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The Big Melt . . . .

Rick C
March 8th, 2007, 08:20 AM
It was 15 celcius in Calgary yesterday after weeks of accumulating snow . . . .

Abby is poised to pounce as she listens for mice under the melting snow . . . .

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Running through the melt water . . . . already coming over top our road from the pond.

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Abby on the open Elbow River near Allen Bill Pond in Kananaskis Country

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From earlier, a field of elk ears in the early morning glare . . . .

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Lost in the sun dappled forest with Keeper . . . .

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And, just for laughs, getting rich slowly on the 1 cent slots at Paris in Las Vegas on the weekend . . . under a phony sky.

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Rick C
www.goldentales.ca

breeze
March 8th, 2007, 08:44 AM
these pictures are BREATHTAKING 15c I can only imagine it's -28 with the wind here today !! :sad:

JanM
March 8th, 2007, 09:24 AM
Beautiful pictures, Rick C - and what awesome country you live in!

Lukka'sma
March 8th, 2007, 11:27 AM
Never a disappointment here.
Great subjects (Abby and Keeper). Scenery surrounding them is magnificent, and a bit of Vegas added to the mix, what more could I ask for.

angeldogs
March 8th, 2007, 12:23 PM
Great pics.awsome scenery.and Keeper and Abby look good also

Rick C
March 8th, 2007, 02:08 PM
I think its pretty funny that the blue dragon in Breeze's avatar looks like the same one on the one cent slot machine.

That probably signifies nothing but amusing nonetheless.

What would you tell the King if you had a chance to argue with him?

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What's better than Elvis? How about two Elvis times deux.

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Rick C
www.goldentales.ca

breeze
March 8th, 2007, 02:13 PM
na my dragon is much better looking and :cloud9: cute er

Scott_B
March 8th, 2007, 05:22 PM
amazing as usual rick! Always look forward to your shots! :thumbs up

Prin
March 8th, 2007, 06:01 PM
Uh... I like the 'usual' shots better than the vegas shots. ;) Abby and Keeper are looking great, as usual. :)

Furbaby Momma
March 10th, 2007, 07:05 AM
Your Goldens are breathtaking Rick C. and your story telling pictures are a pure enjoyment.
Woohoo...Elvis the pelvis, in Las Vegas one of my all time favorite entertainers, The King of Rock and Roll. :love:

Rick C
March 11th, 2007, 12:12 PM
A few more at random . . . .

From yesterday, a newborn calf and its mother near Longview, Alberta.

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A deceptively hot day has Abby chilling out during a break . . . . we were hugging the shoreline as the ice melts away.

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From a few weeks ago, before the melt:

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And a different view of the same scene . . . . Abby in the same spot, looking the other way, with Keeper in the background:

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Rick C
www.goldentales.ca

Frenchy
March 11th, 2007, 03:30 PM
From a few weeks ago, before the melt:

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Wow, I love this one !

TeriM
March 11th, 2007, 07:14 PM
Great pics Ric. Abby looks exhausted in that pic laying by the river. I love Vegas so always glad to see some fun shots :D .

rainbow
March 12th, 2007, 06:15 PM
Beautiful pics as always, Rick. :cloud9:

Prin
March 13th, 2007, 03:13 AM
Great pics! :cloud9:

Rick C
March 14th, 2007, 08:31 AM
A couple more . . . . after The Big Melt we had The Huge Snowfall a few nights ago . . . .

Last night at sunset, this herd of elk were chased off the far hill by a rancher on a snowmobile . . . . ranchers don't like them eating hay bales but I've never seen the snowmobile chase before. Probably illegal. I'll look into it today. Little fuzzy, but here they are on the run!!:

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Keeper barking at sunset, as she does every night, chasing away villians in the valley:

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Rick C
www.goldentales.ca

Hunter's_owner
March 14th, 2007, 08:56 AM
I love that last pic of Keeper with her head up in the air like that:cloud9:

breeze
March 14th, 2007, 09:38 AM
amazing that is all I can say I am in aww of the land and the scenery (and of course keeper and abby

Furbaby Momma
March 14th, 2007, 10:42 AM
Once again breathtaking pictures shared with us Rick C. you really know how to capture the moment, Thank You.

rainbow
March 14th, 2007, 02:15 PM
Too bad about the elk chase. :sad: We're fortunate that nobody around us does that so we just get to enjoy their majestic beauty. :cloud9: I know they do it further up the valley from us though but it's the only way they can protect their farmland. :sad: :frustrated:

I love the photo of Keeper. :lovestruck:

otter
March 14th, 2007, 04:21 PM
Rick, I alway eagerly await your photos! Truly inspiring.:thumbs up

Rick C
March 17th, 2007, 07:29 PM
A few things from earlier today, well before the wonderful nap on the deck under warm cloud cover . . .

Canus Latrans, wild canine, the common coyote . . . . .

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Swimming earlier in the day . . . .

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From a few days ago,

Abby tends her paws at sunset after a fresh dusting of snow . . . .

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The snow hasn't stopped two-footed Polly . . . . she caught a mouse the other day.

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Rick C
www.goldentales.ca

Skryker
March 17th, 2007, 08:21 PM
:thumbs up :cloud9: I love your pictures, Rick! I particularly like that last one, of Polly.

rainbow
March 17th, 2007, 10:07 PM
Great pics again, Rick. :cloud9: