Thursday, August 4, 2011

A Hike Along The Vermilon River. A Post to SWF

The skies on this hike were a deep blue and the clouds were stratus. Certainly not promising rain. But last night, nature came through with a gentle rain that lasted well into the mourning. You could almost hear the earth suck it up. The rest of the photos are various river scenes, but from different angles than I have posted before.
Clear Skies


Showing more clouds

Sky and River to the North.

River To the South.

Rock Face
I have shown this rock face before,but not from this angle. The raspberries were really sweet although I think something had beaten me to most of them. I had mentioned in an earlier post the existence of a domestic rose bush on the forest trail. I only got one photo of the flowers this year, and even then it's a little past its prime. The bush is huge and seems to have adapted to its environement. I included the waxwings who are around because of the numerous pin cherry bushes.

Dandelion Family

Wild Raspberries.

Wild Rose.

Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing

Chipmunk.

The dogs are a different story. They belong to a woman named Gloria who rescues them and either finds them homes or keeps them. She also catches the local bus and tours the upper town with dog biscuits to visit the chained dogs, and if they look improperly cared for, she starts the rescue. Quite a few locals who qualify according to Gloria's rules have her dogs. The black guy who is both a ham and extremely friendly is I think hers now permanently, while the retreiver is new. They've just been in the river cooling off. A post to SWF @ http://skyley.blogspot.com/


Retreiver

Loves having his picture taken.

Pretty Isn't she?

29 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful area. Your berries are ahead of ours. I just checked the raspberry patch and the berries are still green. We've had so much rain here that the earth can't absorb anymore! The grass sure likes it, though. Kudos to Gloria for taking care of the dogs like she does.

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  2. Beautiful cloud pictures. I love that chipmunk. I miss them. We don't have them here in central Florida.

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  3. hi cute pups!

    LOVE that chippy!

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  4. Wonderful post from your place!

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  5. Great collection of photos, happy dogs, cute chipmunks and fresh berries, all the makings of a great day out

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  6. Wonderful selection of shots Gary!
    I really enjoyed the third shot. The vast expanse of land and sky and the colors is breathtaking.

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  7. I always enjoy your hikes!

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  8. My husband really wants a retriever, but we already have 2 cats that we have to consider when getting a dog. I think we'll end up getting something smaller than a retriever. But you should see how my husband's face lights up when he sees a retriever.

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  9. The terrain looks so much like Norway - those large, smooth, rounded rocks especially. Love those doggies!

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  10. Beautiful place, very scenic.

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  11. Great scenery - and delicious raspberries!

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  12. Hi there - fruit just of the vine / branch / plant is such a treat. If I had them on my doorstep I dont think I'd ever be indoors!

    Cheers

    Stewart M - Australia

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  13. Gorgeous skies Gary, and a few cute critters too!

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  14. A nice hike. It's all beautiful.

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  15. one of the best parts of my week is viewing your beautiful landscapes. how are you and Boom doing this week? our humidity has returned - we just get a short respite and then BAM, right back at us again. thanks for letting me tag along on your hike, I love it. and I'm happy that the doggies are rescued by such a kind-hearted person. have a fun weekend Gary. stay cool!

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  16. Please pass on my best wishes to Gloria.
    A lovely read Gary (great images) it's nice to hear about people who care.

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  17. Ohhh i haven't visited your blog in to long!
    Love the pictures!
    Leontien

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  18. Nice walk! and thanks for making my day with the rescue dogs.
    BTW I finally saw a cedar waxwing last week with its unmistakeable whirring call.

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  19. Gorgeous!

    Cardinal is my critter for this week, please come and see and have a have a good weekend.

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  20. I almost felt as though I was strolling along the river beside you.

    The dogs in your area are lucky to have a Gloria looking out for them.

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  21. Wonderful shots Gary. You make me want to be there in the wilderness.

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  22. Wonderful series of photos! Love the doggies and the Cedar Waxwings. The sceneyr shots are pretty too.

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  23. Beautiful shots; may all the dogs find a loving home!

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  24. Wild raspberries tastes so good! I really like the cedar waxvings, they are beautiful and the chipmunk is so sweet!

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  25. You live in a beautiful area and I enjoy your scenic photos as well as those of the birds and flowers. We see Cedar Waxwings here at times and I have a lot of video of them, but no good stills.

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