Saturday, January 22, 2011

Camera Critters #146 & Weekend Reflections #70 - Dog Days - January 22, 2011

This picture was taken years ago, when I lived near Concord, Massachusetts.  It was a
very hot summer day and I had taken my son, Shawn, who was almost a year old, for a
picnic near the Concord Bridge.  I sat on the blanket, there on the banks of the river,
thinking that, perhaps, we were sitting on the very spot where British and American
soldiers had skirmished during the Revolutionary War.  It was very exciting to live for a
few years in ths cradle of U. S. history.

It was extremely hot that day and, when I walked out on the bridge, I noticed a Golden
Retriever standing in the water.  He remained there for some time, obviously trying to
cool off a bit.

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  1. Oh, how wonderful! I love golden retrievers (in case nobody noticed) but we haven't taken Lindy to a lake or river in the year and a half we've had her. Maybe this summer.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  2. A smart guy! What a nice place for a picnic.

  3. ... and very possibly he was posing for your camera.
    Absolutely beautiful photo Carmen!

  4. I never knew you lived in New England at one time, Carmen. Did you ever walk the Freedom Trail in Boston? This is a fun shot! I think the dog had the right idea as the summers get so hot in the NE.

  5. immortal memories, beautiful thoughts ... thanks for sharing!

  6. Thank you for visiting my blog.

    What a cozy place it is! The dog looks comfortable and relaxed.

    Your picture reminds me of the deer in Nara Park which often bathe in water of the rivers during a hot hot summer.

    Thank you for sharing a wanderful picture!

  7. I'm sorry I sent 2 comments as I thought my first one disappeared. Please erase one of them. Thank you.

  8. Anonymous6:58 PM

    Super photo. I love dogs.

    Have a nice day, Boonie

  9. oh, a very cute picture Carmen, I love watching dogs playing in the water.

  10. We love this picture. Beautiful.

  11. Felice bagno !!!
    Buona giornata :)

  12. I love the colors of this photo! How beautiful :-D

  13. That looks like the perfect spot to cool off. Beautiful photo,
    Cheers, jj