
It was only when Jess got up and moved away,
that I noticed that she had been chewing on a chew,
which is why Indie is so close.
She was waiting patiently for Jess to finish with it.

Danny is always alert,
on the lookout for anything that moves.
By now,
Paddy is ready to go home.
He has made his way to the gate,
and is saying,
'Time to go now'.
He wants his breakfast.

While Arthur
would be happy to
stay a while longer,
in the nest of long grass that he's made.

One last photo
on the way home.

All the mist cleared,
and it's back to being a hot day now.
I think we will be waiting until it cools a bit
before venturing back out today
for our next
trip to the paddock.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013


At last, the weather has broken and it's cooler.
I just hope it lasts a while.

I picked these flowers whilst out on our walk yesterday morning.

There's a field of these flowers
in amongst the vineyards.




Not sure about the purple one,

Cut flowers.
Simple pleasures.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

A Hot Weekend

It seems to be getting hotter.
We've had beautiful weather here on the Mosel for weeks now.
Spring was wet here, unusually,
so it was lovely when summer arrived.
But now,
the heat continues with no let up.
I don't know how people mange to cycle in the middle of the day
when it's so hot.


It's bad enough taking the dogs for a walk in the shade.
In fact Arthur looked as though he didn't want to go for a walk
yesterday afternoon.
So I walked back to the van with him and Paddy,
while Mike continued with Jess, Indie and Danny.
Paddy's watching them go here.

They got a frozen fish finger each when they got back home.

Paddy's looking for somewhere to eat his.

This next photo shows Jess and Paddy on tonight's walk
when it's cooler.
But they still look hot.

Paddy and Arthur spend most of the day in the cellar where it's cool.

At least the flowers are enjoying the long warm days.

I hope you are too.


Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Back in the Frame

Now I've made a start, best to continue.
Thank you for the lovely comments welcoming me back, such a surprise to see that I hadn't been forgotten.

These are the photos I tried to upload/download on my last post. They were taken in April I think. It's warm enough for me not to need a jacket, but the trees are still bare.

Featured from left to right, we have: Danny; Indie; Arthur: myself and Paddy. Jess who sometimes walks off the lead has run over to the photographer- Mike.

Unusually, I feature in each of the photos, (I don't like seeing myself in photos these days), but I liked the different expressions of each of the dogs. So I couldn't resist including them all.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Starting Up... again

I've been away from Blogging for over a year but have started visiting blogs again, mainly lurking.
It seems that if I don't do something about claiming my blog before the end of June- I'm not sure what will happen, so here goes with Bloglovin.

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It's a good way to get me back in the swing of things I suppose. I've been trying to make the leap a few times, but never quite made it. Let's see if I make it this time.

Well I did have more photos to share, but my finger was just a bit too quick to press the wrong button, and I can't seem to find a way of posting the others. Never mind it will give me something to post next time.