Colorado’s spring snow storms can come late, hit hard, and create memories of legendary proportions.  May 18 was such a storm.  What had been a bright sunny 75 degree day, morphed into 30 degrees and 18 inches of the heavy-wet-branch-breaking wet stuff.  Awesome for the kids who aren’t ready to give up sledding for the summer.  Not so awesome for the lilac bushes just about ready to bloom!

Please click here to follow me to Krista’s One for the month of May.  With school almost over for the summer, hopefully we’ll find Krista with her feet up, reading a stack of novels with a bottle of wine nearby, and snuggling her golden retriever.

This is an iPhone photo taken during my daily walk with the dogs.  The before image is rather blah, but I was envisioning something like the after image when I took the photo.  Few things thrill me more than making something out of the proverbial nothing.

Let’s pretend the dog in the photo is Waldo, who is off-leash staring at the gaggle of geese flying above and surveying his vast kingdom below.  In reality, Waldo is leashed and walking next to me while we navigate around prickly cacti and prairie dog holes, all the while watching out for rattlesnakes and coyotes!

Jessica has a very special surprise to share with us!  Click here to see what life changing event happened to her family last week.

 

What do you get when you mix dogs + water + a contest to see how far you can jump?  A diving dog competition, of course!!!

I give this labrador retriever a 10 for form and concentration.  The landing is another story, but extra points should be given for never taking your eye off the toy!

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This cattle dog(?) was The Boss!  Just look at that determination!  That drive!  The ‘I don’t care if the water is a chilly 58deg because it’s all about grabbing that toy before it hits the water’ attitude.

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There were even little dogs taking part in the wet festivities!  This little guy needed a little encouragement from his human before taking the plunge.  The second his diminutive body hit the water, the audience was on their feet cheering him on.

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Last but not least, we have a golden retriever.  The token party animal who would rather not retrieve his toy if it means jumping in the chilly water.  He even made sure to voice his displeasure at what was expected of him!

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Please click here to discover what my talented and funny friend Jessica has in store for us this month!

 

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Super moons have become so common place, that their importance has taken a back seat to more important activities…like staying home and eating dinner in front of the TV.  However, this month I made an exception.  The super moon on November 13 held the distinction of being the biggest, brightest, and closest to earth than all the full moons since 1948.   And it won’t happen again until November 2034.  Getting this shot was certainly worth climbing over fences, gingerly avoiding rocky hazards along a lake shore, and listening to coyote packs howl.  Thank you J for schlepping my camera and tripod to make the trek easier and safer for your mom.

Please follow me to Chicago to see what Jessica has prepared for our viewing pleasure.  Something with mouse ears perhaps?

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Peanut Butter.  A magical potion used in minute quantities to transform a wiggly, biting, playful 13 week old puppy into a puppy with rapt attention, and a willingness to do just about anything for another bite of the creamy goodness.

Please follow me around the circle to see what eye candy Kim has ready for us this month.