7/15/19

You've Got the Look

The look that says...
"You DO have the special cookies, right Mama??"






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7/12/19

Nature Friday along the Pacific Coast Highway(Part II)

Arty here today with more coastal views from the Pacific Coast Highway(aka the PCH)!




After a beautiful morning ride through Big Sur and along the twisty turny roads leading south along the Pacific ocean, Mama and I pulled off for a bit of lunch!



Mmmmm...chheeeesssseeee
Have I mentioned how much I enjoy Road Trip snackies?



But I digress....
Mama and I chose a spot with pretty views of both the hills and the ocean!



...and just look at all the beautimous flowers!



We saw this group of Thistle-y flowers mixed in with pretty yellow wildflowers against the ocean backdrop, so much pretty color!



Electric pink and neon yellow made these Ice Plant flowers hard to miss along the landscape.



 Patches of orange Nasturtium broke up the green ground cover too!



But even the flowery beauty couldn't compare to the beautiful blues of the Pacific Ocean.






All this gorgeous scenery had me thinking of my beautimous gal Mabel! Then I saw a heart  drawn on this rock overlooking the ocean and well.....



...I might have drawn in it

Maybe one day Mabel and I can take a drive long this beautiful stretch of highway!



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7/11/19

Thankful for Pretty Benches

 Today I'm thankful for pretty benches to rest on during a long walk...




 Come on Mama, there is room for you too!!




Do you have a favorite place to rest during your long walk??





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7/10/19

Smiley Boy on Wordless Wednesday









Nothing like a nice walk on a bright sunny day to put a smiley on my face!





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7/9/19

Clean Teefies Tuesday

These are my teefies.....aren't they clean?


 
I make sure Mama brushes them every night before bedtime
BUT....




I think that it's the Greenies that Daddy gives me every other night that make them so shiny BOL!!


How do you take care of your teefies??



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7/8/19

Double the Aaaawwww

Be the Mermaid...unless you can be TWO Mermaids...
Then definitely be TWO Mermaids!





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7/5/19

Nature Friday in the Backyard with Jakey!

Jakey here this week from our very own backyard this week on Nature Friday!




As you can see, we have had a banner Rhododendron season here on the North Coast of California. I have spent a bunch of time making my rounds to the different Rhodie bushes to make sure they are doing well(and making sure they are well watered BOL!).  You will never guess what I found while taking  closer look at at one of the bushes!




A SPIDER!!! 
What the what????



 
Not just any spider either...it was a white
CRAB SPIDER!!



Crab spiders hide in the plant leaves(sometimes wrapped in their silk) and surprise their prey!  I think he was in the middle of making his(or her, I didn't check) hiding place when I pointed him out to Mama!







Rhodies have lots of little nooks and crannies and must be a great home for Crabby Spider to live!




 Mama says he will make the yard safer from little flitty flying bugs, and we should just let him be. Well, as long as he stays out of the house that is!


We always love finding nature right in our own backyard! 



What kind of critters do you have in your backyard?




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7/4/19

Happy USA Independance Day!

Today we are thankful for the group of men who wrote a document declaring the independence of the 13 original US Colonies....





...who then gathered in a far away city from where we live now and signed that document...




...Putting into motion a series of events leading to the freedom we have today!



Happy US Independence Day!





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7/3/19

7/2/19

Odds and Ends around San Diego on Travel Tuesday


Arty here today for another snippet from my West Coast road trip! Mama and I have gathered fun pictures we took around San Diego that didn't quite fit in our other posts, and we're giving them their own Travel Tuesday.



We spent part of an afternoon exploring the Embarcadero. Mama brought my sailor hat so we could take pictures with the famous aircraft carrier, the USS Midway which is docked there. . Unfortunately, they were doing construction in the park we stopped in to do our photo shoot. We did get a picture or two with me and part of the Midway.



We took a ride up to Mount Soledad to see the pretty views...



We visited my ocean out at the Cabrillo National Park
where, for some silly reason, dogs aren't allowed to visit the lighthouse :-/ What's up with that??





We followed a trail lined with pretty purple flowers which led to my ocean.



Seaport Village was right outside our hotel so we took our early morning walks there .


We even took even a few sunset walks in the marina too!




Here is a short video Mama put together with other pictures and videos from our stay in San Diego.

You can also watch it HERE on YouTube 


Stay tuned in a couple of weeks for my adventures in 
LaLa Land!
(Los Angeles)



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