Monthly Archives: September, 2010

Just before sunset.

My camera is on the way home from the repair shop and should arrive tomorrow. I cannot wait!

The dogs and I didn’t go on our usual weekend adventure and I didn’t take any pictures this week so today’s post is featuring one of my all time favorite pictures.

This picture was taken on February 2, 2009. I was walking the dogs at sunset. At one point I walked past a sign and the sign blocked out the bright sun. Something in my head thought “that would be a cool picture”. I walked back and snapped this picture.

33/365:  Just before sunset.

Life is too deep for words, so don’t try to describe it, just live it. ~ C.S. Lewis

Summer is hanging on here in Colorado. When the dogs and I set out for our weekend adventure it was around 80 degrees and the sun was shining brightly. It was a perfect day for exploring. The only downside is that my camera is still in the repair shop so I (again) only had my iPhone for pictures (and video!).

We went back to our new favorite place. There are miles of hiking trails there and we just wandered around and enjoyed the day.

Hiking

On the trail

Besides views of the mountains some of the trails also overlook the city and the plains beyond.

Sadie and Luka

Even Luka seemed to enjoy the view.

Handsome boy

Luka enjoys the view

The highlight, of course, was the reservoir. We went there twice during our wandering and the dogs loved every minute of it.

Luka was very happy to be back in the water.

Happy Luka

Sadie swam, too.

Sadie swims

Sadie’s swimming, though, doesn’t just happen. I have to throw Milk Bones in the water for her to swim. I videotaped it this time. You can see that here.

I’m hoping to have my camera back soon so I can take some quality pictures of our adventures at this place.

I’ve made a lot of progress on the socks.

Socks

Sock wearing season is fast approaching and I can’t wait to wear the new pairs that I’ve knit since last winter.

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ~ George Bernard Shaw

My camera is still in the repair shop so I’ve only had my iPhone for taking pictures. The quality isn’t great, but I have taken some pictures this week.

We had some very hot (in the 90’s) weather last weekend. Luka does not like hot weather. He would stare at me with this face like he was saying ‘please, make it stop’.

It's hot.

Sadie deals with hot weather by letting it all hang out.

She's no lady, but she sure is cute.

We went back to our new favorite spot this weekend. We did more hiking.

Heading down the trail

But the real fun happened in the water…

Luka enjoying the water

…running on the shoreline…

Dogs enjoying the day

Sadie

…and playing fetch.

Luka plays fetch

All of that fun means lots of sleeping that night.

Sadie sleeps

And a lot of dog sleeping means knitting time for me.

Socks

To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug. ~ Helen Keller

I recently discovered a new place to take the dogs on our weekend adventures. It has everything we love.

There are hiking trails through the woods.

Heading back down the trail

There are hiking trails through fields.

Heading down the trail

Some of the trails are quite wide and allow us to spread out.

Going down the trail

Some of the hiking trails have great views.

Sadie and Luka lead the way

View of Colorado Springs from the trail

Heading for home

The trails are well marked.

Trail marker

The hiking trails are wonderful, but the reason we first went to this place (and what keeps us going back) is this:

Cheyenne Mountain

The dogs finally have a place to swim.

Luka

Sadie

Luka

Sadie

Note that when Luka swims he does not get his tail wet. He holds it up out of the water like a flag or a sail.

Luka

When they’re not swimming the dogs enjoy exploring.

Sadie

Luka on the shoreline

They also enjoy tearing along the shoreline like maniacs.

Here comes Sadie

Luka runs

Sadie looks a little crazy

Luka looking a little crazy

Sadie barks with joy.

Barking on the shore line

Luka sits quietly and does his impression of a drowned rat.

Luka impersonates a drowned rat

The dogs also take a moment to enjoy the day.

Sadie

Luka

We’ve definitely found a new favorite spot.

Water

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