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Monday, 29 October 2018

Golden moment

The car park overlooks the hills with the river in the distance. 





The trail below draws us in as my husband and I take Georgie, the golden grand-dog along on another hiking adventure.


The trails at Strathgartney and Bonshaw are busy on the weekends, so Georgie doesn’t have much time off lead when we hike then. On this weekday, she is pulling on the lead, in a rush to enter the trail and have a run. If we walk five kilometers, the dog does ten. We judge a hike by how tired Georgie is on the ride home.


No matter where we walk or hike, Georgie wants to be with the person in front. 



If you are the leader, she loves to explore ahead, run back to you and walk beside you for a time. If you are at the back, she visits periodically. I am always in the rear taking photos and Georgie comes back to check on me.





She runs up to me, I touch her head and talk to her, then off she goes again! Such is the ritual with every hike. Georgie runs as if her life depends on it and my husband and I walk along taking in the sights. 


During one of her check-ins, she heard something in the area and stopped to listen and sniff the air. It was a golden moment.





On the way home, Georgie dozed on the back seat. Another great hike!


18 comments:

DJan said...

Wonderful pictures, evoking a beautiful and serene time. Georgie is one of my favorite blog-dogs now. :-)

Linda d said...

Simply wonderful.......you guys sure get around.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Another fantastic hike Marie! Beautiful photos, Georgie is an absolute treasure, she looks like she thoroughly enjoys every minute!

Secondary Roads said...

What a delightful place to go with Georgie.

William Kendall said...

She certainly is very good company to have around!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

It's very good on Georgie to take you two out on regular walks and take such good care of you! The last photo is truly magical and reminds me that when my parents flew in to Canada many years ago my mother looked down and thought for a moment that there were fields of tulips down below. It was of course the reds and golds of fall.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Georgie reminds me of my old Golden Girl. They love to go on walks. Beautiful trees, colors and scenes from your walk. Great photos. Have a happy day!

Elephant's Child said...

Wouldn't it be nice to have a fraction of Georgie's energy (not to mention beauty). I would be very happy to sleep like a dog or a cat too.
Gorgeous images. Thank you.

Rhodesia said...

Stunning colours your autumn colour is way ahead of ours but the last few days I think will hurry ours up!! Enjoy your week Diane

bill burke said...

The life of a dog, it's a great life. Another wonderful adventure with Georgie.

Tabor said...

A fall walk with a faithful dog...marvelous.

Catarina said...

A golden moment, indeed!!
The brilliant yellows of poplar... breathtaking.
: )

Anvilcloud said...

That was a golden moment on several levels.

jenny_o said...

What gorgeous pictures! This fall has been wonderful for brilliant leaves, hasn't it? Everything here is golden too. Except we really need a golden dog to add to the scenery :) I love your description of Georgie's walk "process".

Danielle L Zecher said...

I love the golden moment picture! It looks like a fall poster. I'm impressed that Gerogie behaves well enough to be off leash. We could never do that with our dogs!

Debbie said...

a dozing dog = a wonderful walk, her habits are so cute!! the pictures of the trail and the autumn colors are beautiful!!

Afrodite said...

Hello Marie Smith.
I came here invited by my friend Catarina.
She told me that I could find here wonderfull fall photographs.
And she's right! 😊

Can I stay here for a while? 🍁🍂

Mage said...


I'm absolutely charmed by both the scenery and the golden dog.