LIFE'S BETTER IN THE MOUNTAINS

Friday, May 29, 2009

Fridays are Golden

Golden Retrievers with their heavy double coats do not tolerate heat very well. Surprising then, that they just love the sun. All day long they will "follow the sun" from window to window.

Lucy asks, "Mom, don't tell me you didn't bring my sunglasses!"


The girls especially love to lie in the sun on our deck. Not only can they soak up the rays, they can watch the birds and other animals as well.

These are views of Lucy on the deck, taken by hanging over the deck railing.




This is her very favorite spot to lie, her head resting on the lower rail and her feet hanging over the side.
The girls haven't seen a lot of sun this week. We have had rain on and off all week. We hosted a dinner party on Memorial Day for some of our neighbors. All three couples walked to our house. Just when it was time to leave, the heavens opened and it poured! We waited for the downpour to slack off, but it continued. So my husband drove our guests from our dry garage to their doorsteps.
----------Our county is one of only 14 counties still rated D0, meaning "abnormally dry." The remaining 86 counties have no drought designation at all. It is so refreshing to see the trees truly green and the forest so bright. And it uplifts the heart to see the water flowing so freely in the rivers and streams.
----------May, so full of promises, is almost over and June will bust out next week. The birds are so busy tending to their nests and we already have some fledglings. It is a wonderful time of year.
Have a wonderful weekend doing whatever pleases you. Stay safe and do something nice for those less fortunate.

26 comments:

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

I really love those angled shots of Lucy's nose and feet peeking through the railing. Ourdog Gidget is black and when she soaks up the sun her fur gets hot to the touch but her old bones really love the passive heat.

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Came by to see the girls who are looking wonderful! My peeks don't tolerate sun or heat well and they will let you know when it hot and time to get under the AC! HA!
Have a great weekend!

Rudee said...

We've had rain all week too, but today, the sky is blue and the sun is out. I may take my spinning wheel out on the deck for a bit.

I love the nose shots. It's the simple things in life that make living worthwhile-like following the sunny spots as the sun changes positions.

TSannie said...

That is one adorable dog. And I love the way she observes the world around her.

A good weekend to you too.

jayedized said...

ahh.. she is just so cute on that deck..don't you love the way they claim their sun spot and strike poses. I think they know this is just another antic we cannot resist. I'm amazed at how hot Jolly's coat is when she purposefully finds the patch of sunshine at 2 p.m. ... in 90 + weather .. arg.

I saw on the news where your area is still suffering (in fact I think I remember it was the only area in NC that had not recovered yet.) Those extended months of a "severe drought conditions" was a first for us (we're OK now.) It was scary stuff for a while.

Wishing you nice soft rains... and continued sunny spots for those beautiful Golden Gals!

Rae said...

ooooH-aaaaH I am in love with your Goldens. These are the sweetest photos.

The Thundering Herd said...

Goldens are like Siberians - can't handle the heat but lay in the sun. Go figure. And because we live at 4500', we don't have AC.

Barb said...

Lucy is checking out the world from the comfort of her deck - just what I like to do!Have a great weekend.

Cicero Sings said...

Dry and windy here. D is back at work as of Thursday. Fire advisories are out!

Amazing what contortions dogs find comfortable. His little nibs is sleeping while I write. He had a long walk (at least for him), the longest ever ... up to get the mail.

KB said...

I could take almost exactly the same photo of my dog, R, hanging his chin on the deck railing. In his case, he's keeping surveillance on the evil ground squirrels. I bet that your beautiful girls are much more mellow when they hang their chins off the deck!

Bird Girl said...

How sweet to lay with your nose and feet hanging out! I so enjoy your Fridays are Golden posts! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, as well!

Sam said...

I'm glad the rains are back, even if it gave a less-than-ideal end to your party! I just love the look of all things green - that's one thing I don't like about living in the city.

Lucy looks so cute sticking her nose through the bars. It is so funny - they choose such odd places to love to sleep sometimes.

Have a wonderful weekend!

scienceguy288 said...

I hope the rain continues to come. Perhaps then we will be able to see those wonderful waterfalls again.

merrilymarylee said...

When I was little I used to do that and got my head stuck once. They had to remove one of the posts to get me out. Looks like your golden girl is smarter than my mother's was.

Such a cute photo!

GoldenSamantha said...

Love the shots of Lucy! She looks so happy to look out upon ????. What charming photos!
Hugs xo
Sammie

Kallen305 said...

Love the nose shots!!! Such laid back dogs with the sweetest faces.

PJ said...

It really is true! If my Nugget doesn't get her golden tan daily she just stays in sleeping all day. She does the same thing with her paws on the deck.. Goldens really know how to live. I've always said, if people lived like Goldens the world would be a better place! Our week of rain was much needed last week, too!

Ruth said...

What cute pictures! Our dog also likes to rest his chin on something like that. He has a black lab coat and when it gets hot, he rests on the basement floor.

Michele said...

Cute pics of Lucy! She understands the importance of getting her vitamin D... What a pretty Golden Retriever!

pat said...

awwww...nose through the fence is adorable

wncmountainliving said...

Good to see the girls out in the sun - it has been a rainy week for sure! Lots of water in all our creeks nearby! Happy weekend.

fishing guy said...

Carolyn: The girls do look hot. That look through the deck reminded me of my goat photo from Friday.

Cheryl said...

Gosh, do you know, you make my heart sing. I can feel your love of the mountains and forest so deeply.....I have always loved where I live and consider myself very fortunate but I have worked jolly hard to get here......

As always the golden girls delight and charm me....I love that nose peeping through the deck...so cute....

1000 Goldens said...

Ohhhhhhh! That is so sweet with her nose peering out :o)

George said...

Lucy certainly looks relaxed on the deck. You got some great pictures of her.

Shellmo said...

Those shots of Lucy's nose peeking out are so sweet!