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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Dark-eyed "Oregon" Junco

After the snows and heavy rains the chickadees, juncos, towhees, etc are busy looking for food. Never been so many small birds here.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Life Loaded

On the Bunk


Loaded for overseas


Rings of life Visible


I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
Joyce Kilmer

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Blue Tuesday

The fingers of winter reaching out


Blue Fog


Sunlight glistening through the Apple Orchard

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Peaceful Walk Not Today

Out for a nice peaceful walk along the trails of the Cowichan Estuary 

Lots of ducks and other waterfowl


Stumps being reclaimed by nature


A Mallard and mate take a running jump into the air


And the beautiful Herons were everywhere today


Very Peaceful beginning,

But as Kaden my 2 year old German Shorthair Pointer and I headed down the narrow windy trail we ran into a group of 3 women with 8 dogs off leash and one snarly snappy one on leash. A big black Bouvier lead the mob that ran into my GSP knocking him off the trail down the bank. He was terrified. I knocked the Bouvier off him down the bank further and got between him and the two black Labs and the Gold lab. The other two mixed shepard xs came in from the other side as a smaller female mixed breed had her nose up his butt. I managed to pull him around and behind some small trees while they tried unsuccessfully to control their dogs. Poor guy was so scared he musked up and would not eat his treats till he got home.

All I got was "oh sorry they are too hard to handle on the trails on leash"




Troll Under The Bridge

Out for a hike today and ran into this scary beast demanding payment before crossing





Thursday, January 5, 2012