Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Crazy Cali strikes again!

I think Cali has the potential to be a psycho-dog. She's never been caught with a knife but on occasion can become a bit of a whirling-dirvish. There was a time when Mikki would join in with the antics and they would entertain themselves for quite a while. But Mikki is not so interested in playing anymore. She just looks at Cali with bewilderment and a little fear. Eventually she sought refuge in my arms.



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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Psycho-dog Strikes Again

Sometimes its so hard to get comfortable!

No sofa's were harmed in the making of this video.

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Sunday, November 18, 2007

weather

November has been an interesting month when it comes to weather. Early this month we had wind storm. I think it was the tail end of Hurricane or Tropical storm Noel. Noel blew down lots of trees on the nice trails that I like to walk on every day. I went for a walk during the wind storm ( the day before these pictures were taken) and you could hear trees creaking in the woods and I realized it wasn't Fallen trees I needed to watch out for, It was Falling trees.







Had to detour around this one that fell across the path on the Glynmill Inn Pond trail.

And another one across the trail around the pond.



This one is hanging across the path on the upper trail ( Pipleine Trail)



Then, about a week later we had snow. Lots and lots of snow. This is up along the Pipeline near 3 Mile Dam. I was wishing I had my snowshoes.

Tucker didn't mind that he didn't have snowshoes. He was able to move much faster than me, but was nice enough to wait and let me catch up.


Then we had some mild weather ( up to 18 degrees) , some rain and some sun. the snow is all gone, the trails are mucky, but we soldier on.

Here's a nice rainbow I managed to capture digitally a couple of days ago.

And another view of the rainbow

Its a dog's life don't you think? We should all have it so good.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Wild Flowers

I have a new hobby. its taking pictures of wild flowers. It started as just something to do while on one of my many walks with Tucker. Then it became a bit of an obsession. Its a great way to get to know the names of the flowers as its so much easier to look them up in a book when you have a digital picture on your computer. Now my goal is to identify as many different flowers as I can.




I have found four orchids.




Showy Lady Slipper


Yellow Lady Slipper ( variety makasin)

Yellow Lady Slipper ( variety pubescens)



Pink Lady Slipper


I was very proud of the 4 species of orchids until I read in my orchid book that there are 19,500 species of which 43 species and 4 varieties can be found in Newfoundland. So I have a ways to go.



Of course I'm not sticking to just orchids. here are a few more favorites.

I think this is a Hare Bell. If you look closely there is a bee or bug inside the flower,



The Twin Flower is one of my favorite woodland flowers. Its so delicate looking.

I have no idea what these are. I assume they are some kind of mushroom. All I know is that they look pretty growing in nature's green shag carpet.