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A few things from around here . . . .

Rick C
September 16th, 2005, 02:46 PM
Abby and Keeper haven't had too many epik journies in the last few weeks as the humans have been pretty busy . . . . but there's been a few things . . .

Keeper enjoys the remains of the day . . . . I like this one for her head and mane being in focus and everything else is in motion.

http://www.goldentales.ca/P1110394_edited-1.jpg

Abby gulping away on her birthday in the All-You-Can-Eat raspberry patch

http://www.goldentales.ca/P1100835_edited-1.jpg

Abby doing one of her favourite things, a slow drive at about 40 kmh on gravel roads in the country.

http://www.goldentales.ca/P1090944_edited-1.jpg

Not pet related, but a nice picture of the backside of Lake Louise where some horses have emerged from the trail that leads to Victoria Glacier. Carol and I had overnighted in Jasper and done the Icefields Parkway, then stopped at the lake for a walk the next day . . . . sans dogs.

http://www.goldentales.ca/P1110341_edited-1.jpg

Rick C
www.goldentales.ca

Puppyluv
September 16th, 2005, 03:27 PM
Rick you take such beautiful photos!!! (Not that having beautiful dogs doesnt help :D ) It makes me miss Alberta so much

Prin
September 16th, 2005, 04:20 PM
I miss it too. Your pics are the best, Rick.

Rick C
September 17th, 2005, 10:27 AM
It makes me miss Alberta so much

Then, just for you, a couple of pictures from earlier this morning here in big sky country, the early sun starting to hit the mountains as fog partly shrouds the valley. . . . the sheer immensity of it all stretching before us. We can see about 80 km from our hilltop aerie, although the lense makes this scene appear farther away than it is to the naked eye.

http://www.goldentales.ca/P1110756_edited-1.jpg

And we saw these elk boys emerging from the mist this morning on the way to the mailbox to pick up the morning paper . . . . rutting season is near and they're starting to get wary of the bow hunters.

http://www.goldentales.ca/P1110784_edited-1.jpg

Rick C
www.goldentales.ca

Puppyluv
September 17th, 2005, 11:50 AM
Sigh
Thanks for that dose of big blue sky :love:
The fact that it's raining and gloomy here :yuck: makes those pictures even more alluring

doggy lover
September 18th, 2005, 07:30 PM
Wow such beautiful pics, I wish I lived there.

Prin
September 18th, 2005, 11:10 PM
Sigh
Thanks for that dose of big blue sky :love:
The fact that it's raining and gloomy here :yuck: makes those pictures even more alluring
No matter how the weather is here in mtl, it's always "greener" in Alberta... :( One day I'm going to bring my boyfriend there one day... He's never been to the rockies or anywhere out west...

Puppyluv
September 18th, 2005, 11:34 PM
No matter how the weather is here in mtl, it's always "greener" in Alberta... :( One day I'm going to bring my boyfriend there one day... He's never been to the rockies or anywhere out west...
Never?!?! :eek:
Everyone should experience those skies once in their life!! I spent every weekend for 8 years living smack dab in the middle of the mountains. It was by far the hardest thing to give up. :sad:

Rick C
September 19th, 2005, 12:27 AM
Since you're pining for the home fires . . . . a few more.

The view at the mailbox this a.m. when we went to get the newspaper. The snow has been hanging on the mountains permanently for a few weeks now and the frost is on the bales.

http://www.goldentales.ca/P1110795_edited-1.jpg

We saw these Ram boys on the way to Bluerock this afternoon, catching their leisure in an alpine meadow. The picture is taking pretty much straight towards the heart of the mountains pictured above.

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Keeper and Abby on Powderface Trail in Kananaskis Country . . . . don't worry, they're on leash but for the picture, I had them go on ahead briefly, then called them back.

http://www.goldentales.ca/P1110491_edited-1.jpg

Rick C
www.goldentales.ca

Prin
September 19th, 2005, 12:28 AM
Never?!?!
Everyone should experience those skies once in their life!! I spent every weekend for 8 years living smack dab in the middle of the mountains. It was by far the hardest thing to give up.


I know!! I spent about 2 or 3 months there over 2 years (going back once a month in the winter back in the day when I was employed...). Four years ago was first year I hadn't been to Banff since I was 16. It was an incredibly hard winter. Very hard. I almost gave up everything and ran over there. But ya, he's never been. I don't know why, but the mountains are home to me. It's the only place I can take a plane to and feel like I never left. I love it there.

And what people don't get till they've been there is that mountains don't come out in pictures. It's weird-- they look the same, but they don't feel the same.

Rick, those are amazing.

goldenblaze
September 26th, 2005, 05:13 PM
Both Abbey and Keeper are gorgeous golden's, very lucky aswell. Beautiful photo's thanks for sharing. :)

Rick C
September 27th, 2005, 10:47 AM
A couple more from the last few days:

Keeper glowers at a deer on the other side of the fence towards sunset, the leaves turning colour now. Lots of deer and elk around right now as bow hunting season starts up.

http://www.goldentales.ca/P1120078_edited-1.jpg

The two-footed Polly at sunset last night . . . Polly isn't going to have a good time in the winter when she won't be able to go outside as much because of her disability.

http://www.goldentales.ca/P1120047_edited-1.jpg

Rick C
www.goldentales.ca

glasslass
September 27th, 2005, 11:10 AM
What great pix to start the day with! (wistful!) I especially love the mirror shot and Abbey and Keeper wading in the river. Dog's life looks pretty good there!