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The Valley Surveillance Crew

Rick C
December 29th, 2006, 08:02 PM
The last few days have seen the return of winter, some actual snow southwest of Calgary. . . . .

Keeper says we have the best sunsets, including the one tonight . . . .

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The Valley Surveillance Crew, Keeper and Abby on duty . . . . .

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Abby's world, waiting for sunset . . . . I was upstairs in the house in my office and had clicked the camera a few times. She turned her head from there and looked right at me. Spooky.

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A few days ago, Abby on Forlan Ridge west of Turner Valley . . . .the road below is closed for the winter. It takes about 45 minutes to walk the road to the spot below, although the ridge trail comes earlier . . .

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It was hard walking on this ridge, big winds had caused a huge blowdown of big pine/spruce . . . . Keeper is tangled.

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To get around the mess along the ridge, we went off trail, Abby leading the way:

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. . . . . and then missed a turn and went a long way off into the bush before I realized we were lost . . . . . then it was free running along the slope of a hill, through the forest and back to the trail . . . . but maybe getting lost is fun too . . .

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Rick C
www.goldentales.ca

jesse's mommy
December 29th, 2006, 08:10 PM
As usual, amazing pictures!

hazelrunpack
December 29th, 2006, 08:49 PM
Great pics, Rick C. I even hauled the hubby in here to see them--sort of my way to nudge him toward getting me a digital camera. :D I told him, if he did, we'd get scenery like that, but I don't think he was convinced

glasslass
December 29th, 2006, 09:28 PM
All pics are terrific, but that 1st one . . . love the little bit of snow on his nose, with not a speck anywhere else on his body!

phoenix
December 29th, 2006, 10:04 PM
Thank you for the beautiful pictures, they take my breath away! Lucky girls!

Byrd
December 29th, 2006, 10:22 PM
WOW! I couldn't imagine getting any work done with a view like that out the window.

Prin
December 30th, 2006, 12:12 AM
Great pics! I love your office view. Don't know how you get any work done.:D

Didn't one of your doggies have a health scare fairly recently? Are they both ok now? :o

technodoll
December 30th, 2006, 12:19 AM
rick... someday i hope to take photos half as good as yours :o

joeysmama
December 30th, 2006, 12:40 AM
I can't let my husband see these pictures. He'd bundle us up and head north !!

rainbow
December 30th, 2006, 01:29 PM
Rick, your photos never cease to amaze me. I love the one of the girls sitting stoically together. :cloud9:

TeriM
December 30th, 2006, 08:37 PM
Fabulous pictures. I also love the one with the two sitting together :cloud9: .

erykah1310
December 31st, 2006, 12:42 AM
Always love seeing new pics from you rick... they are always so breath taking:cloud9:

trippincherri
December 31st, 2006, 02:14 PM
Yay new pictures from Rick!!
Gorgeous as usual, I too love the one of them perched together on the deck.

My man and I are hoping to take the dogs on a trip down there this coming summer.
We live up in northern Alberta, so we are not too far away....but that will be and interesting drive with two doggies I'm sure.
We are hoping to have a holiday trailer by then, and we can just camp our way around the mountains.
I can't wait to get some beautiful photos like that, though mine will probably not be as brilliant as yours....but I can try.

Rick C
January 1st, 2007, 10:28 AM
Great pics! I love your office view. Don't know how you get any work done.:D


Well, that's my home office . . . .

Interestingly enough, it takes 25 minutes to drive from that scene to my office in south Calgary, overlooking Fish Creek Park . . . . and here I am at 8:23 a.m. in Calgary on New Year's Eve morning (going for a run along the Bow in a short bit) and the sunRISE out my big picture window has the same colour as this sunrise picture below:

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Didn't one of your doggies have a health scare fairly recently? Are they both ok now?

Abby's geriatric vestibular syndrome incident passed without lingering effects within days.

We live up in northern Alberta, so we are not too far away....

Mrs. C is from Spirit River, north of Grande Prairie and we both lived in Grande Prairie for years . . . . I lived in Peace River for a year as well.

We know all about that 4.5 hour drive to Edmonton!!! And 6.5 hours to Calgary.

I can't wait to get some beautiful photos like that, though mine will probably not be as brilliant as yours....but I can try.

Let's face it, the scenery and the actors make it easy.

Rick C
www.goldentales.ca

rainbow
January 1st, 2007, 07:32 PM
Let's face it, the scenery and the actors make it easy.


I lived in Cranbrook, B.C. for 12 years and spent lots of time in the Rockies. I've seen lots of peoples pics from the area but yours are the best. :highfive:

Glad to hear that Abby is okay. :thumbs up

My hubby works north of Fort MacMurray and I've heard many stories about driving the winter roads from there to here. :eek: :eek:

trippincherri
January 1st, 2007, 09:14 PM
I am in High Prairie only about 1 hour from Peace River, you've probably been here.
I hate the drive to Edmonton lol, the trip is always long and staring at field after field tires quickly.
I can't wait to see the mountains again, we probably will not make it as far south as you are but the scenery in the Rockies is beautiful and you never get bored of looking at it.

I agree with you too about the pictures being easy to take, it's hard to make anything so beautiful look bad, Abby and Keeper included.