Wednesday, July 17, 2013

A Little Bit of This & That




Samson Says: Thank you all for leaving such nice comments about my clean and fluffy fur and about how very handsome you all think I am. I could be blushing underneath all this fur!

I Say: Thank you to Carol Kilgore, a writer I met on this year's A to Z Challenge. Carol, not realizing I don't accept them, gave me an award that meant a lot to me. I always feel honored when someone lets me know they appreciate what I'm doing here, it was just that all the work involved in accepting awards got to be a bit much for me a few years ago. You can check out Carol's blog Under the Tiki Hut, here. 


I Also Say: I can't tell you how happy I am that so many of you went over to feral woman's blog to read her posts about surviving last year's Montana fires. I just love her, she is an amazing woman. 


Samson Says: I found my place where I can oversee my domain and keep an eye on all you critters out there. 


It's so dry and boring looking around here that you can only get half-way decent looking pictures at sunrise and sunset. The weather has been pretty much unbearable, but I won't complain since it is just as bad everywhere else. At least we have very cold nights now ~ around 40 F when I wake up. In the evenings it's around 98 - 100 F!  So a bit crazy, but I love the cool desert mountain nights. 


I saw two doctor's yesterday, one was for my pre-op for the procedure I will have on August 2nd, the other was my gut doctor. All went well and between visits I had a couple of hours to spend. What did I do? Drove around looking for barns! I found a few and some gorgeous horses, Budweiser commercial material kind of horses. Why I don't remember what they are called, I don't know. Anyway, pictures will be posted later.


Tomorrow, I go to the Diabetes Support Group meeting where Eve will share what she learned when she attended the annual meeting that covers the latest diabetes research and scientific discoveries. Always one of the most informative and interesting meetings. I hope to write a post about it as there usually is lots of good information to share.


I'm very happy to report that Soldier, my old dog, who has some issues, is doing very well lately. He stays outside most of the day, I just bring him in during the hottest hours. There is a tennis ball out there that he has started to play with. He picks it up, drops it, lets it bounce, and picks it up and starts all over again. Both dogs and I are working on getting back in shape since we were sick. But I have to say one thing, when you get in your 70s and you, for one reason or another, stop exercising, you better get with it as soon as you can. I find that I much rather linger in bed, reading a book than getting up and out. But I do get up, I have to. That's one of the many good things about living with dogs. 


Talking about books, I just finished reading The Shadow Catcher, a book about photography in the early days, about Native Americans, about the desert, about family, and even about using words and pictures together, something I have become addicted to in this blog. It got four stars on amazon, I would give it five. 








27 comments:

  1. clydesdales is what you were thinking of.

    just love to see soldier up and about and feeling good. and samson on the picnic table is so cute!!!

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  2. I noticed that Soldier looked better. Good. I'll bet the air is dry there, it's so humid here.

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  3. thanks to tex for the horses names because i knew what you were talking about and drew a blank to. i love that first shot of Soldiers back, the fur looks like i could stroke it on my screen and the shadow shot with him is awesome... i would love to have 40 at night after our days of 90 but that will not happen.. glad Samson felt like getting up on the table...

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  4. Hej! Vilka fina bilder, kul att få se lite av dina omgivningar. Här är det varmt med , det var +27 grader idag o imogon lite till. Jag jobbar ännu men tänkte ta lite ledigt imorgon em som idag. För varmt o jobba, kram!

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  5. thank you tex, that's the name I was thinking of and couldn't remember even though my husband told me last night.....

    Of all the dogs that have shared my life, I must say that Soldier is the toughest and most courageous. He is an inspiration to me to get up and get going with my day.

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  6. Hi Inger,Happy to hear Soldier is doing better .
    That picture of the shadows and soldier is a great photo !!

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  7. ... that's another thing about the Desert I love - the cool nights, even in Summer ...

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  8. Happy Soldier is doing well and your nights are cool. I do hope you are feeling better the heat does take a toll. Hug B

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  9. Glad you and your dogs are recuperating. And thank you for the shout out. I love your blog and enjoy visiting.

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  10. Soldier looks wonderful Inger!!!...:)JP

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  11. I like Samson's spot on the table. I've seen Clydesdales in several parades. They're so big it's overwhelming.

    Love,
    Janie

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  12. I do hope you are finally getting you health on the right track.
    Loved Samson's spraddle legged look on the table and good to know Soldier is doing so well.

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  13. Hi Inger. First thing....if I lived out there I think I would consider sleeping during the day and stay up all night long!! But I bet you do sleep well in that cooler temperature.
    The dogs look great and good to see that they entertain themselves.
    Looking forward to the barn shots.

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  14. The air looks clear, that's a good thing. Glad the dogs are in good shape and good luck with any medical procedures for you.

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  15. The landscapes in your photos really appeal to me. Don't give up your camera! Best wishes for your good health and your furry friends'. I'd better get a dog -- I need something to get me up off my behind. Sigh.

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  16. love your photos....hope all goes well for you...

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  17. You may think your pictures are boring, but we love them! Hope all goes well for you during your surgery!

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  18. That sounds like a great book.

    I'm so glad Soldier is doing better.

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  19. Samson looks like that table was put there just for him. Wish my temps would get down below 70 at night, some nights it didn't go below 80. I was looking thru some of my photos for last 2 years, I didn't have any green grass to speak of until Jan/Feb ......... going to be a long dry spell for sure.

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  20. I was thinking that Soldier looked great. Kudos to mommy and daddy!

    And of course, love any words from Samson. xo

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  21. Take care! I am thinking of you and your health. :)

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  22. Glad that you and Soldier are doing well. sandie

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  23. So glad you and Soldier are doing better. And I hope your procedure in August will go smoothly.

    Love Samson's perch up on the table, he's clearly the king up there.

    Take care!

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  24. I love the shadow you caught in the picture. That is very cool! Glad to hear your newsy update and that Soldier is doing well. It sounds like he must be feeling great if he wants to play with a ball.

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  25. That book looks interesting.

    Nice set of shots.

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  26. I do hope your procedure goes well, Inger. Your photos are always so enjoyable, and it's good to see that Soldier and Samson are both doing well. :-) I'm really glad to have a good book suggestion. It's always enjoyable to me to see what others are reading. :-)

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Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger

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