Saturday, May 17, 2008

Painting and walking: a lovely day.

Started another painting today...well, got a lot done on it today...you don't need to say anything nice, it is not far enough along to look balanced yet...but I like the way it is headed....


Chuck and I went for a walk in the hills today, we are taking it a little slower these days, he needs his energy for killing protozoans or some such thing, and it is getting hot too....it is interesting, he tends to trot through the sunny spots and loiter through the shade...I stagger through the sunny bits and loiter in the shade. It does give me time to see critters like this one trundling by...he was quite big!

And this one too....we have had a bunch of rain here lately and the bugs are out more...


Do you know what those are? Artichokes!!!!


One of our rest stop was in a dry creek bed. Because it has rained so much lately the sand is all cool and loose. Chuck made himself right at home...digging holes, stuffing his head in them, rolling in the sand, shovelling it aside with his face. Flopping his overheated tum into the nice cool sand he had just dug up. He was a very happy dog.


Don't you think so?


10 comments:

traveler one said...

Love your painting and your beautiful dog!

Michele said...

What a sweet face.

dawn said...

Dogs are so funny when they roll around and act goofy. He is so cute.

Beth said...

I'm glad you posted some pictures of Chuck and that he's still feeling up for his walks. I was wondering how he was doing.
He has such a sweet face.

insane mama said...

Chuck is so pretty!
umm, so is the beetle. I love your blog and I will be adding you as one of my favorites.
p.s. my cousin is in Barcelona :)

Trish said...

So that's how artichokes grow!

And that Chuck - his playfulness looks contagious :)

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oreneta said...

Kim, thank you.

Michele, he's a sweet dog.

Dawn, it was so nice to see him roll around and be goofy again, he must be feeling better...

Beth, he seems to be improving in himself...but his analysis numbers from the blood work aren't improving much which is a little worrying...

Insane Mama, thanks for dropping by, I'll go check out your blog!

Trish, cool, eh! Who'da thunk it?

elPadawan said...

I hope you did roll in the sand with him and play with him! How could anyone resist a face like that :)

oreneta said...

elPadawan, I have to confess, I didn't roll in the sand with him, it is a dry river bed that the dogs really like....ick. He loved it though, and I threw pine cones for him, which he adores...and took his photo.