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A walk on the windy prairie

Rick C
May 6th, 2007, 09:59 AM
Abby and Keeper found this setting, a cross between the prairie's and the mountains, to their liking, a soggy Abby, after a dip in a lake, sniffs the windy air with Keeper in the background, southwest of Calgary.

http://www.goldentales.ca/CSC_3852-edit1.jpg

Abby and Keeper, below, run the windswept prairie . . .

http://www.goldentales.ca/CSC_3865-edit1.jpg

"We have to go up there??!!" asks Abby but no, we found another way round.

http://www.goldentales.ca/DSC_3697-edit1.jpg

A soggy but happy Keeper leans into the wind and contemplates her next adventure . . .

http://www.goldentales.ca/DSC_3791-edit1.jpg

Below, the dead, brownish tall grass of last year bending to the wind, soon to disappear amid the new bounty of Spring . . . .

http://www.goldentales.ca/DSC_3643-edit1.jpg

Polly at home . . . .

http://www.goldentales.ca/DSC_3528-edit1.jpg

Rick C
www.goldentales.ca

Skryker
May 6th, 2007, 10:08 AM
I always look forward to opening a new thread by you, Rick! Such beautiful vistas! :cloud9:

I don't know if I could get used to the openness, when I've always lived kind of hemmed in by hills and trees (and buildings and highways :frustrated: ). I'd love to try someday, though.

Rick C
May 6th, 2007, 10:18 AM
I always look forward to opening a new thread by you, Rick! Such beautiful vistas! :cloud9:

I don't know if I could get used to the openness, when I've always lived kind of hemmed in by hills and trees (and buildings and highways :frustrated: ). I'd love to try someday, though.

I lived in Kelowna, BC for a year, a lake community surrounded by hills . . . . and almost died of claustrophobia.

I love the prairie. I love driving across it in the summer and I love walking across it in both the summer and winter.

It's largely treeless where we were yesterday as well . . . . . which can be fairly eerie and beautiful. The mountains rising on one side and rolling, treeless, grasslands flowing out forever on the other.

Rick C
www.goldentales.ca

Stacer
May 6th, 2007, 10:26 AM
Kind of a forlorn landscape in this batch, very beautiful. Polly looks soooo soft in that pic.

Hunter's_owner
May 6th, 2007, 10:36 AM
Beautiful pics again Rick!:thumbs up
I love the second one and Polly is beautiful as well:lovestruck:

Frenchy
May 6th, 2007, 01:44 PM
So dreamy ! :cloud9: Abby and Keeper looks so healthy , with all those great walks they get , lucky lucky dogs.

rainbow
May 6th, 2007, 01:54 PM
Great pics as always :thumbs up but I much, much prefer the mountains. :cloud9: I love the pic of Polly. :lovestruck:

rainbow
May 6th, 2007, 01:56 PM
I lived in Kelowna, BC for a year, a lake community surrounded by hills . . . . and almost died of claustrophobia.


Good thing you didn't live in the Kootenays. :laughing: Beautiful mountains everywhere. :cloud9:

trippincherri
May 6th, 2007, 02:16 PM
I love Polly she is just so beautiful.
Abby and Keeper look good, dirty but good lol:D looks like they enjoyed themselves immensley as usual.

I am gonna have to agree about living on open prairie. I like the fact that our town is small enough that you can take a a 2 minute drive and see nothing but fields.
I don't have the gorgeous mountain views you do though :sad: just flat prairie and trees, sooo many trees.
One day maybe I'll live closer to the mountains, hopefully.

More pictures please..........

Crestedcrazy
May 6th, 2007, 02:20 PM
Beautiful pics all of them but that 1st one is just stunning I love it!
The pics also make me miss Alberta, I can hardly wait to be able to move back there!

K9Friend
May 6th, 2007, 02:31 PM
I always enjoy your pics Rick! Very nice! :pawprint: :highfive:

Smiley14
May 6th, 2007, 07:41 PM
Oh, these are just stunning! I always get so excited when I see you post new pics, LOL! :o They are just so beautiful! Nice to see the addition of kitty too! :)

Prin
May 6th, 2007, 11:05 PM
Great pics, as usual.:)

breeze
May 7th, 2007, 10:05 AM
words can't discribe what I want to say, everything looks so peaceful, blue sky mountains land as far as the eye can see,

:yell: I want to be there !!! :yell:

Rick C
May 7th, 2007, 10:34 AM
Thanks for the comments . . . . . I do like the hills occasionally, evidenced by our frequent trip to the mountains, but I wouldn't want to live there. I get a little squirrelly if I can't see 20 miles.

To add some mood, the picture below was taken last Fall. The rocks photographed in the first picture at the top of this thread are on the top left of the landscape below. The canyon Abby is in in the third picture would be just out of sight, down on the other side of the slope. Keeper's "leaning into the wind" picture as well as the two running are both taken at the top of the slope below.

One of our favourite spots to walk . . . . about a 40 minute drive from the house.

http://www.goldentales.ca/15800109-edit1.jpg

And below, same place, showing how tall the grass can get in mid-summer . . . .

http://www.goldentales.ca/15800121-edit1.jpg

Rick C
www.goldentales.ca

Crestedcrazy
May 7th, 2007, 01:09 PM
Oh My more stunning shots!!! I just love Alberta so much variety in one province :)

Your goldens are just beautiful too, love how they blend right in to the surroundings!

SableCollie
May 7th, 2007, 02:27 PM
All the pics are just beautiful. You should publish a book of your pet photos!

JanM
May 7th, 2007, 05:42 PM
Beautiful pictures - as usual! But, coming from Winnipeg - you can keep the prairies... I've come to appreciate the mountains (in the distance) and the hills and trees and ocean and lakes and streams and forests... oh - yeah - and the cold! :laughing: :laughing:

Rick C
May 8th, 2007, 12:01 AM
Bonus coverage . . . . . coming in for a landing . . . .

http://www.goldentales.ca/CSC_4039-edit1.jpg

Rick C
www.goldentales.ca

trippincherri
May 8th, 2007, 12:21 AM
Ooooh good shot, lucky timing on that one.
Its hard to capture interesting events like this, nature moves so quick.
Bet thats one happy goose finding a nice tranquil spot to cool her feathers.

TeriM
May 9th, 2007, 11:39 PM
Amazing shots :cloud9: . The very first pic is my favorite and I always love to see Polly :lovestruck: .

Hunter's_owner
May 10th, 2007, 07:23 AM
Rick that last pic is amazing:cloud9: