Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leaping

I'm working on some ambitious projects, these ladies will turn around tomorrow after I crown them with stones and shine them up a bit more.


I'n the mean time, the weather has been just right for walking so we took out under the oaks.


This canyon burned a few years back leaving dead wood, sculpture behind and the birds take full advantage.
*dove


A big and beautiful lupine incrusted with ice jewels.


brawny doggie :)


The fist blooming broom.
*sweet broom, invasive member of the pea family, an exotic, it smells wonderful though.


early paintbrush with her feet in snow


dudlea, mosses, lichens on the walls


A pretty slotted canyon along a chatty creek


delphinium with rosy cheeks


I found a wind fallen yucca which made quite a lovely baton in which to lead my little marching band.

Happy leap day to some of you and March 1 to you speedy ones, xo Ro

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  1. Happy leap day to you...I love all of these pics but especially the last one, so adorable! xxx

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    1. Oh man Jean Jeannie it's been spectacular!! xoxoxo

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  2. oooh la la, pretty ladies, all the gals on the trail can't WAIT to meet you!!
    Happy frosty walks to you sweet Ro!
    xo

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  3. Happy day to you Deb, I bet your view is pretty, pretty today!

    xoxo

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  4. Miss Ro,
    Did you get a new camera? or have you just been using it differently? I have noticed a slow shift in your pictures lately. gorgeous.
    xo

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  5. Dearest SJ,

    You have a *sharp eye. I've been taking my *good camera. The pictures are more luscious if I haul it around. The mister has been taking the power shot :)

    xoxo

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  6. Look at you, fearless with your yucca baton, leading forth in the company of brave and unwavering canines under that canopy of green...happy leaping!!!!!

    (I'd follow along, too....)
    (Hello to sweet paintbrush, brawny Mart, glimmering lupine, the silver quintet)

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  7. Can't wait for your ladies to turn around and take a bow!!

    Wise little Pookie (with the best goatee, ever!).

    Happy leap day to you. Ours started with a couple more inches of snow on the ground...and glorious sunny blue skies! (Seasonal identity crisis going on, but keeps things interesting.)

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    1. I finally was able to finish them all, yay!!!

      Isn't that Pook something, he's super well behaved out walking, he loves it and only wants carrying when he's cold.

      It sounds beautiful Ash, I love variation in a day, we get too many blank skies.

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  8. I want to come on a walk with you someday, I LOVE these shots! Looks like things are thawing out and spring is trying to poke its head through...The last one is especially lovely, it looks so serene!

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  9. Well you should but make sure it's in the winter. Summer hiking hour is EARLY to beat the sun, not as bad as Palm Springs though.

    It's so green and pretty in that canyon and filled with squeaky woodpeckers.

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  10. I am SO IMPRESSED with those rings even before seeing the fronts!!!

    Who would not want to take that walk under the oaks :-) Renews the spirit. Yes, the photos are luscious!

    Is that brawny doggie so well behaved, he doesn't need a leash? xoxoxo

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    1. Well you and I would never refuse a walk beneath those oaks, Priscilla, it is luscious right now, renewed, indeed!!

      Mart is practically robotic, he's so well behaved.

      Banjo will chase squirrel, rabbit and deer and I can't break her, she is leashed most of the time.

      xoxoxo

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  11. Hi Rovin, Ro!

    Ambitious projects in deed! You find the best girlfriends for us all....with just the right amount of femininity, attitude, sass and beauty! Am looking forward to "meeting them" along with everyone else :o). Each one has something in common...they are attention-getters.

    Love picturing you trekking with snow around. We are in the midst of a 30-hr storm (with snow off and on)and a final amount of 8-10" projected.

    I'm assuming you drive to this canyon. How far away from your house is it? (BTW, last photo is especially *wonderful*.) :)

    xo

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    1. ROvin, I resemble that remark!!

      Awwww thanks, I like the sass part and you knew I would :)

      Oh gosh you're one tough chick with the snow building up, I bet your needles never cool down, burning though the yarn.

      Yes this canyon is higher up about a mile away. I have ridden my bike there, on up and over but the mountain road is skinny and I'm afraid of cars.

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  12. Wow! Those rings are gorgeous, can't wait to see the fronts of them.
    Beautiful pictures too! Your dog is a cutie :)

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    1. Thanks DJ I appreciate it so does "Marty" of Yorkshire!

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  13. ooooooOH those oaks...those saddles...the lupine, paintbrush & doggie...not to mention ALL THE COLORS!!!
    Stunning photos, Ro...
    ...Yucca High Majorette!

    PS: une petite Nests&Eggs notecard leapt into my hands today...bearing a coveted plume de Western Bluebird...its gentle beauty fills my heart. i love you.

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  14. Yucca High :) YHS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you Nancy you touch my heart deeply.

    I love you too!

    * You have a fine and growing collection!

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