10.15.2012

Top notch dog walking conditions.

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I'm lucky to live in a neighborhood tucked under a canopy of old trees. Oak, ash, and black walnut, magnolia, sycamore. Under these trees, there are top notch dog walking conditions. You get the speckled golden light, filtered through orange and crimson leaves. You get the quiet sound of leaves falling, punctuated by the occasional kerplunk of a falling acorn. You get squirrels. When the wind blows through a deciduous treeline, you get the best sound in the world. We walk with a leash in one hand and a coffee in the other. If Kurt isn't drinking coffee, he uses his free hand to throw fallen hedge apples at stop signs.

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Here is a pie apple, a pine cone owl, a tiny dog muzzle poking out of a sleeping bag. 


8 comments:

  1. autumn is looking particularly wonderful in your neck of the woods

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    1. It sure is lovely. My favorite time of year!

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  2. Beautiful! Wish I had time for walking in a place like that :)

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    1. Girl, make some time before it gets too cold for walks! :)

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    2. It's never to cold for walks! We have six-seven months with snow every year where I live - then you'll just have to get used to it. It's actually quite nice :)
      (Even though I'd gladly changed a month or two for some daylight!)

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    3. You're right, snowy walks are nice too. My little Italian Greyhound would disagree, however. He has no undercoat and very little fur to keep him warm. Poor guy has to wear a jacket, but even then, he shivers.

      Where do you live, Canira?

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    4. Thats true. I saw a dog walking outside yesterday - he did not look very pleased and probably wished he had more fur.

      It's in northern Scandinavia - 70° north. Thats quite enough if one likes snow! It's a city called Tromsø. A nice place, but I'm only here as long as I'm a student. Really miss the swedish summer outside Gothenburg!

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