Sunday, August 22, 2021

Photos Really Are Worthy Of A Thousand Words

Riders On The Storm     Into This House We're Born    Into This House We're Thrown    Like A Dog Without A Bone      An Actor Out On Loan     Riders On The Storm      There's A Killer On The Road   Take A Long Holiday     Let Your Children Play     If You Give This Man A Ride      Sweet Family Will Die    Killer On The Road  Yeah 


The Doors 

1971 L.A. Woman  

ALIVE:

Waking up with a healthy smile from ear to ear is a game changer.



LIVE MUSIC:

Catching live outdoor shows has been a real luxury. 




Single Track As Far As The Eye Can See




Dogs that are regularly exercised are happy dogs. Hands Down Paws Up 





Every morning, while I refuel with homemade yogurt, granola, and a mix of nuts, this guy awaits. Not sometimes, every morning. A Trustworthy Companion 


DISC GOLF:
The mountain offers a challengingly fantastic 18 basket disc golf course with commanding views along the way back down the ski run. 


MONSOON:

The monsoon patterns are rolling across the state again. Thanx Mother Nature 









This bolt above struck so close to me that the electricity confused my aperture.  See that straight "light" line across the frame. Wicked Thrilling Strikes 


MARKET:

There is this house on the market for $29.4 million dollars or $21.5 million Pounds! It's difficult for me to even wrap my mind around the POINT 4 but this mansion is move-in ready and furnished. You know, let us just buy this one AND the house next door.


On the back deck is not ONE hot tub but two hot tubs with dreamscape views from ether wrap around deck. So I ride as surreptitious as possible to the empty neighborhood in the evenings, the late night evenings, to take advantage of the one 103F / 39.4C six person tub. Full On Stealth Mode 



And those evening views are spectacular. The tiny little twinkling lights from the town way down below. The Milky Way shined across the sky from North to South. Not a noise coming from any direction. A perfect way to relax and simply be. Plus, it is all downhill back to my place where the dogs greet me with excitement. Always Happy They Are 




And sunsets??? Nothing like watching an hour long setting sun rolling down the backside of a mountain range. Magical sun rays cascading back up into the clear mountain air. Mesmerizing 



GOALS:

  1. Working With A Purpose
  2. Find Or Borrow Someones Riding Legs
  3. Weigh In 
  4. Discovery Of Others Laughing 
  5. Write Down Intentions While Sipping A Cup Of Morning Joe 


Leaving You With Positive Vibes,

Cheers 

88 comments:

  1. Happy days, happy dogs. Life looks good and great photos.

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    1. Happy Happy Happy - Life Is Good - Thanx For Checking In Brother Phil

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    1. Many Thanx And Not Bad For An iPhone Camera

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  3. Wonderful scenery and landscapes - the dogs are looking good, mother nature sure had a go there with that sky - gorgeous to look at.

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    1. Right - It Is Gorgeous To Live It - Always A Pleasure Hearing From You Margret

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  4. The landscapes are wonderful and the dogs very lovely!
    Here I have never seen lightenings like those. Thanks for sharing the photos.

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    1. The Dogs Are A Clear Winner Here Today - Could Watching The Lightning Rolling Through All Day - You Are Most Welcome There BLK Night

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  5. How many times have I watched the YT clip of Jim Morrison performing your headline lyrics in the last 18 months. Love it.
    Ohh, good lightning photos.
    Lol at your night spa visit.
    A nice rocky mountain view for people who can't see it.

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    1. A Doors Fan - Outstanding There Brother - The Lightning Around Here Is Impressive And The Thunder Shakes The Whole House - Will Share For Sure - Be Well Drew

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  6. I love your blog, so full af beautiful photos!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself


    My Instagram

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    1. And Thank You For Sharing The Love - Big Hugs

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  7. Hello,
    I just love the happy doggies photos, they are so cute. Beautiful landscapes and scenic views! Take care, have a great week!

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    1. Right On - Happy Dogs Are The Best - Thanx For The Well Wishes

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  8. Sunsets, milky way, storms from the monsoon season (love the lightning strikes), views from decks & windows of meadows & mountaintops...let's just buy the whole mountain/valley!!!

    Sweet companions.

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    1. Lets Do It, Lets Buy It All - Lets Buy The Empty Land And Leave It Be - Thanx For Checking In Hootin' Anni - Missed Ya

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  9. Your mountain scenery is gorgeous. I almost expected to see Julia Andrews spinning with her arms out and singing. Take care and stay safe.

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    1. So True - You Would Crack Up Counting The Times I Find Myself Singing - And Singing In The Rain - Love Them Both - Many Thanx CJ

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  10. The best thing about canine buddies, apart from the fact they are gorgeous, is that they never let you down 💜 Stunning series of images once again Padre, your composition choices are superb. Loved the weather shots, could almost smell the rain on the hot tar road, better than any perfume. Good luck with this month's goals, I have definitely been working with a purpose these last weeks :)

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    1. You Are So Right - Thank You For The Photo Acknowledgment - Sure Hope My Goals Become Easier With Time As August Has Kick My A$$ - Good On You, A Purpose Serves One Well - Sending Positive Vibes Your Way

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  11. I agree that dogs that are regularly exercised are happy dogs. They enjoy the movement...and it is great they make is move and exercise more. One of heath benefits of having a dog. Love your photos with the dogs.

    Sorry to hear about the moonson weather...that bolt of lighting looks really close.

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    1. Such Happy And Hungry Dogs - Its A Fabulous Motivator - A Number Of Bolts Have FELT Close By - But Its Funny, These Dogs Don't Care What So Ever - So That Helps - Be Well

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    2. they must be cool dogs. When I was renting a room as a student, my landlady's dog would come in my room and climb into my bed every time there were bolts or lighting, it was so funny.

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    3. ..and yes a picture is sometimes worth a thousand words.

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  12. Dogs are such good companions...awesome lightening strike shots...I've been hearing of the rain and I know how welcome it is in that region. My sis has not had to water her grass in a while now!
    That is one of my favorite Doors tunes...I didn't know he was buried in Paris till recently. Sad truth. Hope the rest of your stay there is as good as it has be SOME in congress saying "corporations would have to close their doors if they paid wages of $15 an hr" this is why they can't, because their vacation home is $24 mil. Enjoy yourself.

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    1. Yes & Yes
      So Thankful For The Monsoonal Flow Again - We When Four Years Without It - The Doors - I Am Enjoying The $24 Million Dollar Views - Bliss Out

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  13. ...and some of these are billion dollar pictures.

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  14. My experience has taught me that trail dogs are happy dogs. :-)

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  15. Dearest Travis,
    Wow, you are quite a biker using that single track and really uphill! Noticed your elevation gain on Strava. It is hard work, we both know from our hills here, but the downhill ride is always making up for the sweat.
    Guess humans are also behaving quite different when exercising often in fresh air! People that not yet have discovered that, are missing out on life.
    You are daring for going to use that hot tub! No doubt a fabulous experience, including the downhill ride back to your loyal canines.
    Keep going and enjoy the season as summer is about to wrap it all up once again. We're still enjoying the fresh cherries, summer's best fruits but soon they will be gone...
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Thanx For Following Along - My Miles Are Down But The Hours Are Up - I Enjoy The Climbing These Days As The Downhill Is So Much Faster Than When I Was Younger - Unfortunately , I Just Don't Bounce Like I Used To - Hikers Do Wave , Drivers Couldn't Be Bothered - Fall Is In The Air And The Trees Should Start Turing Soon - I So Appreciate You - Big Hugs

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  16. Such great photos in a beautiful area. The dogs are great companions by the sound of it.

    I cannot imagine any house being worth that much!

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    1. This Place Is Beyond Words - The Pack Are A Joy And A Pain In The A$$ - I Cant Believe How Big The Place Is - It Goes On Forever

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  17. Lovely doggy pics, wish my hubby wasn't scared of them, I'd have two or three! I get my fix when I meet dogs and owners on my walks.
    Great shots of the lightening too.
    Alison

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    1. Bummer - Wish You And The Hubby Had A Better Experience With Dogs - The Lightning Is Stunning - And The Whole House Rumbles With Thunder - So Dig It

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  18. Muy bellos paisajes. Los perros han acabado cansados, de tanta actividad.

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    1. Alguns dias me cansam, mas continuamos continuando - A vida é tão especial - Obrigado por fazer o check-in

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  19. Ich finde es immer wieder toll, wenn man solche Erlebnisse in Bildern festhält. LG Romy

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    1. Das Ausleben der Abenteuer bringt ein Lächeln in mein Herz - Be Well und danke fürs Einchecken

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  20. Earworm!!!

    Yay for normal life coming back. And wow, so many dogs.
    Great shots with the lightnings.

    Wow, a house would be great, huh.
    If you never hear from me again I killed the stomping neighbors from above and sit in jail. A house, a dream.

    What´s a Morning Joe? Positive vibes are always good :-) Big cheers! Great last pic, too.

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    1. The Lightning Around Here Is Incredible - So Cute, Morning Joe, A Term For Drinking Coffee - You So Crack Me Up - Positive Vibes 100%

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  21. Beautiful landscapes and dogs. Have a nice week.

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    1. I So Agree - Beauty Is Everywhere Every Day - Stay Adventurous

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  22. What a wonderful landscape ... I love the green, including summer ... and the crickets are still chirping and as long as that is the case, summer remains.
    Have a great time - keep going.
    Best regards Viola

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    1. So Green And Lush After The Storms - Yes, Crickets Everywhere - Will Continue To Enjoy - So Nice Hearing From Ya - Be Well

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  23. Oh WOW, "Rider's on the Storm"...one of my all time favourite songs!❤❤
    I absolutely adore your stunning photos too, especially the ones of the electrical storm. So incredibly atmospheric!!
    Such beautiful dogs, I just want to reach out and hug them!!😊😊

    Have a great day! xxx

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    1. The Doors Were Clearly A Hit - And The Fact That I Nailed Your Favorite Song Rocks - Those Discharging Clouds Were Beyond Impressive - And The Fact That The Dogs Couldn't Care Less, Perfect Evenings Around Here

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  24. Wow the bolts are amazing great shots
    I love the doggies
    xx

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    1. Yes, A Dear Friend Of Mine Purposed That I Have Them Printed On Canvas - Its In The Back Of My Mind

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  25. Our dogs are super special friends, always ready to show their tenderness and joy.
    Excellent capture of thunderstorms, the location of the photos seems to be very peaceful and very beautiful.
    Wonderful landscapes, I especially liked the last photo.
    Hugs

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    1. Special In So Many Ways - Lucky On The Lightning Strikes - But Fascinating - Now That The Texans Have Headed South, Its A Peace Mountain Again - That Last Shot Was During A Bike Ride Up Washington Glutch - The Entire Ride Was Jaw Droppingly Gorgeous

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  26. One of my favorite songs. Always was a big Doors fan. Stones too, so still morning over Charlie. Super job capturing the lightning bolts!

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    1. The Doors Was A Hit By All - Stoked You Enjoyed As Well - My Uncle Sent Me The Text About Charlie And It Really Hit Me Hard - I Not Totally Sure Way But It Did - Thanx For Checking Out The Blog Again And I Just Knew You Would Dig Those Bolts - Have A Fantastic Weekend

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    1. Estou muito feliz que você tenha gostado das minhas fotos - Você tem sido um amigo fiel ao longo dos anos - Muito obrigado

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  28. Whenever I see houses that are selling for ridiculous amounts of money, I always think--who needs that much house? And what did that person do to make so much money? I personally don't think it's right that people who do an honest day's work get paid so little, while some guy who's 'making money' gets his rewards. We're up at the lake and some of these lake homes are ridiculous, sitting next to the typical little cabins that used to line the shores. I'm content with what I have. All that money seems so complicated, right?

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    1. Yup , Its Absurd For Sure - And Who Wants To Clean That Place - And Who NEEDS Two Hot Tubs - I'm Happy Using Just The One - HA - Be Well Little W

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  29. Have a nice weekend ! The movie A star is born is one of my favorites. Bradley Cooper and Lady gaga.

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    1. Outstanding And Thank You - Happy Friday Caroline - Be Well

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  30. That's a ridiculous amount of money for a home. I'm not sure that I would ever feel comfortable having that much money where I could afford something on that scale, but to each their own, I suppose.
    The lightning and dark skies and mountains... oh my! What a beautiful view. Stay safe and dry out there Padre!

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    1. Totally - And How Does One Keep It Clean - The Monsoons Have Been A Joy To Witness - Those Storms Roll In So Swiftly With Minimal Effort - Fast And Reckless

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  31. Wow, those are amazing lightening shots. I have yet to ever get one on film-someday.And we've been having rain all summer-or really hot weather-eeks. It's like being in Costa Rica. Those mountain shots are gorgeous, and those pups. They make me happy. Paws up for sure. hugs-Erika

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    1. Oh The Tropics, How I Miss Thee - Waking Up Surrounded By Mountain Ranges And Pups, Ideal In So Many Ways - Pleased You Stopped By And Continued On Happy - Makes My Heart Happy

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  32. Wow! These pictures are so beautiful and love those amazing lightening shots.Wonderful Post! Have a great weekend!
    Rampdiary | Fineartandyou | Beautyandfashionfreaks 

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    1. The Lightning Has Been A Gem - Thanx For Checking Them Out And Last Weekend Went Well - Sending Positive Vibes

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  33. Beautiful post from You!

    wish you a happy weekend!

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    1. Last Weekend Was Highly Entertaining - Thank You And Take Care

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  34. I love seeing all those pictures of wilderness, the mountains and meadows and wildflowers. It's encouraging to think there are still somewhat wild places. (Even if they do contain the occasional $30 million house!) Love the pics of the pooches sleeping on and next to the chair. Good dogs!

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    1. The Wildflowers Were So Vivid And Alive - The Monsoon Rains This Year Made All The Difference - Down In GJ, We Went Four Summers Without The Rains, What A Bummer - These Dogs Are Full Of Character And Such Unique Personalities - Happy Dogs Are Well Exercised Dogs - Which In Turn, GOOD Dogs - Be Well Brother Reed

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  35. Lovely dogs. Good for them with such an active man 😊 !!! Beautiful photos!!!

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    1. Great Dogs - I Am Trying My Best To Keep Up With Them - Thanx For The Vibes

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  36. music changes my entire day!! the dogs look very happy, each with their own "spot" - they are lucky to have you!! the images of the "monsoon" are spectacular, i am not good at photographing lighting, i always seem to be one second late!!

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    1. So Agreed - Musical Soundtracks Are A Game Changer - Second Early, Second Late, As Long As We Are Alive - Be Well Debbie

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  37. You have great pack of dogs. I'm sure, they gave you much joy and love <3

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    1. A Wonderful Pack Until Its Sleepy Time - Will Enjoy The Love

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    1. Esses cachorros são lindos - Claro que gosto de passear com eles - Fique bem e obrigado pelas vibrações positivas

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