Tuesday, April 20, 2021

4/20 Where Does The Time Go

Oh, Baby      Well There's A Light In Your Eye That Keeps Shining      Like A Star That Cant Wait For Night     I Hate To Think I Been Blinded Baby     Why Cant I See You Tonight      And The Warmth Of Your Smile Starts A Burning     And The Thrill Of Your Touch Give Me Fright    And I'm Shaking So Much       Really Yearning     Why Don't You Show Up And Make It Yeah      Its Alright 

Led Zeppelin 

Fool in the Rain 1979

Local Grossmont Native San Diego Boy Throws A No No For The San Diego Padres!! All those amazing pitchers over the decades and this was the first for the franchise. And the last franchise to have a No Hitter in the History Books!!  Like WoW


WATER:

Finally found my mojo again. Nothing fancy, just riding the farmlands and checking out the Mighty Colorado River. Simplicity 


However, and I have been beating a dead horse here, the Mighty Colorado is dismal. The flow is so inadequate that the Hoover Damn doesn't have enough water volume to operate their hydroelectriual power plants that supplies Las Vegas. Is it sinking in folks? 


Can you believe that there is a guy standing in the middle of the river there?? Talk about grim conditions for this Not So Mighty Colorado River. Blows Me Away


Speaking of plenty of energy to consume, speaking of consuming, how about that pie?? And no pineapple was harmed while baking this off. Most of you were anti pineapple topping people. This pie was only topped with dry salami , BLK olives , roasted fresh garlic , last years canned tomato sauce , and three verities of local fresh cheese. Dreamy 


EMPLOYMENT:

Dog sitting this girl has been a dream come true. What a gal. She is so cuddly and chalk full of compassion. Exactly what I desire. She is so gentle when hand feeding her tasty little treats. She looks at me when I set her food bowl down as if to ask," Should I Eat Now?" Just a true sweetheart for sure.


Upon my return from California, hit the ground running. The downtown location of Crossroads Gym opened its doors again. This means I spent my 30 hours lubricating machines, cleaning with sanitizing solutions, replacing light bulbs, and learning about an old dinosaur broiler. The gym never looked so "ready" and I felt pretty proud. 


The week prior to opening totally work me over. The low back took a hit, my knee caps felt bruised, and my baby lotion hands bled from various scrapes. Am I complaining, not at all. Just not the spring chicken any more. Oh Well  



CYCLING:

This time of year is challenging to say the least as the pressure gradients are in full swing. This simply means that its windy every afternoon. Deal With It 


But once you are in the thick of it, beauty is all around. Two Bald Eagles call this home and they are a joy to observe. The second eagle is just above the nest on the right.


And I so enjoy riding through the Spring Time Agriculture Farm Lands!!! The earth is waking up from its winterized dormant state. Its such a rich smell and I am not talking a wet cow waste but those lively worm enriched composted nutrient matter turned up soil smells. Like when we were all children playing in NON Round Up infested dirt. 


The overall exertion of energy was been below normal but the rides still last a few hours. The deer along the banks keep me motivated and reminds me to SLOW down and not worry about Strava Numbers. Those attractive Peach Tree Blossoms nudge me to stop and appreciate my surroundings. Again, I am not training for anything so I am able to be present and stop when I want. 



Jumping on that one wheel drive is enough to clear the mind, body, and spirit of the stupidity. Ripping off 150mi / 241.41km average over the past few weeks on the bike, 14mi / 22.53km weekly average of running, and no clue on milage from the swimming pool front. So now that we are in the 20's of April, not bad numbers. Could be better but it is what it is. Nothing Impressive, Yet 


DISC:

Haven't been throwing as much because of my other commitments. But the time away provided my with amazingly accurate tee off tosses. 


The above photo, easy bird putt. I only released late once and all the other drives where placed near my intended landing targets. Down at Watson Island, not one single bogey and finished the 9 baskets course 5 under par. Crazy


                         The above photo, A Happy Frog


Did I Mention Afternoon Winds??? Did I fail to mention the Northerly winds that shifted to the South and then from the West and wonderfully gusting??? Truly Riding Into Headwinds BOTH Ways 


iPHONE:

My new found love!!! A random Youtube video appeared in my algorithm. How one uses the LIVE feature. Talk about a score. The long exposure is pure dynamite, the loop clearly creates a still photo into a rushing scene, and the bounce option is flipping brilliant. 


And as a bonus, my Uncle in Sacramento has a very basic phone. My videos on his phone are rather grainy and poor quality. Now, I can send him an HD photo but looping. He Digs It 

This photo below is for Brother Tom. He is the BACKROADS Traveler and his vintage vehicle captures are worthy. This is a FORD Country Sport and well taken care of. Super clean lines, fresh paint, and stunningly gorgeous wheels. 


GRADITUDE:

So my friends in Reno remembered how much I loved the Elderberry Jam. Because I raved so much, thank you postal carrier, this package arrived in the mail. A sweatshirt / hoodie from their company and two jars of jam. Talk About Stoked!!! You see, there are good people in the world. Go Team Human 

Here is a two minute time-lapse from my office window. Thank you for your continued support, for watching these short clips, and for all the positive feedback. Much Appreciated!! Seriously, Thank You

 

GOALS:

  1. Painlessly Lifting Weights Downtown
  2. Hitting Up Goodwill For Goodies 
  3. 200 miles / 321km For The Week 
  4. Kill Others With Kindness 
  5. Work On My Hydration 

Stay Wise And Eat Well,

Cheers 


96 comments:

  1. Hello,
    It is sad to see the River water level so low, do you need more rain there? Great capture of the Eagles! Love the sweet dog! The sky in the time lapse video is awesome. Take care, have a happy day!

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    1. I Am So Thankful To Hear From Ya - Many Times Your Comments Are Off So I Wanted To Let You Know That I Still Pop In And Enjoy Those Photos Of Yours - Thanx So Much For Watching The Video - Big Hugs Shadow People

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  2. Oh, I didn't really think about using the Live function on the iPhone camera in that way -- but it makes perfect sense! Thanks for the tip!

    I've read about the Colorado being way down. It's scary. A lot of the Western USA depends on that river for water. (Which is the problem!)

    Nice to see the frog and the peach blossoms, and that pooch has such an expressive face!

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    1. Go Live Brother Man - Its A Game Changer - I Wonder What The Californians Will Do - That Frog Cracked Me Up - Fingers Crossed That The Peach Blossoms Hold On As We Have A Freeze In The Forecast - Hopefully Not A Hard Freeze - And Yes, She Is Very Expressive - Let Me Know If You Have Any LIVE Questions

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  3. ...and some say the FORD is just a four letter word! Thanks my friend.

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  4. I bet sitting that dog is a treat. She sounds so lovely and has very sweet eyes. Hanging out with dogs can be so therapeutic.
    The Colorado river looks majestic. Great photos.

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    1. Dog Life Is Very Therapeutic - Thanx For Checking Out The Photos

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  5. I learned of the Las Vegas water problems years ago when I visited the Hoover Dam. I do love to see might rushing rivers, sigh.

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    1. Totally And Think Of The Vast Expansions Since You Were There - I Love Rafting The Rushing Rivers - Sigh

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  6. This morning on my trail run, I noticed how low the water is in the creeks--some portions are completely dry. The trails are really dry too and a lot of trees are falling. It's not good.

    That pup is so cute. You know I love my dog. After this ordeal, my hubs says she's our last dog and you know what I say. NO WAY JOSE! lol She and I have really spent some quality time together. What a gift a good dog is.

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    1. Its That Amazing When You Spoke Of Snow Snow Snow This Past Winter And Now They Are Dry??? Crazy!!! Its Not At All Good News!! The Pup Rocked My World - Very Jumped On Me - Always Waited For A Command Before Doing Anything - The Hubs Says No Now But Wait Until A Puppy Wonders Into Your World - Such A Gift - Wendy, You Stay Strong And Will Be Sending Vibes Your Way

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  7. Dearest Travis,
    Wow, you really have hit the pedals and stood the wind gusts!
    Your video viewing as #7 also showed real wind gusts as seen from those trees.
    At the moment here it is very windy; you sure notice that while biking!
    Indeed, make sure you hydrate yourself; guess I've started doing that years too late; hence CKD stage 3 almost stage 4...
    Sweet girl dog, yes they are gentle givers of pure love.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Those Wind Gusts Have Been Rough - Few Days Ago, I Was Sand Blasted - Thanx For Always Supporting The YT Cause - Our Humidity At 7% And Arid Winds Tend To Turn My Skin Into Lizard Scales - Lots Of Salve Here - That Girl Is Beyond Sweet And Gives Nothing But Love - Thanx For Being You

      OxoxoxO

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  8. Take it easy with that water. We wouldn't like LA to die of thirst now! Sweet doggie. And that little car would suit me just fine and set the neighbors tongues wagging like a thirsty puppy. Stay cool dude.

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    1. Sweet Doggie And Such A Cuddlier - Wasn't That FORD Cool - Joe Cool Like Snoopy My Man

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  9. The dog is a winner in my book. :) Water levels are really going to hurt the west this year according to an article I read. Time lapse videos are looking great. Keep on pushing to new heights simply because you can. Take care and have a great day.

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    1. Classic - She Is - Waiting To Hear The West And Their Selfish Cries - Thanx For Watching The Time Lapse - Will Do - And Enjoy Your Weekend Mr Bill

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  10. Shocking to hear about and see the low water level in the Colorado River. That countryside on a bike must be a dream. We are using our bikes again now. You have good friends indeed.

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    1. Totally And This Is NOT Intended To Be A Knock On You But Thats The Reaction When I Show Locals These Photos - They Act So Surprised And Then Carry On About Their Days With The Water From The Facet Running Away - No Biggie - The Bike Rides Are Dreamy - Makes My Heart Happy Knowing You Two Are Riding Again - We All Have Such Dynamic Friendships - And I Thank You For Yours - Be Well

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  11. The "Mighty" Colorado looks terrible. When will humans face up to reality?

    I love that sweet dog who you have been taking care of. What a gentle friend. Reminds me of Shyla.

    Glad to hear that you've been riding. Keep on!

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    1. Its Tragic - I'll Bet That Shyla Reminds You - Its What Those Dogs Do - And Its A True Reflection Of Their Human - Well Done KB - Ride On

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  12. It is very disturbing to see the river in such a state. Shouldn't it be close to full this time of the year because of snow melt? Of course this is nothing to do climate change.
    The dog is a very pretty girl.

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    1. Disturbing, Brilliant Description - Thank You - We Should Be In Fear Of Flooding Levels Soon But Not This Year - Such A Pretty Girl - She Would Be A Keeper But Her Human Thinks Otherwise - So I Will Visit Her In The Future

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  13. Maybe upstream snow melt will hope sure hope so....really don't want another firey summer. The dog has her eye on the prize, so cute...I changed my old dogs diets, they get all home cooked food now cause they are super seniors now. Hope the rest of your week is good.

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    1. Our Snow Melt Run Off Is Occurring At A Record Pace - This Means Almost Nothing Is Leaching Into The Soil - Its Flipping Horrible Out Here And A Majority Of Folks Could Care Less - Good On You For Feeding Them Pups Better Meals - The Boy Dog Always Ate Rice With Whatever Stew I Whipped Him Up - Thanx For Sharing

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  14. Both of my son seen the colorado river, but I haven't. I hope your good will finds are great and you share them on post.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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    1. Pleasure Hearing About The Fam - Stay Strong - Cream And Sugar Please

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  15. Baseball is not popular here, to be frank, I only saw "games" at The Simpsons!
    Scary thing with Hoover Dam(n).
    Hmmmm that pie! I want! A sweet doggy-face indeed.
    Spring chicken, LOL. My boss really called me that once, "Küken", thank you for the memory.
    Wet cow waste, you make me laugh. Ahhh, Spring!New iPhone... hmmm.
    Hehe, Tom is your brother! How fun! Mine sadly does not blog. And to Team Human!!!
    Happy tune in your time-lapse, wow to #3 and YES to 4!!!
    And now I want to eat, but have left overs for a smoothie only... Cheers on that!

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    1. Thumbs Up For The 1980's And 90's Simpsons - Go Isotopes - The Pie And Dog Were The Best - Righteous Memories - And Always Happy Id Others Are Laughing Out Loud - Thanx For Enjoying The Time Lapse Tunes And For The Goals Feedback - Always Enjoy Hearing You Speak Your Truth

      Go Team Human!!

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  16. Wow, I didn't realize how low the Colorado was now. That's quite alarming!

    What a beautiful doggy you got to watch. She does look like the best girl ever!

    And hurray for back road travelers. I always steer off the main paths. That's where you find the best adventures.

    Have a great day, friend!

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    1. Bells Have Been Going Off For A Few Years Now But The Old Bastard Down The Street Was Watering His Driveway Again Yesterday - She Is Beautiful And Such The Best Girl - Travel On My Dear - Enjoy The Family Time This Weekend

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  17. Gosh, imagine being able to stand in the middle of the Colorado!
    That looks dangerously low.😕
    That pie has made me feel hungry! It looks SO delicious, and I'm glad it wasn't topped with pineapple...one of the only fruits I'm not too keen on!😉
    Aww, isn't she cute...such a sweet dog!😊
    Haha, no spring chicken here too...just about survived an online dance class yesterday, but today I have aches and pains in places I didn't even know I had...so you're definitely not alone!!😂
    The video is awesome! WOW!!! Thank you so much.😊

    Have a super day and enjoy your cycling.

    Hugs x

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    1. Totally, Just Standing In Dangerously Low Currents - The Pie Was Ideal - Sweetest Dog And So Calm About Everything - Thanx So Much For Watching And Dance Like Nobody Is Watching

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  18. Riding through the country that is awakening from winter slumber must have been thrilling. Your concern for the Colorado River reminded me of my friend in Breckenridge being concerned about the amount of snow for wild fire every year.

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    1. It Is Thrilling - Excellent Observation On Your End - Yes, California Burned Last Year, Colorado This Year - Thanx For Checking In StarDust

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  19. Hi brother Padre! Love to read your updates as always! You really have this gift in telling about your days that we as readers felt like we are there with you! That dog is such a cutee and I can see how kind she is with her stares! I looove dogs so much! We have 8 at home, I love them all but my favorite is the biggest brown one named Celyn. She loves sleep and eating HAHA Love that timelapse and those peach blossoms are so amazing with the mountains at the back! Thank you for your thoughts about that super storm! It was so huge but we ar every fortunate that the summer here is excrutiating that is changed its path because if it came on a colder month, oh we sure would be devastated as it sure will pass through our islands. Blessings to you brother Padre!

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    1. Brother Stevenson, Man, You Have Been On My Mind As That Monster 190+MPH Typhoon Hit Your Mother Land - Thank You For Checking In As I Wasn't Sure When Not Hearing Back From Ya - Me, A Gift, Never Thought Of It That Way, Thanx Man - I Know, That Stare Says It All - A Happy Dog Is A Well Fed Sleepy Dog - Thanx For Watching The Time Lapse And I So Enjoy Sharing My Photos With You All - Blessings Received Brother - Blessings Received

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  20. Good job with photos and other!

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  21. Mesmerising watching the clouds fly by in video, excellent music choice as always. Shocking to see the Colorado River so low but it's the same here Padre, rainfall is in short supply! Dog sitting jobs are the best, your furry friend is adorable, those eyes when she looks up at you must melt your heart :) You don't mention using those healing hands, no patients for a while? Take care, keep enjoying the simple things in life, they're definitely the best ✨

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    1. Excellent Response There Perth And Thanx So Much For Watching - Like Zero Rainfall These Days - And Dog Sitting A Happy Dog IS The Best And She Really Melted My Heart Big Time - Would Be So Precious To Have A Litter Of Them - Still In The Office With Regular Clients - Nothing Earth Shattering So You Are Right, No Real Mention - Appreciating The Small Things In Life Everyday - Thanx Ever So Much For Checking In

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  22. Oh, looking at this beautiful river view, I immediately want to play in the rivers and springs in my city ..., currently in my country entering the dry season which is quite hot.

    Tom's vintage car collection is really cool.

    Truly an impressive travel story.
    Cheers

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    1. The River Always Captures My Attention When Flowing Crystal Clear Like It Is - Those Old Hot Roads Are Something Special - So Good Hearing From Ya - You Take Care And Enjoy Your Weekend

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    2. I will always remember a message from you to be careful - Later when you come to the city I live in, I will invite you to play water in the middle of a river of clear water and bathe in the springs on the banks of the river - Have a wonderful weekend.

      Cheers.

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    3. Its On My Bucket List - Waterfalls And Rivers, You Show Me, Cant Wait

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  23. Me gusta Led Zepellin y me gustan los autos antiguos . Me gusta leer de tu viaje. Te mando un beso

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    1. Sim, o Led Zepplin então balança e traz de volta todos os tipos de memórias - e esses hot rods de linhas fortes são um sonho que se concretiza - fique bem e cuide-se

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  24. Oh que hermoso perro.

    Extraordinarias fotos.

    Un abrazo.

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    1. Obrigado por essas palavras gentis - Faz meu coração sorrir - Aproveite o seu fim de semana

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    1. Felizmente você gostou dessas fotos e sempre apreende seus abraços - Obrigado irmão

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  26. Of course I have fallen in love with the dog. She sounds like a perfect one. Lucky you. That is scary about the Colorado being so dry. Wonderful biking trips & sweet ride (the car). And of course, seeing the eagles is a special happening!! Any day.

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    1. You And Me Both - And She Truly Is The Lucky One - Those Bald Eagles Are So Special - Enjoy Your Weekend

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  27. Hard to see the Colorado River so low when so many people count on its flow.

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    1. Its Mind Boggling - Just This Week It Dropped A Few More Feet - Like Yikes - Be Well Rev

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  28. Yes, definitely sinking in. The Mighty Colorado has been brought to its knees. Very scary times. On a happier note, I love that old Ford. What a beauty!

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    1. Yo Spare Parts, There Is No Doubt In My Mind That You And Your Tribe Are Aware Of The Dire Straights We Face - You Are Out And About And Conscious Of Your Decisions - I Was "Targeting" The Yahoos That Continue To Breed These Creatures That Lack Leadership Or Father Figures Or Educators In General - Such As, The Old Guy Down The Street Watering His Concrete Driveway In Front Of His Grand Children - Learned Behavior In The Wrong Direction - And On That Note, Totally Dig It When A Muscle Car Stops One In Their Tracks - The Grand Valley Is Home To A Wide Range Of Restored Vehicles - Its Cool To Hear The Rumbling Motor Before Actually Seeing Whats Coming - Keep Hiking My Man

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  29. I went to the colorado river last weekend on a hike. The water was freezing cold but felt so go to jump in.

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    1. I Know That Exhilarating Feeling - Its Good To Lose Your Breath Once In Awhile - Stay Adventurous

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  30. P.S Thank you. I corrected my post and referred to you.
    Hm. I had no idea. About #19... thank you.... mimimi... I do feel dumb and small...

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    1. Very Intended - When You Are Learning, Not At All Small And Dumb - Sending Positive Vibes

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  31. It's always a pleasure to see your beautiful pics! Such a cute dog!!!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself


    My Instagram

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    1. Mant Thanx P - She Was A Dream - Such A Happy Pup

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  32. "guy standing in the middle of the rive" might just fishing... water looks good.

    Have a great weekend

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    1. Believe It Or Not, He Was Collecting Lost Thrown Disc's From Wild Drives That Day - Surprising Enough , The River Is Rather Warm

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  33. Wonderful landscapes and lovely dog.
    And as always a spectacular video. It's super nice to watch the passage of time watching the sky and the clouds.
    Cheers and all the best

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    1. Miss The Company Of That Dog - Thanx So Much For Watching The Video - I Could Watch Mother Nature Non Stop, The Simple Joys In Life

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  34. this pie without pineaple looks delicious! <3 :D have a great time :)

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    1. It Was Delightful - A Skip In My Step

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  35. Buenos detalles en los paisajes, aprecio en tus bellas fotografías.

    Que tengs un hermoso día de primavera.

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    1. Todo o estado do Colorado é lindo e tem muito a oferecer - É sempre um prazer ouvir você - Cuide-se e mantenha-se forte

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    1. Thanx For That - Today Is Going To Be A Long Day With A Few Challenges presented As Well - Will Do My Best To Reduce Stressful Situations - Lead With My Best Foot Forward - All While Asking ' What Else Is Possible '

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  37. That river tells you something right enough.
    But big business will not listen.
    Loved the dog and the views around.

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    1. It Sure Does - Thanx For Admiring My Photos - Enjoy Your Week

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  38. Spring is coming 🌸🌸🌸!!!

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    1. And With A Little Bit Of Rain Yesterday, Spring Has Sprung - Happy Dance

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  39. Hola!! vengo a conocer tu blog, y gracias por tu visita.
    Me gustan mucho las fotografías están fantásticas, todos esos lugares recorridos para disfrutar, el perro es hermoso, y me encanta la cita que has hecho en tu entrada de Led Zeppelin que fue uno de mis grupos favoritos.
    Veo que tienes varias aficiones que te apasionan. Te dejo un abrazo.

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    1. Obrigado por essas palavras gentis - Led Zepplin com certeza faz bem ao corpo - Fico feliz em curtir todas as fotos e continuarei dando uma olhada em você - Tenha um maravilhoso mês de maio

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  40. Happy first of May! Have a nice weeeknd!

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    1. Excellent Weekend And Thank You For Checking In

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  41. Peach blossoms are beautiful. They look happy even in cold days.

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    1. Everything Here In The Valley Is Blooming - Such A Beautiful Season

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  42. Amazing spring nature, cute dog, yummy pizza ❤

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  43. That pie looks delicious, similar to our pizzas. I am glad you are doing great every day and continue on your commitment and hard work.
    P.S.: I am also a Led Zeppelin great fan!
    "Good times, bad times
    You know I've had my share"

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    1. Two Thumbs Up For More Led Zeppelin - Excellent Choice Of Lyrics There - So Nice Hearing From Ya - Stay Strong

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  44. This dog is so cute- I like your pictures here - so wild nice nature xx

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    1. Such A Cutie She Is - Thanx For Checking The Out - The Wild Is Calling

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