September 15, 2014

Wow! Looks like we’ll have a nice week in the weather department. Of course, we did have to have a small thundershower this afternoon, which I didn’t enjoy. But, I did enjoy the great weather for most of the day, and I did enjoy the wildflowers.

George was enjoying a beautiful morning six years ago on Portrait Rock.

Me, I spent time in my bed out on the patio, enjoying the sun.

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September14, 2014

So what did I do today?

Well, my most favorite time was in the evening as Karen made her great lasagna. Bark about the best!!! It was even better eating it :-)

Earlier in the day we took a hike at Gateway Mesa.


It’s not a bad spot to hike, but I sure wish there could have been more rabbits. Not that I didn’t see any today cuz they’re right outside Karen’s door all day long.

Early rising George catching the sunrise in 2009 on Red Canyon Rim Trail.

What a handsome guy!

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September 13, 2014

Whew! The snow is gone and this morning was bright and crisp and wonderful.

Karen picked out a new toy for me, a squeaky rabbit!

Dog oh dog, do I love this toy!!!!!

How about me in action catching Rascally Rabbit?
Here it comes.

What a snag!!!!

Back to Earth!

Yup the judge would give a perfect 10 for this catch!

Yup, I love my squeaky rabbit.

Excellent day all around. I enjoyed the sun when we went to see Sota. And we had burgers on the grill for dinner.

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September 12, 2014

What the hell? Tell me it can’t be!!!!

Bark about unfair. Yup, unfair is right.

I need a pizza to soothe me (and keep me warm).

At least George had a great day n 2007 at the Red Rocks.

Sigh…hope winter doesn’t come back for a long time.

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September 11, 2014

Gloomy, misty day today. Wasn’t a good day for being outside. And to make matters worse, Karen had to go to the dentist in the afternoon, so I was pining for her.

“What’s that? What’s that?…She’s home!!!!!”

Yeah, I like my Karen and my dad around, I’ll woof you.

Our big change this week was switching over to a flat screen TV and changing the Internet over to Comcast. The flat screen TV is pretty good when it’s HD.

But I still like the colors of our Sony tube up in Edgemont.
As for Comcast, two paws down. Yeah, they sure don’t live up to their promises. 50mbps, right, whatever. We were lucky to get 3mbps today.

George sure didn’t have those type of problems. Nope he was busy enjoying the outdoors in 2006. Any planes coming?

Of course not! It’s Edgemont.

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September 10, 2014

Lots of rain in the early morning to get Lake Sapphire all filled up.

Come noon the day really got nice. Like the blue sky?

And bark about that the Asters sure are looking nice!

We had one of the few clear evenings I’ve seen in Castle Rock. Even better, Karen made a great Chicken Marsala dish. Bark about good!

George was appreciating the Gayfeather flowers in 2008.

Who’s that handsome basset behind those flowers?

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September 09, 2014

It’s not just the planes flying overhead in Castle Rock for something different from Edgemont…

(there goes a United plane now)

It’s all those rabbits hanging out at Karen’s doorstep.

Yahoo!!!!

Doesn’t it figure as soon as we are back those darn thunderstorms come again in the afternoon. Blah!

George and his wildflowers on Windsong Rise.

Always a great time!

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September 08, 2014

One thing about Castle Rock.

There sure are a lot of planes flying overhead. There goes a Southwest plane now.

Nice morning for a jog and nice morning for reacquainting myself with my favorite spots around Karen’s house.

It wasn’t just on September 07, 2007 that saw George enjoying the sunset at the airport. September 08, 2007 was pretty good too.

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September 07, 2014

Time for that long ride back to Castle Rock. Here I am at the US20 – I25 rest area, looking forward to a Subway sandwich when we get to Wheatland.

I rode with Karen in Lulu, since I’m fond of the comforts of Lulu and know Karen will bring forth the treats ;-)

After the trip and dinner, all I could think about was getting in my bed.

These long drives aren’t easy on me.

Dog oh dog…here are a couple of dad’s favorite George photos taken at the airport in 2007.

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September 06, 2014

Got a little train action on this fine morning.

Once again I can’t decide if I should use DxO Pro:

or Sony Image Converter.

We went to Cheyenne Valley View later in the morning.
Pretty darn nice with the wildflowers and the blue sky.

Karen and I look pretty good together with the stupendous view in the background. Don’t you think?

Then it was on to the Wild Horse Sanctuary for another photo tour. The Spanish Mustangs were loving the water again.

Did I write this yesterday? George, George, George!

Always love George and his sunrises.

Tomorrow we head for Castle Rock.

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September 05, 2014

Kinda of a good day for hanging inside.

Not that we were inside all the time. I’ve went for my run and dad had a a lot of work with the Edgement team posters, so we were out of the house printing those up.
And we went to visit Gene and Agnes!
And then there’s time for a break outside for Karen, though it was pretty dark when I took this shot. Don’t blow this one up because it’s at 12,800 ISO, but Karen sure looks beautiful in the light.

George, George, George!

George and his moon shots!!! September 05, 2006.

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September 04, 2014

Nice to be back in my own lawn for a snooze in the morning after my jog.

Love the sun shining on me.

And of course I got to see my buddy Gene at the library.

Whew! Bark about George looking good at the airport in 2007.

Dad does miss those airport evenings with George.

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September 03, 2014

Another fine morning on the deck at the cabin. A little chilly so I got my bed out as the sun came out.

Soon it warmed up and it was pretty darn nice.

Out in the fields of the Black Horse Wild Horse Sanctuary there’s a lot of Gumweed. Makes for a nice photo.

Sid and his band came over to ask what I was doing.

But I don’t share my camera secrets :-)
Then it was back home to Edgemont for the rest of the day.

George was catching the early morning sun on Red Canyon Rim Trail in 2009.

2009 was like this year, usually cloudy with below normal temperatures.

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September 02, 2014

Rise and shine to a beautiful morning at the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary cabin!

Love the porch.

Dad had another tour. I went along.

In the evening we watched the horses in the sunset. Honey is always beautiful no matter the time of day.

And what a nighttime view from the cabin porch!

That’s moonlight on the canyon wall. Wow!

Woofing of wow! A photo doesn’t get much better than this!

George on Windsong Rise catching the sunrise in 2007.

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September 01, 2014

Karen drove us to Igloo Bridge this morning. Come to find out that the road is closed as is the bridge. Guess it’s getting too old. I did walk on it, but I wonder how much longer it will be around.

And doesn’t it figure there were no trains as we waited.

Dad had a photo tour in the afternoon so it was onto the Wild Horse Sanctuary.

Karen and Sierra had a great time playing chase!

And an even better time was staying in the cabin at the Wild Horse Sanctuary! Bark about comfort.

It’s got a great porch too.

Dad just loves this one of George in 2006.

How can he not love it?!!!

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August 31, 2014

Great morning for some ball playing at the airport.

I’m pretty good at this game.

Dog oh dog, you just got to love the Gumweed this year. It’s looking grand.

Just like me :-)

We took another early afternoon trip to the Wild Horse Sanctuary.

Then the storms came in and scared the poop right out of me. Jeez, it’s been a bad year for storms.

George had a quiet day back in 2008. Great day for taking a dip in the Fall River.

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August 30, 2014

Beautiful morning to enjoy the flowers at the airport.

Beautiful morning to enjoy the Gold Rocks.

And a beautiful early afternoon to enjoy the Spanish Mustangs.

Then it had to bring in the clouds.

George’s day five years ago on Howling Rock looked cloudy, but George still caught the sunrise.

Sweet!

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August 29, 2014

Dog oh dog, the clouds sure moved in fast this morning after the clear night. I got some sunning in, however.

Dick and Betty came by to say goodbye to me as they were taking the old Chevy and Dick’s homemade trailer on a trip to Idaho.

Betcha they get a lot of looks as they travel down the road.

In the evening it cleared up. Yea!!! We all went over to the Wild Horse Sanctuary. Karen and Sierra and I had a powwow. Karen and Sierra are the best!

George and his sunrises! Gotta love’em!

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August 28, 2014

Another day with crappy weather. I took advantage of the sun when I could. How about showing you what state I’m in.

I got just enough sun towards evening for a shot of these locomotives in the Edgemont yard.

Nice lineup.

I’ll woof to you that the sunset was pretty nice!

George had one of those foggy, moisture laden mornings in 2007.

He stopped for some photos after his jog on Basset Back Ridge.

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August 27, 2014

The bad weather started moving in today. We got some sun.

Even enough sun to checkout the airport.

But the sun wouldn’t stay out long.

George had a gloomy day back in 2007, but it didn’t stop him from looking great.

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August 26, 2014

Yup, here I am at the Edgemont house. Gotta a ball to play with.

Hey, I need Karen in the picture.

We brought from Colorado this huge Sony Trinitron television (you know, tube technology). It’s a beast of a television, but the colors are superb.

In afternoon I got some motorcycle riding in.

Not much of that this year, so I felt pretty good getting out on it.

George was giving his best wide angle lens pose off of Old Hwy 18 in 2008.

Makes you smile, right?

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August 25, 2014

Hey, a nice day in Edgemont so dad and I got on the motorcycle. Yippee! Karen came along. She and I look pretty good together on the motorcycle, don’t ya think?

Karen took some shots of yours truly doing his motorcycle cool riding.

Yup, back in Edgemont. I got to see Gene and get lots of treats around town. It’s good to be back for a while.

Gotta love George on Howling Rock in 2009.

Nothing better than a good basset photo.

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August 24, 2014

I’m on the road again!! Sing it, sing it Porter.

Yup, we got on our way to Edgemont.

This horse statue at the rest area near Fort Collins is pretty cool.

Too bad about the broken leg.

We always stop in Wheatland for a bite to eat. It’s my favorite part of the ride :-)

This time we ate at the A&W. Karen got me a pork tenderloin sandwich. Yum.

Come evening we were near Edgemont and stopped on the Old Hwy 85 for a break.

Welcome back to Edgemont!

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August 23, 2014

Not a bad morning for getting out and wandering around. You might think that it’s pretty rocky near Karen’s house.

But you have to walk a ways for that, so I cheat by practicing my climbing skills on a boulder near by.

We went to visit Sota later in the morning. Hey look at that sky.

Wow! Always love blue sky.

Dad was a lazy bum and hung out in the sun.

He would have been better off chasing rabbits with me.

George’s evening at the airport in 2007 was another picture posing at its best.

Arrrhhhoo-oo!

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August 22, 2014

Rather a gloomy day today. It was a good day to get close to the world with a basset’s eye.

That would be my eye if you are wondering.

Maybe I’ll get more photos, but for now here’s a basset eye’s view of a spider munching on a fly.

I’m not big on flies, so go get’em spider.

What with the clouds moving in on this day in 2007, George was keeping a basset’s close eye on the ground at the airport.

I wonder if he saw anything cool like I did.

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August 21, 2014

If you go for a walk to the playground near Karen’s house, you have to go through the courtyard first.

Then it’s travel northwest along Sapphire Pointe Rd.

Dad and I took a detour through the gully near the playground.

Then it’s the playground.

I don’t play at the playground, but the grass sure is nice and it’s near the Prairie Dog village. Yup lots of good smells.

More thunder this afternoon. Dog oh dog…

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August 20, 2014

Rumor has it we’ll be going to Edgemont this weekend. Guess Rover will get a ride home.

I’ll miss Rover. We sure got along well…um, except for those really bumpy off road excursions.

George and his motorcycle and watching trains.

Doesn’t get any better than this for a fine evening seven years ago.

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August 19, 2014

Yeah, those thunderboomers in the afternoon just keep coming.

Dog oh dog, was the thunder loud this afternoon.

You got to appreciate the mornings all the more when it’s this way.

Bark about a great meal Karen made for me!!!! Chicken with balsamic oil and honey and pasta with spinach souffle and cheese! Yum! I’m drooling just thinking about that feast.

Bark about a cool dog!!!

Yeah, George, always the cool guy.
August 19, 2009

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August 18, 2014

Sun and blue sky…

and wildflowers in the morning.

So, why does it have to storm here every afternoon. I’d sure like to have a quiet week, in other words no storms.

Dad cooked up Kobe style burgers on the grill this evening. I’ll woof to you that I sure like them, and by that time the sky had settled down.

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August 17, 2014

What did I do today?

The usual treat gathering and food gathering (highly successful, I might add). For something different, I took a look at a car show here in Castle Rock. Considering the expensive cars on the streets around, it should come as no surprise that there were some darn expensive cars at the car show.
How about this 65 AC Cobra?

And woof oh woof, here’s a rare one.

That’s a 1950 Allard J2 with a Chrysler hemi engine in it.

It was too hot on my paws to stay on that pavement for long, but I did see the best cars of the show.
Naturally it stormed in the afternoon. Never quits with that around here.

I do miss Sylvan Lake, especially when I see photos of George at Sylvan Lake.

August 17, 2007

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August 16, 2014

Nice morning to practice treat catching in the courtyard.
I’m ready!

Here it comes!

Gotta it!

Not a bad late morning for singing with the flowers too.
Ahem!

Sing it Porter!!!

Dad didn’t have as much fun as I did since he managed to boink his Kindle and break the thing. He did buy a new one that day, but you got to admit, my dad’s a klutz.

George and those August 2007 evenings at the airport.

The good life.

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August 15, 2014

So how do I look better? With 640mm…

or 18mm?

Either way I’m feeling darn happy today because Karen came home last night. Yippeee!!!! Needless to woof, I’ve been using extraordinary beseeching treat looks today to make up for the days she was not here:-)
Our nice morning and early afternoon gave way to those darn thunderstorms of late afternoon. They just never stop.

George’s morning was pretty darn nice on this day in 2007, but come early evening the thunderstorms had moved in. “What me worry!”

Wish I was as brave as George.

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August 14, 2014

Sigh…I still miss Karen! Even the wildflowers couldn’t cheer me up.


Dog oh dog, am I ever going to give her a big welcome when she gets home!!!!

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August 13, 2014

Depressing day today for this Porter Basset. Karen left on a business trip. I felt like I was carrying the weight of the moon on my mood.

I got so upset that I got sick to my tummy. Dad tried to cheer me up but it’s darn tough, cuz I miss her. Sigh..

George had a wonderful hike five years ago to this day on Red Canyon Rim Trail. He got up on Howling Rock to view the rising shining on the High Plains.

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August 12, 2014

Here’s the Sony RAW processing from the Sony NEX-7.

What about that sky? (And what about that BASSET?:-)

Then I tried the same thing with lots of color from flowers and such.
Sony RAW processing:

Dx0 Pro RAW processing:

Hmmm-m the Sony RAW processing has a different blue sky color in this photo compared to me and the sky alone.
Did I woof how weird digital camera colors are?

Yum! We had that terrific pot roast from the Castle Cafe this evening!

George, George, George!!!!

He wasn’t scared of thunderstorms. As a matter of fact he enjoyed watching them.
August 12, 2007

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