Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A Walk with Barley






Won't you walk with us this morning?  Connie and I would like your company. 

We head down the driveway, and a wild turkey scrambles into the brush.  
Through the trees, we catch a glimpse of a large bird in full retreat.  
A squirrel hustles away, and we are left with the flowers.  
At least they don't run.





























The morning air is heavy with the fragrance of honeysuckle, 
which grows wild on the roadside.





























Patches of sunlight shift through the ox-eye daisies.





























Please excuse me while I drink some dew from the grass. 
It's so good that way.
Why don't humans ever do that?

































We meet up with my cousin dog, Sparky.
Isn't she cute?





























Well, we'd better get back.
I've got some serious napping to do.
Thanks for joining us.





Linking with Rural Thursday
and Camera Critters.






34 comments:

Pat said...

A wonderful post. I enjoyed my walk with Barley. Such lovely sights along the way!

Gillian Olson said...

I'd walk along with Barley anytime too. Thanks, this is a really great post.

Sandra said...

Well, I joined Barley and you, Connie on your lovely walk in nature. I smelled the honeysuckle and saw the leaves move as the wildlife scuttled away. I enjoyed the sunlight shifting through the daisies. I don't know why humans never drink dew from the grass, do you? Barley and Sparky spend a little quality time together letting the sun create soft luminous patterns in their fur. What a glorious walk. If you don't mind, Barley, I'll have a litte read on the deck whilst you take your nap!

Horst in Edmonton said...

What a wonderful walk, thanks for having us come along. See you later.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Oh I so enjoyed our walk, and we shall do it again soon I hope ;')

Betty Manousos said...

omg, what adorable shots!
i love dogs!
in fact, i've had a collie, named tara for fifteen years- she was such a darling pup.
thanks for this post; it brings back such sweet memories.


happy thursday!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

We had a golden once and I still miss him. They are wonderful dogs. Love the pictures from your walk!

pens and needles said...

Hey Barley, Thanks for taking me on that walk with you and Connie. You taught this old dog a new trick -- drinking dew from the grass is a doggone good idea. And your cousin is right cute -- is she a she or is he a he? Need to know....

Wanda plain~N~simple said...

What a beautiful day for a walk, glad you invited me to come along!

Michael said...

the pic with Barley and Sparky on the road is excellent, the way their heads are together, the light, etc.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Very nice walk this morning & may I say that you're a beautiful dog Barley! Your cousin dog is a beauty, too, & I love how the sun shines around the two of you, wonderful capture for Connie! I sure would like to smell the honeysuckle. Nice napping! =)

Misty Dawn said...

Love, Love, LOVE this post!!! What a fun post full of beautiful photos! I especially love the one with Sparky, where the light is backlighting the fur - SO gorgeous!

Deanna said...

Loved walking with you and Barley. That image of Barley & Sparky is so so lovely!!

Sharon K said...

Thanks for the walk in the woods- loved it! What a beautiful picture of both dogs together. Thanks for sharing!!

Madge Bloom said...

Love that second to last shot on the gravel lane, the lighting is divine!

Jill said...

I enjoyed this scenic walk. Beautiful dog!

Nancy said...

So much fun to take a walk with Barley and Connie this morning! Thank you so much for sharing at Rural Thursdays this week, Connie. :)

CameraCruise said...

Wonderful post.
Your dog is so beautiful.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Love honeysuckles and oxeye daisies, but especially love Barley and Sparkey. It reminds me of Lassie on an adventure. Have a good weekend.

lisa. said...

What lovely photographs these are Connie.
I love the one of Bailey and Sparky, and the path with the daisies on the side is just beautiful.
Have a wonderful weekend my friend!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Qué bonito Golden retriever.. Adoros lo perros.. Un cordial saludo.

Cathy said...

Connie, these are so wonderful. The one of the two dogs is just perfect. Great lighting.

JillsyGirl Studio said...

Sorry, I haven't been by to chat in awhile. I just perused your last several posts which were truly inspiring! Here on this post, that one of Barley and Sparky totally a "wall hanger"!! Have a great weekend!

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Spring looks lovely in your corner of the world! Thanks for sharing. Barley is the best name for your gorgeous dog!

chubskulit said...

Oh how beautiful they are!

The Cardinal, is my critter this week!

Ann said...

Really enjoyed your post. The shot with Barley and Sparky is suitable for framing in any home! Just Gorgeous. Your blog banner is wonderful, too.

Jaclyn Sisk @ A Damsel In Flannel said...

I love your dogs!!!

i beati said...

These are magnificent calendar photos

ladyfi said...

Just adorable! Great shots too.

Jeanne said...

Love the views from you walk. Your Barley is so cute!

Monica said...

Wonderful post! Love the photo of the two dogs together!
Have a nice week:)

KB said...

I have a pic of my dog sleeping this week too. Love it.

Jessica Cassidy said...

awww! what a fresh walk and meeting up with cousin too :-) You deserve a nap buddy :-) Dropping by from Camera Critters

MICKAN¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮ said...

Lovely post! It has been a beautiful light i pics when the dogs meet each other :D