Friday, March 8, 2013

Feathers


Two photos, taken on the same gorgeous evening stroll through the Alpilles.

I hope that they tickle your fancy as much as they did mine...


Speaking of feathers, in the "Light as a..." kind, because can you ever see this too many times?


I didn't think so.

More soon. But wishing you all a wonderful weekend ahead...

PS. Just wondering, is there interest in a separate blog for photo updates of Ben and Kipling?

43 comments:

  1. And clearly the first feather delights one of the dogs as well. Beautiful catch with the camera, Heather. Nature's creations are breathtaking.

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    1. P.S. Am I interested in photo updates on Ben and Kipling? Yes! But I also love seeing them integrated into this blog as part of your ongoing story. xo

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    2. I was just focusing on the feather when a muzzle popped into the frame! And am just trying to find a balance between sharing the dogs and not overwhelming the non-pupper people who read here too...
      But you are right, they are very much a part of our ongoing story.
      Bon Weekend!
      H

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  2. Yes, I love the simple, peaceful photos, and you're right - the "light as a feather" Fred Estaire cannot be enjoyed too much! (and methinks she has feathers on her dress as well!). I think the feathers and lightness are reminding me to be "light" today - to not get too bogged down by worries; to focus on the beauty and love all around me! Thank you, Sister! : )

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    1. Oooh! A metaphor for "drop the storyline"?!? Yippeee!

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  3. I am like Judith, I love having Ben and Kipling as part of this blog. . .because you allow us to peek into your life and loves in this blog and it seems to me that those two furry ones contribute so much to both your life and love it would be a shame to move the focus on them to some other place.

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    1. Thanks Jackie, have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. Also this post reminds me of a certain adorable little curly headed girl we used to call "Feather Fan"! : )

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  5. Ah, lovely, I could drift away. Yes! Yes! More photos of Ben and Kipling! :)

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  6. Have you heard U2's cover of 'Night and Day?' I really like it.

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    1. Ooh, have not. Will go to listen and then it is haiku time!!!

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  7. Heather, you're just going to love this story. One of my girlfriends, a complete animal nut, works in retail. A couple of weeks ago a customer came in, told Jeanne she was moving to Indonesia, had 2 dogs, a big one and a little one. She can take the little one easily, but because the black Lab has seizures at age 10, he couldn't stand the travel time. Undaunted, Jeanne told her she would love to see the dog, the lady should bring him over for a visit with their 3 cats (yuk) and their female black Lab & a Pekingese.
    The male dog did wonderfully with all the other animals, and Jeanne's husband fell in love with him. Bottom line...the dog moved in forever yesterday. We just never know where angels are going to be, do we?

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    1. Of course, you knew that would make me cry. Happy, happy tears. And no, dear Marsha, we sure don't.

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    1. Thank you, Laoch and a tip of the (top)hat for your visit!

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  9. Merci beaucoup for the wonderful gifts. First the kind words you left on my blog, and now... "Night and Day" PLUS Rogers & Astaire? Doesn't GET much better than that. I love that song, and I love the old movie musicals. So thank you. Now my heart is singing...

    Bon weekend.

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  10. It's always great to see your pups. They are adorable.

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  11. YES! to a dog-blog. especially along the lines of the "care and feeding" post that you did a while ago - with pix - that was ADORABLE.

    love the feathers.

    and watching fred n ginger made us daydream for an afternoon under the covers with a b&w movie or three and endless cups of tea (and maybe chocolate if one is Very Careful not to get it on the smooth sheets - always difficult). *sighs*

    *wavingtoFrance*!

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  12. Your blog is unique in photographs in the landscape and the dogs place in it as well. There are already many dog blogs.Don't go changin'

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  13. The first phot captures my heart How perfect. And Fred and Ginger and Cole? Well, we'll never, ever tire of them, will we?

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  14. How lovely... Just what's required to "sweep away" a long week's cobwebs.

    (Happy to see Ben & Kipling in any forum, they're so scrumptious. If they get their own blog, will you get them an FB page and better yet, a Twitter?)

    (*Big Dog Lovin' Grin...*)

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  15. As a fairly new blogger compared to most of the ones I read, I follow their blog because I like it. Maybe one day they write about their thoughts, and the next pictures of what they've seen that day, which is why I always enjoy your posts, please don't stray away with another blog, keep the stories & updates of your dogs antics as part of your blog. I feel they belong there, as they are part of your life.

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  16. I saw a programme with that feather dress in it- Fred hated it but I can't recall why! It moved beautifully though! Lovely photos and I also add my vote to keeping dog news integrated :-)

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  17. ALways happy to see the puppers.I don't think you need another blog for them..........but if you want I'll subscribe!

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  18. Thank you for visiting my blog today. I love your photos.

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  19. Hi Heather, I love your blog as it is with Ben & Kipling being featured as a natural part of your life story, as they are! Your blog is a mix of poetry in words and images, your musings, and your happiness with your puppers! That's who and what you are. That's what your blog is. I don't think you need to categorise parts of it separately. I enjoy the mix! Love the top photo. Made me smile!

    BTW, I know you all in France & the US are looking froward to spring, but oh my goodness, can't wait for a little cooler weather here soon. We've had a heatwave going on and on. Some cool nights so we can sleep, would be welcome! We all want what's around the corner, rather than what's ours now! Cheers, Deborah in Melbourne, Australia.

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  20. Fred Astair..Ginger Rogers..Ben and Kipling..never enuf!..We watch because we love them..heavenly dancing and heavenly doggies....combined with, yes, heavenly photographs....stay happy and continue to share whatever your heart desires.

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  21. Fred and Ginger, light as feathers on their feet. What a duo. And speaking of duo, yep if a separate blog will give us more viewing time of Ben and Kipling, I'm all for it. BTW the brown feather looks like a brown trout at the bottom of a river bed. The first picture of one of the dogs with the white feather...great camera angle.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Amelia

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  22. Heather - as a dog lover, having a separate blog for Ben and Kipling is like banishing them to another room. I'm all for family togetherness. Keep them here...:)

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  24. Heather, I love the dogs. I always hope to see at least one shot of them in your posts. I think most of us do. You have made them part of our lives as well as yours. So, keep including them, please! I think you should keep them part of this blog. Thanks for asking us, and thanks for the wonderful blog.
    Nina in Michigan

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  25. Wow, that first photograph is breathtaking.
    Thank you for your comment, this could be me talking " I have no idea what lies ahead. Nothing? Everything?" I do focus on the small stuff but still think there has to be more but I have no idea how to get to that.

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  26. I think keep the dogs in this blog, they are apart of you.
    I fell in love with a cocker spaniel last night, but what was funny was the way hubs did too, he was never keen on dogs and has always been quite insular, I wonder what it is that we are both needing just now.

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  27. As much as I could look at Ben, and Kipling pictures all day,
    I prefer they remain here because your blog has the feel of home. And that's where the pets belong.

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  28. I prefer the dogs remain here.

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  29. Heather.. I love this post. You know I am such a dog lover and the noses.. I adore their cold little (or big!) noses. My little Layla is always showing up in my blog posts. Dear Ginger (my old girl) is usually sleeping these days. When she feels like having her picture taken (I know how she feels!) I always include her.

    Light as a feather. Such a beautiful post and I love the dance!

    Have a great week ahead.

    xxleslie

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  30. I agree with a lot of the other readers, keep the pups here! They are a part of your life, a part of you that we all love reading about. Unless of course you were going to go fiction, think Milo and Otis where there would be dialogue between them, adventures to be had and cases to be solved, then maybe. : )


    I hope you had a lovely weekend! xo.

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  31. As my day became even more stressful, I had to come to this post one more time. The photo captioned, 'We don't need more...' has the most beckoning amber light. And the skillful way in which you wrote the piece makes me feel it...and need it. I think you know the life you have; kudos for making it happen for yourself. The rest of us can only dream (at least for now...).

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  32. I think my second picnic comment is here on the wrong post. You see, I swim around your site, drinking it all in. Oh, and about the dogs (since I'm back here)? They are a huge part of your life, and part of your life is this blog. Don't separate the two. I love the dogs. LOVE them.

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  33. Losing the boys from your blog will add a new meaning to the 'Lost' in 'Lost in Arles'! They are integral to your life and that,s what your blog is about to me. That said, I would follow a blog about them if you do create a new one!
    Maureen, Melbourne Australia

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