Monday, November 30, 2009

Contemplation

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To contemplate: To look at attentively and thoughtfully.

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To consider carefully and at length; meditate on or ponder.

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To have in mind as an intention or possibility.

You know, there are some things that are better to just look at in life rather than to try and take them on.

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One thing we don't need to think too much about is how much we enjoy our walks. It is good to do these things to clear the mind and rejuvinate the soul.

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And we do it best with a leaf stuck to our beards!

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These next few days are going to be quite busy around our house as our Maw is deep in thought about something. She keeps mumbling about getting things done and how thankful she is to have so many wonderful blogging friends. One thing us scotties do know is that she has been preparing for a little Christmas giveaway….so stay tuned. Till then…..happy trails to you…and to you….and you...and you.

addendum added 12-1-09: are some of you having problems with your comments not showing after you approve them? Not all of you have blog owner approval, but just to let you know, if you left a comment (Brenda and Jean) it is somewhere in cyber world. Just know that I read them and am sending you a ((hug)).

50 comments:

Kathy Sue said...

Those little dogs are so dern cute. How nice to have them both. Hope all is fine there. Love to you and yours,Kathy Long

Joanne Kennedy said...

What wonderful pictures! Your fur babies are all so cute!

Hugs,
Joanne

Sandy said...

What a cute and thoughtful post! Your scotties are adorable.

Teacup Lane (Sandy)

Debbs said...

I hear that leafy beards are THE next big thing in doggy fashion!!!
Thanks for the lovely piccies
Debbs in the UK

The Little Uke's Cukes! said...

Oh those beautiful fur babies ~ doubly blessed indeed Miss Becky!
L, NEBS & Angus

Kathi said...

What a lovely post. Your photos are gorgeous and that walk through the orchard is what all people should take (and dogs) each day. Enjoy your day today. Your dogs are as adorable as can be. Kathi

Snappy Di said...

I have lots of intentions in mind each and every day. I think my A.D.D. *giggling* gets in the way though.

Cute pups you have!

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal
Just Vignettes

Emma said...

the photo of you and your adorable scotties walking through what looks like an orchard is divine. walking is wonderful for the soul and gives you time to think, i am so gratful for them...much Love emma xx
PS bless little fiona all grown up and still totally gorgeous!

Stephanie said...

Very cute. My Abby did a post this morning to help de-stress the weeks ahead. :o)

sissie said...

Oh how sweet are your little diggity dogs! And, what a wonderful post from their perspective. Love it!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

I always love to see your beautiful Scotties on your blog - the first picture of Duhgall is striking and little Fiona is a young lady now!!

xo
Lynn

Thimbleanna said...

What a fun post! You Scotties are just too cute -- and handsome -- what a profile pic! Hope you didn't take that longhorn on -- ouch!

Carol said...

What a lovely place to walk with the company of those two cuties!

Mumzie said...

Awesome post! Our pupsters love walking too, especially in the almond orchard next door. I love the short hair cut on Dughgall's ears in the first picture. Our groomer has been leaving Connor's ears longer these days...I like the short clean cut myself. Hope you have a wonderful day. Hugs, Mumzie :)

Claudia said...

The photo of your doggies contemplating the cow, or is it steer,is priceless!

Jenns Three Graces said...

Simply beautiful - nothing like the soul of a dog or two to settle our spirits. Jennifer

Dawn said...

Good choice Mr. Dughall! That did not look like a happy California cow. Can't wait to see what mommy has in mind. Tell her to relax, it doesn't ALL have to get done.
Hugs,
Dawn

Julie said...

They are so sweet! I have been looking into getting another scottie but I have decided to wait tell spring!

Liz said...

I thought of you on Turkey Day.... The Dog show was on TV after the Macey's T-Day Parade.... A little black Scottie took Best In Show! :)

Can't wait to see your Christmas Decor! :)

~Liz

Holly said...

Rory & Fiona are happy to see your furkids...and it's so odd that the male and female in our house are the opposite colors..

Kudos to whoever it was who took those shots of you. They made me smile. And, I needed that today.

becky up the hill said...

Hey is that my calico bull? On the back rd to Knight's Ferry? Sweet pix my friend. Hugs.

marie said...

Your pups are so sweet. I love the photo of you walking them through the trees.
It's so nice of them to hint about your giveaway too!

I'm having a giveaway - a pretty cross stitch made by a woman in India. It's a Bible verse...take a peek if you think you might like it.

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

I'm laughing about the leaf. Blissfully unaware, they are. And why should they care? I love the photos of you on your walk. What gorgeous serene scenery you have to stroll in! I received the little red and green vintage potholders. All wrapped so sweetly. I have them here next to me still staring at them. Every time I see something Scottie-related at the antique mall, etc., I automatically think of you. Loved this post!
Brenda

Miss Jean said...

Miss Maggie is missing her big brother and little sister. She wants to know if she could go visit cows, too! A walk in the country would be just divine.

Don't work to hard, Maw!

blushing rose said...

The only problem I have is it isn't showing I am your follower.

Pop over & follow us at our new blogsite ~ blushingrosetoo.blogspot.com

Tomorrow we are having our final huge giveaways. Hope you will join us.

TTFN ~ Marydon

Helen said...

Love your blog - and your Scotties are so stinkin' cute! May I ask a question? Are you a doctor? I think I read that on your blog awhile back ~ and it makes absolutely no difference. Just my inquiring mind, is all.

Sinta Renee said...

Dughgall is so handsome isn't he? That looks like a wonderful place to take a walk!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hi Helen,

Noooo, I am not a doctor. I think you might remember me talking about doctoring my chairs I recovered/repainted. You are cute! I wouldn't mind being a MD though! ;)

hugs,
becky

Rosemary said...

Thank you Becky!
Love your dogs!!
So sweet!!
Rosemary

Sue said...

What gorgeous/handsome doggies out on their walk! They made me smile. Hope you are contemplating much beauty for Christmas. Looking forward to seeing what you are up to.
:-) Sue

KsMaryLou said...

Oh my Doogs looks so regal and wise in the first picture. Miss Fiona has turned into such a lovely young lady.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I need to get back to my walking...it is sooo cold here though...brrrrr...AND I have a lab that pulls. rofl. cherry

Kathleen Grace said...

Goodness, I hope Doogs isn't really contemplating anything to do with that bull! When Earl gets that far away look and I ask him what he is thinking he turns to me and says that when men are staring into space they aren't thinking about anything at all. lol, Looking forward to seeing what you will be giving away:>)

scottylover said...

OMG! You Scotties are so precious! Great pictures, too. Thanks so much for sharing them with us.

Sandy A in St. Louis

Elsie said...

Love your pics. Every time I see
anything with a scottie on it I
think of you. They should of been
named salt and pepper,too cute.And yes your right there are some things in life that need to be left alone especially when it has horns like that.:O)

Denise said...

So very very very cute..... If I did not have a beautiful Schnauzer I would go get me a Scottie.....

Have a wonderful December my friend full of cookies baking and and sounds of joyful music.......

the wild raspberry said...

great photos becky...that hubbie is doing wonders with his new camera!
chas

Lallee said...

Ha. Oliver and Baggins had walks last week by the cows too. There is a farm just across the street from Michael's house. I'm still editing photos. What wonderful photos--love handsome Dughall at the top. Of course they can't go anywhere without bringing back some plant life stuck on their velcro bodies ;-) Contemplation and walks make a perfect couple. See you soon!
Love you bunches,
Lallee

Pondside said...

Lovely shots of contemplation!
I hope your preparations go smoothly - I look forward to seeing photos of the decked rooms.

Sharon S said...

Your blog is beautiful. I can see a raod trip the next tiem I visit my daughter in CA. Thanks to PKM I found you!

Jean said...

Becky, I cannot get over how much Miss Fiona has grown. They are both so adorable. My Maggie says kisses to them both from her. You have a wonderful Wednesday.
Love, Jean in Virginia

Into Vintage said...

What a darling duo! I have to say, Mr. D is looking quite dashing in his silhouette portrait. -amy

Amy said...

Those orchards look like a wonderful place to walk with your scotties. The pictures are really lovely Becky.

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Becky, I love your pictures! Your walk looked like it was so nice and crisp out and the doggies had fun! They are soooo cute! Nothing like taking in a breath of fresh air!

Love,
Maryjane
xox

Mom Wald said...

What a very brave and very smart doggie to contemplate the beautiful bull instead of running around and yapping like a lunatic.

Thank you for taking the time to fully train your poochies. Now they will be able to live long and full lives. (Instead of being stampeded.)

Rue said...

Hi Becky :)

Your babies are so cute and have such great advice ;)

I'm glad you had a nice Thanksgiving. I was thinking of you.

love you,
rue

Lisa said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful children, so precious!

kelly said...

Such gorgeous pics of your little dogs. I do love seeing them! I too am having some problems with the comments. I "published" 2 that never showed up?!

Susie Q said...

Well Mr. Dughall..ou and sweet Fiona are certainly looking just lovely and and happy on your contempletive walkie.
Tell Mama that we all love her and then give her a kiss from me okay?
Love,
Sue

PattieJ said...

Looks like a nice peaceful place to go for a walk with the pooches!