Thursday, January 24, 2013

Walking the plank(s)

We took a long walk today on the planks making up what appeared to be an endless pier jutting out into the Peace River. Apparently there is some truth to the origins of the expression 'to walk the plank' but we didn't meet the same fate as hapless pirates' victims. In fact we had a pleasant conversation with some other folks who were also enjoying the sun and warmth.

Our dog, Sasha, was pining for the bitterly cold weather (-29C/-20F) currently being experienced up north, and had to make do with only a little shade.





But for all you folks bravely battling through the deep freeze, I included a shot from the back yard to help warm your spirit if not your toes. Spring can't be far off (the power of positive thinking ...).


25 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful Hibiscus,but sorry,it just doesn't help much to make it feel warmer.I don't like complaining about the weather,because ultimately God is in control,but I vote for milder temperatures now. LOL

Pamela Gordon said...

Very nice photos Rick. Poor Sasha has her winter coat on in that heat!! :) The hibiscus blossom is beautiful. Enjoy.

Stephanie said...

Sasha looks a tad warm with that lovely thick coat of hers, nice shot of her. Beautiful Hibicus. We are not freezing here though it is damp and cold. I love the planks shot, nice perspective.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful Sasha, lovely fur unfortunately she lives futher south. And the pier, wow, a wooden bridge, superb.

Lisa Gordon said...

Sasha does look a bit warm. Sure wish I were! :-) So cold here.

These photographs are wonderful, especially the first one. so beautiful.

I absolutely LOVE your new header. Really fantastic.

Have a great weekend!

Buttons said...

Loving your photos but baby it is cold outside. Thanks for sharing. B

Muffy's Marks said...

Sasha needs a hair cut. Beatiful photos, enjoy the warmth!!

Rosemary said...

I am basking in the warm glow of your last gloriously red shot :)

Lasse said...

Walking the plank...a horrible destiny...glad this one was nicer, however cold!

Fábio Martins said...

Lovely pictures Rick.
I will follow you.
Regards

MARTY said...

I have the same bridge on my blog lol
but not au même endroit of course !
but je n'ai pas de belles fleurs !
tout est endormi ici et il gèle !
I wonder if sasha is happy ? not too hot ??? I wish you a wonderful weekend with many bisous from me !
(cold...)

Jana said...

I love the depth in the first pic...happy weekend efrom still white holland!

S. Etole said...

Love that bright pop of color. It's pretty gray here.

Michelle said...

Nice to see the color in the Hibiscus! I also got a good laugh out of the header shot. Polly does want a cocktail! lol

darlin said...

Rick thank you for the beautiful flower, it's awesome to see color and beauty all wrapped up in one stunning photo. I love the clarity, might this be with the new camera?

There's Sasha, she's as gorgeous as ever. And your shot of the bridge is phenomenal, it looks like it goes on forever.

It's a beautiful day here today, the sun is shining, the birds are chirping and it's only about -10, so yup a beautiful day in my neighborhood... too bad I'm spending it indoors writing, speaking of which I'd best get back at it if I'm ever going to get this done!

Cheers.

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Amelia said...

Hi Rick, gorgeous hibiscus. The first picture is excellent. All your clicks are very well taken.

Enjoyed playing with your new toys and show us your exclusive pictures.
Have a nice weekend, regards.

joyce said...

would love to walk that plank! great perspective.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Hmmmm longing for the nice warmth of the sun. Just as Sascha needs the cool snow. Maybe her and me need to switch places for a while.
I'll come and play with you and your camera when Sascha plays with Storm...deal?
Hugs Dagmar
I'll be up packing.

Betty Manousos said...

love your photos, especially that first one.
sasha is a real cutie!

your new header is very interesting and beautiful!

imac said...

I would love to walk that Plank Rick, and flower beauty too.

Linda said...

That flower is stunning. Sasha is adorable!

Just Be Real said...

Lovely Rick. Blessings.

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Golden Hello and Golden Thanks for visiting my blog. Woofs to Sasha. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

© Piedade Araújo Sol said...

are all fabulous!
I do not know what to say!
very beautiful ..

a kiss