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Friday, May 3, 2013

SkyWatch Friday: By the Dogs' Early Light :-)

The dawn's early light yesterday...


bathed Josie and Tessa in its beautiful golden hues...

(Psst - click here for another - and quite amusing - photo of Josie bathed in sunrise light!

Tessa and I beg your pardon about the unsightly garden hose, but I feared losing both her enigmatic expression and the pretty light if I took the time to move it out of the frame! 

Our third dog Willow followed me out onto the patio, but slithered back inside through the ajar door when she saw that I was photographing her sisters. I think I heard her mutter something about having "bed head" and that no decent human would be taking furbaby photos at such an undogly hour.:-) She promises to make it up to her fan base in a future post!

Meanwhile, the girls and I wish you a wonderful weekend, and hope that all your sunrises are beautiful and that all your days are good hair days! :-)

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28 comments:

  1. What a great thing to do. In such a beautiful time of day! The photos are lovely :) Josie and Tessa look absolutely gorgeous. Please tell Willow that there are many humans who LOVE and appreciate seeing all stages of fur; good fur day, bad fur day, bed head...they are all beautiful in they're own way :-)

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    1. Thank you, Maya! That is a beautiful time of day - and it's also the girls' breakfast time, which is why they were hovering by the back door like some rock band groupies. LOL I tried to tell Willow that she is beautiful every day, but she was having none of it!

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  2. Those noses were made for kisses!!
    Mmmmwa...Mmmmmmwa....Mmmmmwa.
    Jane xxx

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    1. I agree! And I passed along your kisses to the girls, who all give you big tail wags and kisses back!

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  3. Beautiful sun rise! The dogs are so cute.

    Orange sky

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    1. Though not as colorful as most of our sunrises, I thought it was photogenic, especially with those unusual wispy clouds. As for our dogs, thanks! We think so too! :-)

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  4. Josie and Tessa are so beautiful drinking in the sun. I'm glad I stopped by to visit. Happy Sky Watch to you!

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    1. Thank you! We think our girls are beautiful in all kinds of light, but they did look especially lovely in that warm golden sunrise. I'm glad you stopped by to visit too! Enjoy your weekend, I hope it's filled with beautiful skies!

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  5. Wonderful sunrise and "puphotos." Bad hair day.....too funny, Willow!

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    1. Willow is a goober, isn't she? (The only "bad hair days" Willow ever really has are when she gets rained or snowed on. When it dries, the normally silky hair on the top of her head gets all spiky and stands straight up. Cracks us up, but doesn't seem to bother her in the least!) :-)

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  6. Tell Tessa not to fret about the hose — it adds muted background interest. In fact, I hadn't noticed it before you mentioned it. You could blur it a little if you want to minimize it even more..

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    1. I'll tell her, but I think she's only just now forgotten about it. ;-) I did actually blur it using PicMonkey - it really stood out before. It's good enough now, especially since I won't be entering it in any photo contests. :-)

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    2. picmonkey is my favorite free editing site. Tessa is just too sensitive. No one would notice the background with her gorgeous face lighting up the photo!

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    3. Tessa thanks you for the compliment, but tells you the garden hose was really always more my issue than hers. ;-)

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  7. What a gorgeous sky shot - and the colours match the dog beautifully.

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    1. Thanks! And I agree - they especially matched Josie's fur! I've always told her that her coloring looks like a sunset, but it bears a striking resemblance to our golden sunrises, too!

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  8. Beautiful sunrise,the dogs must have enjoyed themselves from their looks.

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    1. They pretty much always enjoy themselves. If only I could muster the same joyful enthusiasm over eating a meal, taking a walk, or going for a ride in the car that they do! :-)

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  9. The light is beautiful on your dogs. They seem to enjoy getting their picture taken so early in the morning. -- barbara

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    1. Thanks - I think they enjoy pretty much everything. They can even turn a trip to the vet into a belly-rub enterprise! LOL

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  10. I really liked the sky photo - a beautiful amber color - but my very favorite part of this post was the link back to the link to the crazy-dog plant!! I had either never seen that one or forgotten it and it really struck my funny bone. Both the photo and your story were very entertaining!! Josie does make a for a very fuzzy flower!

    Willow must have been having a bad fur day for her not to want to be in a photo! But I'm sure it won't be long before she accomotes us fans.

    It was a beautiful weekend in Harbor Springs (Boyne Highlands) and I had a great time scrapping. It was great to see green grass but there was still lots of snow on the mountain!!

    I stopped by our place and the "lake" in the road is now only 1' deep. So I finally feel like spring is here. Your golden sky photo seems like a celebration of that!!

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    1. I didn't realize you'd never seen that post or photo before, so I'm really glad you clicked on that link (I think you were the only person who did!) Isn't it a hoot? Almost makes me want to buy a whisky barrel planter for the patio to see if she'd do it again, but she probably wouldn't. Divas generally insist on being idiosyncratic and unpredictable. :-)

      I'm glad you enjoyed your holiday at Boing-Boing, though how you could stand to be inside scrapping during that nice weather is beyond me! I'd have to have taken all my implements and supplies out onto the lawn and done my scrapping al fresco. :-) That's always a beautiful sight, when the lowlands are green, the skies are blue, and the mountains are snow-covered. Our mountains looked surreal yesterday, like a glass-painted backdrop for a movie set! I didn't take any photos, as I knew it wouldn't translate. You had to be here to experience it in multi-dimensions! It was SUCH a gorgeous day! Wish they could all be like that.

      I didn't know about the lake in your road! Is it very sprawling? You'll need to get to your house by hover-craft! But at least spring is springing - won't be long now and your woods will be leafy!

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