These photographs were taken by my husband. The girls respond much less to the camera when he is taking the pictures.
Ellie waits to see if we are coming down to play and to find out if it's all right for her to run. Lucy stands eagerly in the background as if to say, "Hurry Up!!!"
Our little coquette!
Ellie is certain something has been here. Who knows? It might still be hiding here?
The purpose of this photograph is not so much to show Ellie sniffing on the trail. It is to give some perspective on the size of this tree, the largest one on our property.
Of course there is only ONE stick in the entire woods! Both of them must have it.
Ellie is the victor and lies down to chew on her treasure.
Lucy finds another stick and joins in the chewing.
Sometimes the dogs will just stop to catch scents on the breeze. I often wonder what they are thinking.
"Oh my gosh! I just love being out here!!!"
My husband has spent quite a few hours clearing the brush from our creek to make it more attractive and accessible.
We have had an unbelievable week. From highs in the 60s to highs in the 30s. From calm skies to high gusting winds. From heavy rains to sunshine to a bit of snow. The old saying must be true. "If you don't like the weather in the mountains, stay around a few hours. It will change."
And so friends, the weekend is again upon us. Please take some quality time for yourself to do the things you enjoy. And have a safe and happy weekend.