The View From the Top


The dogs and I have found a new walking route here on the farm.  A few times up and down the hill and I am all set.  Getting the dogs motivated, on the other hand, can be a chore in itself.  


Now, they will follow me with enthusiasm, but are easily distracted.  




My smallest friend is always looking for trouble.  She may be small, but she is full of courage.  



Then, our English Pointer starts posing and I get distracted with the camera.  




When we all finally make it to the top, the view of our neighbor's barn is totally worth the effort.  


"There is nothing insignificant in the world.  It all depends on the point of view." 

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 


Comments

  1. Strange how a dog can be running down a road and the next second digging a hole after some elusive creature. So far our dog has never caught anything after all the digging.

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  2. Perfect walk setting with a bit of a stretch for those legs too. Gorgeous photos . . . Best of many worlds, companionship, a walk, views and reflecting time.

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  3. Nice shots...and it looks so warm and sunny...

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  4. .....and the view is lovely. The pups probabaly dont appreciate it like we do!

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  5. Gorgeous...looks like some pretty weather for your walk!

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  6. Beautiful landscape and surroundings. You are fortunate!
    RETA@ http://evenhaazer.blogspot.com

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  7. Super quote and I totally agree with Goethe!

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  8. what gloriously fantastic shots-I really like the first shot where the dogs are taking you on a walk :-).

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  9. Yes that would be worth the walk....so pretty.

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  10. You live in such a beautiful area. Love the butt shot.

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  11. What a pretty place for a walk!

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  12. Absolutely Beautiful....well worth the mission up the hill...

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  13. Getting to the top of a hill out in nature, I find is usually worth the hike. Beautiful landscape and dogs, I didn't know you had that many.

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  14. Nice story, beautiful final image, great quote!

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  15. Our pups are the same way on a walk... distractions is what it's all about for them... wherever their nose leads them so to speak... xox

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  16. Oooh, what a pretty view and reward for all your walking. I like your walking path! I bet it is hard to keep the dogs in line. They do tend to get distracted easily!

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  17. I have four too!.. Love these images and your countryside.. I see you've had a thaw as well.

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  18. Gorgeous- love your photos and the beautiful area you live in.

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  19. your pups are beautiful and that view, breathtaking!!

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  20. Beautiful! Such a lovely place to walk and the view from the top is wonderful!

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  21. Wow!!!! Beautiful to see green, I want to come walk with you and the dogs, Francine.

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  22. woah!!! The picture of your neighbor's place looks like many of the barn-type photos people have in their homes . . . spiffy.
    BUT, the adventure it took to see it is, indeed, priceless.

    Love & Love to YOU!!!!

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  23. Thanks for the fresh air and the adventures!

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  24. It's always interesting to take the dogs for a walk.
    Merle................

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  25. Oh, I think that's a lovely place to stretch your legs. Wish I had such instead of just more houses.

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  26. Beautiful place to walk and enjoy the company of your sweet pets.

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  27. Such a beautiful place to enjoy a stroll with both two and four legged friendsl...the view from the top is lovely...where is the snow? Sending greetings from Maine...

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  28. Perfect! You live a beautiful and healthy life.

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  29. What a beautiful place you have to walk! I figured the dogs would be after you to go all the time!

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  30. What a beautiful view... love the amber light...

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  31. Dogs in fields -- certainly in their element! -- barbara

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  32. Yes, we all see things differently from each other. I love that quote by Goethe. Thanks for commenting on my by blue suede boots!

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  33. Great companions for your walk and very entertaining. I love your dogs and the scenery in these wonderful photos.

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  34. Hi Michelle, I just love that area you live in. So beautiful and peaceful. Thanks for sharing the photos. John

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  35. They must be sooooo HaPpY !:)

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  36. Hi Michelle, what a wonderful post! Each photograph is just so awesome! What fun your dogs are having, too cute! I just love your header and that barn is just great!

    I'm so happy I found your blog, I'll be back soon!

    Nancy

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  37. Nice homely post, inquisitive dogs and a meaningful phrase to finish.

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  38. You have some good friends there.
    Lucky you are!

    (I hope we will get a dog later this year...... )

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