Jon Crispin's Notebook

Olive at the Beach / Dolphins?!?

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Today is Olive’s last day at the beach this year.  The weather is incredible and she has been so happy being in the water almost every day.

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We bought her this green flying saucer type thing which really soars on a windy day.  She swims out to get it and then comes right back.

Except yesterday when Cris was playing with her.  Olive paddled out to the saucer and then started to swim out a bit farther into the ocean.  Cris couldn’t figure out what was going on, and then spotted dolphin fins. Olive must have sensed them as well.  It is hard to know what kind of interaction there would have been if she hadn’t come right back when called.  You would like to think that it would have ended in a nice “Flipper-like” scenario with lots of cavorting and intra-mammal bonding, but you never know.

Thanks to Bob and Kath for having us in the house again this year, and it is so great that they have been here for the latter part of our stay.  Heading back North tomorrow.

Water Plant

water plant

We had a lovely walk in the woods this morning.  The trees are just starting to show new growth, and I was pleased to see that some of these water plants (identification anyone?) are starting to appear in the  small streams.  This one is right near a spot where Olive likes to lie in the water and rub her back on the moss covered rocks.

yellow? lab.

This is from a few days ago.  It might be time for a bath.

Green / Big Stick

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Now that the snow is all gone Olive and I have started spending more time in the woods.  It rained most of the day yesterday, so it was pretty wet.  Nice.

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She is a total stick (or should I say log) girl.  This could have been record size for her.  She carried it for about half a mile.

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I have been seeing a lot of green lately, and these fungi are just beautiful.  Can anyone out there tell me what they are?

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New Page

lab swims

I have just created a direct link to all of the suitcase posts for those of you who have very little interest in my dog, or the other bits of my life that I like to post here.  If you look to the column on the right →, under “Pages” you will see a link to “All Willard Suitcase Posts”.  I hope that it makes it easier for folks who are looking for all the suitcases in one place.  I will still upload all suitcase stuff to this site.

bobcat

We are in South Carolina for a bit and seeing tons of interesting wildlife.  This bobcat was just hanging around on the deck yesterday.

lizard

And this little lizard was on one of the dining room chairs.

labrador sleeps

Olive has been swimming every day, and it doesn’t take much to get her to nap between dips.

Happy New Year’s everyone, thanks for following, and be well.  Cheers, Jon

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