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Sunday Stroll–Walk in the Woods… August 17, 2008

Filed under: Reflections,Summer,Sunday Stroll — everydaywomanusa @ 10:53 am
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Today, I decided to take advantage of this sunny Sunday (for a change!) and take a walk in the woods.  There is a lot of evidence of all the rains we’ve had, including the green lushness and loads of mud puddles!  My local companions, Duke & Eddie, joined me on the excursion around the farm.

Duke, our Golden, takes a dip in the pond on the way to the woods.

Duke, our Golden, takes a dip in the pond on the way to the woods.

 

OK, make that TWO dips!!!

OK, make that TWO dips!!!

A view of the pond from inside our covered bridge . . .

A view of the pond from inside our covered bridge . . .

Our "older" Old English Sheepdog, Eddie, makes it as far as the cornfield and decides he's had enough exercise.  He heads back home to wait for us in the shade of the Maple trees.

Our "older" Old English Sheepdog, Eddie, makes it as far as the cornfield and decides he's had enough exercise. He heads back home to wait for us in the shade of the Maple trees.

 Duke's ready to go home and join Eddie in the shade . . .

Duke seems to say, “C’mon, Mom 2!” (That’s what he calls me; it’s a long story!)

On the trail into the woods . . .

On the trail into the woods . . .

There is a lot of evidence of the recent rains in the huge mud puddles, which Duke enthusiastically enjoys!
A view of the river that cuts through our farm . . .

A view of the river that cuts through our farm . . .

Of course, Duke takes a dip in the river, too!

Of course, Duke takes a dip in the river, too!

Evidence of damage to a tree from previous storms . . .

Evidence of damage to a tree from previous storms . . .

 

Duke’s ready to go home and join Eddie in the shade . . . after he shakes on me!!!

To see who else is strolling this Sunday visit “Sunday Stroll” at the Quiet Country House.

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5 Responses to “Sunday Stroll–Walk in the Woods…”

  1. linda Says:

    hi ruth….it looks so cool under those trees, with toes in the river! I really enjoyed strolling with you!

  2. Aisling Says:

    That was refreshing! It’s hot here today and we’re a little behind in rain, so I enjoyed both the shade and the rain-quenched earth through your stroll today. Thank you!

  3. Linda and Aisling~you’re both so kind! Again, I wish I could send some this wetness your way!

  4. Nan Says:

    I love the dogs, and their names! Aren’t you so, so lucky to have both a pond and a river! Does this mean you get migrating geese and ducks? Do the dogs go crazy trying to catch them? My dogs have a little stream which they plunk down in, but how they would love some deep water. :<)

  5. Nan, it’s actually quite funny how our dogs came to these names. Our daughter named Duke after a favorite workhorse that has passed on and originally, Eddie’s name was “Chester.” We loved that name, but the problem was it was also my husband’s deceased grandfather’s name and it seemed irreverant. So, one of of nephews started calling him Eddie and it stuck because it fit him, I guess! They do love to swim and we have the occasional ducks and geese that Duke, especially, loves to chase. It’s even funnier when he’s chasing them as they’re flying in the air!


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