Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Walking Pix

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie!  Every morning, while we're on our walk, Mom tries to get "good" shots of me and Cam along the way.  Here's one of us at about the one mile mark:

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Me and Cam

That was a pretty good one, if I do say so myself.  She tried again when we were about to head into the woods.  It would have been good ...

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... if someone wasn't sniffing something.

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"Good one, Cam!  Ha roo roo roo!"
"Oops.  Sorry, Mom."

Truth be told, usually I'm the one with my head down, trying to snarf something.  Umm... I mean sniffing something.  Whatever.

Let's head into the woods!

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"Bunnies!  And turkeys!  And deers!"
"Oh my!"

I would have used the old "Lions and tigers and bears" line, but I stuck to what we would have a good chance of seeing.  Unfortunately, bunnies, turkeys, and deer were out of the picture, too.  However, when we got to the Kansas Ocean ...

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"Ommmmmmm,..."
"Hello!"

... Mom and Dad got all excited because there were some little ducks and a couple Canada Geese in the ocean.  The ducks were too small and too far away for Mom to ID them, so she went back later with the camera.

Two of the ducks were Blue Winged Teals:

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Blue Winged Teal

And two were American Wigeons! Mom has never seen them before, so she's all kinds of excited!

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Male American Wigeon
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Female American Wigeon

It was a great morning - and a great walk! Thanks for coming with us!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

19 comments:

  1. ack - a headless Sibe :)

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  2. I am trying to tell our one-armed dad that he should walk those pugs and then they would not be all rowdy and run over me 100 times a day. Now that I am in charge that behavior will be ending.
    Wienie

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  3. We always luff coming along with you lovely ladies.

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  4. MOL MOL MOL I say give your mom a treat for taking photos while walking both of you. Mom walks Kasi, the next door neighbors dog, several days a week. She is a border collie and always snarffin'and sniffin'. Maybe she can try again soon.
    Kasi has been on a 2 wseek R&R due to a sore front leg. Yesterday was their first day out Kasi purely sang for joy when Mom walked in their house.
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  5. You mom gets the most clear, crisp photos! Of course she has great models!

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

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  6. Enjoying a lovely walk again!

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  7. What a pawsome walk, even if there were no bunnies, turkeys or deer. Those duckies are cool tho, right??
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  8. Bunnies and Turkeys and Deer OH MY.... INDEED.... and they each leave such DELIGHTFUL ... GOODIES ... fur you to SNUFFLE and SNIFFLE... RIGHT GIRRRRRLS?

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  9. That sure looks like a grreat walk! I think that pictures of you sniffing something ARE the good ones -- it shows you were alert and interested!

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  10. Oh I wants to see a duck called Wigeon! Are they Pigeons what like water?
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  11. maybe your Mom needs to walk backwards in front of you and get some front forward shots :)

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  12. Great walk! Love the birds and your weather looks wonderful-unlike ours, we are expecting rain and snow tonight-ugh.
    Hope you get to walk all week.
    Wags,
    Noreen and Hunter

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  13. That was a very nice walk indeed. We had a good one yesterday and today too, but it sure was windy today. Hope the weather guys are wrong about the severe stuff they are predicting for tomorrow:(

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

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  14. What a lovely area you have to walk in! I bet you see all kinds of pretty sights. Did you and Cam enjoy seeing the ducks too?

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  15. So pretty. Mom used to drive through Kansas from Indiana to Colorado to visit her daughter (now with days off needed to be with her Dad, she flies to save time). She loved that state and said if she hadn't met Dad she would have bought land there, built a little house and retired.

    I'm glad she married Dad though, he takes me for runs and gives me my food in the morning when Mom is still Mrs. Grumpypants.

    Abby Lab

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  16. pawsome! we love going on walks with you two :) great pics of the duckies. we're glad they stuck around so your mom could get the pictures :)

    pip, smidge,minnie, hollie, sharpie, ditto

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  17. You girls sure do have the most beautiful walking paths! The duckie pictures are so crystal clear and beautiful!

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  18. Great job by all. Mom has a hard time walking and snapping the phone camera. Bad things can happen.

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