Five Shots: Bear and Our Adventures

I’ve been away from WP hard at work and apologize for missing your posts. It will be another month before I can get back to blogging regularly. Here are some shots featuring Bear, our beloved dog. He’s over nine now and a German Shepard has a tendency to get hip dysplasia. We have been on so many hikes and camping adventures — to see him struggle to stand up or jump up in the back of the truck reminds me that time flies and all things change. Which one do you like best?ย 

1. Bear in a meadow
2. Tuzigoot Ruins
3. Monsoon Clouds
4. Bear on a bluff
5. Tree on a Red Rock
6. Three Aspens
7. Two puffs
8. Sitting pretty
9. Sunset over the Verde Valley
10. Sycamore Canyon
11. Late Summer Sunflowers
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12. Up on the Plateau
13. Fall Clouds in Colorado
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14. Bear where he is happiest.

43 thoughts on “Five Shots: Bear and Our Adventures

  1. All of them are beautiful Cindy. Bear is a handsome boy. 1. Bear where he is happiest 2. Tree on Red Rock 3. Two Puffs

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    1. Hi Pam. Thanks for voting. Hope you are well.

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  2. You make it so difficult to choose. They are all great. I suppose 5 would be the one that really catches my eye. Which one did you like?

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  3. Hi, Ian, thanks for your vote! Ha! You are the only one who’s asked me that. Hmm. Well, I guess I like the sunset over the Verde Valley because of the pinks and the photo was balanced. Hope you are well!

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  4. I liked them all, especially seeing more of Bear. The clouds were unusual, and interesting to see, but the outdoors in Arizona is so different from Norfolk, I always enjoy the scenery in your shots.
    I had a German Shepherd. We got him in 1976, when I was running a shop with my Mum. He was a bit bigger than Bear, with longer fur, and called Skipper. When I got married, he stayed with my Mum, and moved houses with her over the years. He lived until he was 14, when his hips finally gave out, and he could no longer walk.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Welcome, Pete. I hope Bear makes it to that age provided he is not in pain. Shots with him in it are usually better. He certainly is the most photogenic one in our group.

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      1. I beg to differ on your photogenic qualities, naturally. ๐Ÿ™‚
        I think our old dog should have been laid to rest a year earlier. But my Mum was too upset to let him go, and only gave in when he actually couldn’t stand up that day. He was too big to get him down to the car, and we had to pay the Vet double to come to her flat. Such a sad day, and never forgotten.

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        1. It will be a sad day. Not today. I took him out to the wilderness so he could investigate freely. Made me feel better.

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  5. All are fab Cindy, and Bear is a handsome chap. I’m off to google Tuzigoot ruins, what a name! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. It’s fun to say. So cool they are within walking distance.

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  6. You do ask the tough questions, don’t you!!? It’s a hard decision, but I’ll pick Bear on a Rock.

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    1. Hi GP! It was a brilliant morning. I think Bear was squinting, too.

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    1. Welcome, Derrick. It was our first trip to the Colorado Rockies. I felt like I was in the Alps. The glows at the beginning and end of the day are breathtaking.

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  7. They are all lovely pictures Cindy, think I like the Tree on a Red Rock best, it kind of captures the wild space an solitude all in one. I’ve not had as much time to blog recently either, so know what you mean, been busy and off enjoying the summer ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Hi Paul, yes, blogging is time consuming. I hope you are well and happy and look forward to your future posts. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Thank you I’m very well Cindy. Been enjoying a lovely summer here in UK this year, we’ve had so much nice weather, so been making the most of it all. I’ve been doing other things and projects as well, so not had as much free time to blog, but will get back into it more eventually. Sometimes a more relaxed approach gives you a better perspective on things. Best wishes, looks like you’ve had a good summer as well.

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  8. Another fabulous selection Cindy, you make me wish I was there.

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    1. Hi Paul, thanks very much. It’s funny; I frequently wish I were in England. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  9. Some beautiful images and one handsome dog! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. What a handsome dog!

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      1. ๐Ÿ™‚
        Give him a hug and a pat from me, please!

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  11. Sorry about your pup Cindy. They are family.
    Grad you’re still here!! I was wondering what was going on. Life intervenes.
    Sensational Images BTW. So beautiful down there. Those skys ,,, those sunsets!!

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  12. Great post ๐Ÿ™‚ I love every single picture that is on display here ๐Ÿ™‚ Bear (the German Shepherd) is so cute ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyway, keep up the great work as always ๐Ÿ™‚

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  13. Tuzigoot Ruins

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  14. All the pictures with Bear in are gorgeous. I also love the sunset one!

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      1. We don’t. Mr O really wants a dog but our house is rented. I think our current landlord would allow a dog but if we have to move we might struggle to find somewhere.

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        1. Let me say, a dog is much like having a child. It is a constant responsibility. If the dog is charming, there is a lot of joy to be had.

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous, Cindy!

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  16. I need to totally elaborate some more on these wonderful pictures ๐Ÿ™‚ The Monsoon Clouds, Verde Valley Sunset and Colorado Fall Clouds are just beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚ Speaking of number 11, I have some Summer Sunflowers in my yard. As for Bear (the German Shepherd), he seems to be enjoying himself all the way through ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyway, keep up the great work as always ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you, John. I appreciate the comment. Living in AZ wows me all the time.

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  17. Beautiful photos. I love dogs and the German Shepherd is my favourite breed, with the Border Collie coming second. So, all photos with Bear in them I like the best, but your nature shots are also gorgeous, and if I have to really choose, two puffs will be my favourite, there is something evanescent/poetical in it.

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    1. I am happy that you saw the magic in the two puffs. It was a crystal clear morning. The day was that blue and only the pair in front of me. Like a couple of spirits dropped down to say hi.
      I was going through the gallery of pictures and it occurred to me how frequent he has participated in our travels.
      Yay to Border Collies! I guess you and I like the smart breeds…..

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  18. Aww, he’s adorable. All your pictures are nice, but having a soft corner for dogs, I love the 5 featuring Bear!! 1, 4, 8, 10 & 14!!

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  19. Favorites: the ones with the “Bear” … ๐Ÿ™‚

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  20. I see you are an accomplished photographer Cindy; very nice images. I was thinking of you recently when I reviewed Foxtrot, a film you may have seen. If not, then its one I think you’ll like. Regards, Richard

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  21. What a delightful set of pictures! I love the magnificent clouds in #3, and that pretty boy in #14.

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