Monday, September 9, 2019

Say Cheese! Gloomy Day

One of my favorite things about dogs is that they love weather, all weather. You can be facing wind, rain, gloom, or the Polar Vortex, they're up for it.

I'm getting a Toto vibe here (or is he Dorothy)

It was a good weekend to spend some quality time with this guy.

Not all that amazing up close

I was trying to get access to these amazing lily pads you can see from the road. So we made our way down a rickety set of stairs armed with spiky attack burrs. The stairs were armed with burrs, not us. Actually we were armed with burrs by the time we made it down the stairs.

Oliver had a big ol' burr under his chin which he did not appreciate me yanking out later.

I didn't take any burr photos because why would I.

I'm guessing hawk, but could it be a peregrine falcon?

 My good lens only goes up to 70mm so I was creeping up closer to this let's say hawk when some old coot (not that there's anything wrong with that) tottered up, looked at the bird and said in his outdoor voice, "Is that a hawk?"

I have no idea what kind of birds these were, you'll have to click to enlarge. I know the place is lousy with herons, so maybe?

Of course the probably a hawk flew away then later kept flying past us. I'm pretty sure it was laughing. 


Can we call an Uber?

Both Little Rat and I were flat out knackered long before it was time to go home.


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    1. He really is. A bit of a baby but coming into his own after the loss of Handsome Bob.

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  2. Hello, Oliver is a sweetie. My dogs used to love walking, any weather too. Great shot of the hawk. Happy Monday, wishing you a great day and happy new week!

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    1. That's a hawk, then. I bow down to your expertise, Eileen. When Oliver gets too cold or uncomfortable he gets zipped up in my coat. I wish someone was there to do that for me, lol. Have a great week and rest up from your trip.

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  3. Oh no, don't do any Toto windy moments!

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    1. We had a few of those last week and waiting for a storm to hit tonight. But then some 80˚ days to close out the summer.

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  4. We both have pups today. Good for us and they both are cute.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. ♥

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    1. Yours is a beaut. I might be at the age where the big ol' monsters I love are best left to someone younger. I do love Little Rat so that's no real sacrifice. Have a fab week down there, Sandee.

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  5. Delightful photos and that one ofthe hawk is so good.

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    1. Well thank you, I could have gotten a better one but the old dude startled it. I'm lucky I got anything, really. I'm amazed that London has so many tall buildings, yeah I know that's an idiotic thing to say. Too many old movies I think.

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  6. Nice pics and Oliver is such a cutie send him a bark from me heheh!

    Have a wooftastic week :-)

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    1. He is adorable. I'll bark in an English accent for you, Steve.

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  7. Well actually there *is* something wrong with that old coot... So obnoxious. At least he knew you were looking at a bird. I had an old guy walk up behind me last year and shout ‘what are ya takin’ a picture of anyhow’ ...this on a nature trail and I’m pointing the camera up toward a nest in a tree. I wanted to choke him. ...... (PS....not that there’s anything wrong with being old, needless to say. ).

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    1. I felt guilty for muttering, "Idiot" under my breath. I hope he didn't hear me, ach, feeling guilty all over again.
      Haaa, I can see that happening and the Old Fart yelling in your ear. Actually, I can hear my dad using those exact words. Yeah, even the dog was like, "WTF?"
      Did you get the shot?

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    2. Oh heck no I didn’t get the shot...I have enough trouble getting decent pics without old foots spoiling things. )). I’m sure that one would have been perfect though)j)j

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  8. Just found your party and gate crashed it. 😉 thanks for hosting.

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    1. You are always welcome. I'd love to pop over to your blog, Anita, but can't find a link.

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  9. I see something blue in that field across the pond. A penquin? Didn't Tennessee Tuxedo wear a blue jacket?
    Yeah, that was definitely a bird up that tree.

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    1. If I had to guess I'd say great blue heron, my eyes saw it better than my lens but my mind can't remember as well as my camera. I would love it if they were penguins. I just saw Burgess Meredith in a movie (Foul Play), ahhh what an actor. Do we remember him best for Batman or The Twilight Zone?
      I remember TT was voiced by Maxwell Smart but think of him wearing orange most likely because of the Tennessee Vols. Just looked it up, red bowtie, no jacket.

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    1. That's (somehow) my Goddog or possibly second cousin if you follow my anthropomorphic logic. I'm his dog walker and pal.

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  11. yeap, I could use a compagnion like that - "no matter what weather" to get me out.

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    1. I think we all could. He does however hog the covers.

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  12. Oliver is a cute little puppy that stole my heart ... :)
    Give him a kiss!

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    1. I certainly will give him a kiss for you, Ella.

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  13. Hi Jeanna... great walk with a cute guy, but is he a little short for you? Had to make a wisecrack.

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    1. He is shorter than average for sure, LA. Kisses to Milo.

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  14. Great photos! Neat hawk/falcon. Ya, some people are so unaware. Oliver is adorable. And, I always love boardwalks. Thanks for hosting!

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    1. The popular opinion seems to be, "hawk." I was not pleased then felt bad for not making a joke out of it. Oliver is as good as he is cute with a little bit mischievous thrown in for good measure.

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  15. I've just come from searching blue penquins in commercials and cartoons to no success. Guess I'll be drawing blue penquins, after I learn to spell penguin consistently.

    Definitely The Joker! I was chicken (still am) to watch The Twilight Zone. I saw an Outer Limits episode, when I was 10 or 11, that cured me of ever wanting to read, watch, or hear scary stories. Bwak, bwak, bwak.

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    1. Now wait are you saying there are blue penguins in real life? Yes, I look forward to seeing those drawings, I wish we lived in the same neck (waddle in my case) of the woods! The Joker, how did he get in the picture? He scared the living beJebus out of me, especially in color. Only time I was glad we had a big ol' black and white TV. For some reason neither the Twilight Zone nor the Outer Limits scared me, did make me think though. Wasn't there another one...Night Gallery perhaps. I was terrified of the Wicked Witch of the West, German Shepards and squirrels all through childhood, still am.

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    2. Ok, from Penguin World: "Little Blue Penguin Facts – Eudyptula minor. ... Also known as Fairy penguins, blue penguins, and little blue penguins, this species is the smallest of all penguins..."

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    3. I meant the Penguin (hey, I spelled it correctly). Night Gallery sounds about right. I didn't know there are real blue penguins. My brain keeps saying there is a cartoon with a penguin wearing a blue vest or scarf. Maybe it was a newspaper ad for ice cream. I imagine we could drive each other into fits of laughter in person. :-)

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    4. I always type in a "q" instead of a "g", what is that all about. I was thinking, "Icee" but that's a polar bear. I'm sure we would, you already have me cracking up in cyber space. (If you crack up in cyberspace can anyone hear you scream?) If it weren't for my sugar issues I would have already looked up every ice cream logo I could think of and I could think of many. Now I'm thinking of Elsie the cow (also the name of the German Shepherd passed out on the table) and want a warm blueberry muffin with Blue Bonnet margarine for some reason.

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  16. Oliver is such a cutie...not sure what kind of hawk that is. Yes, that is Great Blue Herons in that one picture.

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    1. He is for sure. I know we've got Cooper's hawks but I don't know much of anything except our neighborhood cranes are sandhills.

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  17. I would have been worn out, too, after what you describe. And have to tell this about burrs. When I was a kid... probably along about 7th or 8th grade, I had long hair. My 'loving' brother got a handful of those cockleburrs and rubbed them in my hair! What a pain they were to get out.

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    1. I got out of walking shape pretty easily which I'm not too happy about but one door slams in your face and another crushes your foot or whatever that saying is. Ha ha, I can see that happening, boys can be such arseholes, can't they. I imagine that must have really sucked, I only had some on my t-shirt and the dog and it was quite the nuisance. And girls that age and our hair, what a rat fink your brother was for doing that.

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  18. Your doggie must make your walk intersting! Am surprised, good then you kept us at a distance with the lily pads:) Where is Uber, when you need them?

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  19. I'd say peregrine falcon. Which is a sort of raptor or hawk, I think. Lovely!

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  20. You certainly had an interesting day out in nature and got some great shots. Your doggie looks very happy and interested in his walk.

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  21. Great photos. Loved them all. What a cool way to have a walk and seeing all the great stuff.

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  22. Oliver is adorable! Beautiful photos. I had to admit to giggling when the old man used his outside voice to inquire about the hawk.

    Thanks for hosting!

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  23. There's not much better than a day out with a good friend :)
    Thanks for your link on 'My Corner of the World'! It's lovely to see you this week!


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  24. Nothing better than a nice walk with the pup. Looks like you got quite close to the probably-a-hawk too! Thanks for linking up #twinklytuesday

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