Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Down the Road with Smooch ~ September 2010

Every day, almost without fail, Smooch and I go for a walk. It's a toss-up as to who enjoys it more. For Smooch, it's an opportunity to sniff out what's happened around the fenceline in the past 24 hours; for me, it's an excuse to step away from the keyboard during, or after, a crazy day.

I usually don't take my camera but have decided that once a month it will be worth the extra weight around my neck to record our walk for posterity. Assuming I follow this regimen every month, and assuming I remember to blog about it, and assuming I still have a blog, it will be fun to look back on the chronicle of Smooch-walks through the ages when I'm old and gray older and grayer.




Post processing: 1. PW's Old West action at 65%; 2. MCP's High Definition Sharpening action


Date: September 6, 2010
Route: East to county road and back
Distance: 2.5 miles
Time: 5ish - 6ish pm
Temperature: 81 degrees
Humidity: 35%
Wind: yes
On the iPod: "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me" from Sept. 4
Attire: Sneakers, shorts, long-sleeved shirt, baseball cap
Observations: Pasture grass high and dry; tumbleweeds taking over the road; neighbor's cows still rude.


Post processing: Photoshop had nothing to do with this

23 comments:

  1. Now that was really interesting and it definitely looks like Smooch was enjoying herself.

    What a hoot the last picture is ... so glad I had just finished my coffee moments before I viewed that picture!

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  2. Yeah, you are pretty funny and the cow is rude.

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  3. The last photo made me giggle - and boy did I need that! Smooch is very handsome!

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  4. I could slide back and forth over that cow photo for hours of enjoyment.

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  5. HAAAAA!!!!!! (Ditto what Cheryl said....)

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  6. Love the rude cow!!! But, truly, what a beautiful place for a walk.

    Nancy in Iowa

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  7. Don't you just hate when cows are rude? Love the header photo!

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  8. Nancy in NC9/8/10, 6:48 AM

    Your photoshop skills are amazing! I can't believe you had the nerve to say anything about maybe NOT having a blog in the future! That would be a sad, sad day Carson.

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  9. 81* + 35% humidity can mean it's a tad bit sticky.

    I love "Wait, Wait".

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  10. Nothing makes a walk or a hike better than sharing it with a dog.

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  11. I really enjoyed your post. Loved reading about temp, wind (is it always windy there?) and what you were listening to. One of my favorites!
    Rude cow is hysterical!

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  12. Ah, these will be a wonderful collection.

    And you have another pic for your tongue coffee table book!

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  13. Date: September 7, 2010
    Route: Home to Place of Work
    Distance: approx. 25 km.
    Time: 9:10 a.m.
    Temperature: 14 degrees Celcius
    Humidity: Oh, yea!
    Wind: Yes
    No music - Just voices in my head.
    Attire: No iron shirt, dress slacks & umbrella.
    Observations: Looks like autumn arrived while I was away, the workmen have arrived and I am not even remotely interested in going back to work.

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  14. What a great idea! Smooch looks exceptionally beautiful in the first shot.

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  15. tongue in, tongue out...tongue in, tongue out...tongue in, tongue out...

    Hee hee, wheeee!!!

    (Love Wait, Wait; not surprised to learn you're a fan.)

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  16. Great idea. It's interesting what might be ho-hum everyday-ish to us...other folks love to read about. Never a dull idea out there, just opportunities to record it sometime go down the tubes!

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  17. I slid back and forth a time or two myself! :)
    Logging your walks is such an incredible idea!

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  18. Great idea! Is Smooch the kind of dog you can let run loose while you walk? Or is she like mine, he wouldn't come back no matter how much I begged him to.

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  19. I enjoy walks like that and my dog loves it. Dogs make a walk better.

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  20. Sphinx, Smooch is on a leash at all times once we go out the gate. There's no way I can keep her from chasing jackrabbits. And cows. And antelope. And snakes. She's a very good walker, though, and stays by my side except for the occasional arm-out-of-the-socket pull when she sees something chaseworthy.

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  21. She is so beautiful. I love Smooch.

    I always walk my dog on a leash. He's a terrier (terror) and a butterfly is enough to send him off and away forever. Also his looks scare some people and I think it's best for his breed to always be on leash. Even though he's a people lover and at worse might sit on someone's feet to hold them captive and get some petting.

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  22. Oh My GOODNESS!!! The last photo was an absolute hoot!! I'm pretty sure I could have worn out the mouse by rolling over it a few thousand times!! I love to go walking with my mini Border Collie; she loves to explore and pretends to be quite "ferocious", all the while hiding behind momma while barking?? Love the photos!!

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  23. Neat idea, especially with the details recorded.

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