May 22, 2014

What a great evening at the Wild Horse Sanctuary! Karen and I got a lot of great photos. And dad took some great photos of me in the wonderful lighting.

As usual, all the horses wanted to visit with me.

I’m a popular guy!

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May 21, 2014

Gloomy day for most of the day. Good day for taking it easy on my chair.

But when the sun came out, Porter Basset was out too!

And bark about some beautiful lighting just as the sun was setting.


Pretty darn nice, don’t you think?

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May 20, 2014

Cloudy day with rain in the evening (dad will tell you that he got rained on during the early evening photo tour). I did get a hint of sunshine while dad took me in Rover…

for a hotdog!

Yippee!!!!

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May 19, 2014

Dad had a tour this morning at the Wild Horse Sanctuary. Sierra was looking darn beautiful in the mustard flowers.

I sure was glad when dad got home. He took me to see this train.

You know, we haven’t done enough train watching lately.

Later we went to Primrose Trail for more wildflower photos.

Gromwell anyone?

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May 18, 2014

Yup, in Edgemont again and yup, at the Ears to Wind Ridge Goldpea, which was at its best.


I look pretty darn good too!

We spent almost the whole day at the Wild Horse Sanctuary. How about Tater Tot moving through the Goldpea?

She’s a sweetheart.

Those rescue horses sure in a running mood that afternoon.

I’d like to run with them.

And barking of sweethearts, you just can’t beat Sierra.

Right, Karen?

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May 17, 2014

On the road to Edgemont! Good thing we stopped at Einstein Bagels for some treats on the road.

In Lusk we stopped for a photo of “The Buddies” standing in front of the library.

Cool statue.

And on Primrose Trail the lighting couldn’t be beat as we were five minutes from the house. Wildflowers anyone?

Love the Wallflower.

The ants do too.

Karen got into the action too. She gave me some pointers.

Someday I’ll be a master basset photographer!

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May 16, 2014

So what does a Porter Basset like better, butter or yogurt?

No contest! Butter!

Dad and I took some time with the wildflowers at Sota’s place this morning. One last Pasqueflower was blooming.

And the False Dandelions are all over the place.

Nice morning for wandering around.
We leave for Edgemont tomorrow morning.

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May 15, 2014

Oh the trials and tribulations of camera lenses. I’m kinda thinking that the 70-200mm lens is having problems focusing. Dad and I messed with it today on the 5D II trying to set the microadjustment.

Not much depth of field so it’s sure easy to focus on the wrong thing. Got my eyes this time.

Got my nose this time.


Can’t have both together at f/5.

It’s been brutal getting the lens to focus on my eyes consistently.

Did in this photo, but plenty more were sent to the trash bin.

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May 14, 2014

The snowstorm sure knocked the heck out of the fruit trees. So much for this year’s blossoms in Colorado.

But the snow is melting rapidly (of course, it’s almost summer, so it should…I mean, how much more snow we gonna get?). Dad got out his bicycle. He rode while Karen entertained me with treats. I do think dad should let me go with him!

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May 13, 2014

You could look up at the sky and think it was a nice spring day.

The ground told a different story, however.

I think we need a recall on this spring…and the winter too.

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May 12, 2014

Dog oh dog, can you believe this?!!!!

You gotta wonder about the High Plains anymore.

It sure likes rotten weather.

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May 11, 2014

Back in Colorado and what the hey?!!!!!!

Wish the weather gods would be nice sometime.

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May 10, 2014

It was goodbye to Edgemont this morning. I got one last Kodak moment with the Goldpea.

Started out to be a nice day for our trip to Castle Rock. How about this shot near Lance Creek, WY?

Yeah, pretty nice alright. Good treats on the trip too!

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May 09, 2014

Bark about, this is more like it!!! A Ponderosa Sky morning.

Dad and I had a great time running on Windsong Rise.

Hey, do you remember this photo of George from May 01, 2007?

Well, here’s me today. Glad the sun and wildflowers were cooperating.

You gotta love the dew on the Star Lilies on a morning like this.

And it’s always great to see Pronghorns!

Hey, do you remember this photo of George from May 10, 2007?

I had to get the same photo today in the same spot on Ears to the Wind Ridge.

Make that two photos.

Yup, this spot will always be with dad and his fondest memories.

Towards evening we all packed into to Rover to head over to the Wild Horse Sanctuary, where I found…you guessed it…more wildflowers.

Gotta love these kind of days!

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May 08, 2014

Lighting, lighting, lighting! Especially when the Goldenpea is gorgeous.

Yup, love the lighting in this photo.

Dad had a photo tour in the rain today. I stayed home, thank goodness. Stupid rain.

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May 07, 2014

Not a good day to be outside here in Edgemont. But the Goldenpea…fantastic!!!


Best year yet for the Goldenpea.

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May 06, 2014

We went to George’s Pasqueflower Patch today. Yahoo! Most of the Pasqueflowers were long gone but in the deepest part there were some beauties.

You know, you got to take your time eyeballing these beautiful wildflowers for the best photos. For example, get down close…

Did I woof get down close?

Then you’re ready for some shots as master photographer Karen shows.

I’m hoping to have better Pasqueflower photos next year.

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May 05, 2014

Back in Edgemont again! Dad and I went up Elbow Canyon road for a jog on Windsong Rise. The Goldenpea couldn’t be beat!

Nice jog too.

We were kinda late for the Pasqueflowers on Windsong Rise Descent, but they were still blooming.

At lunch I got to see my buddy Gene for the first time in a month and half.

Later on we went to the Wild Horse Sanctuary so I could see my friends there and watch the antics of these two wild ones.

Of course, Sierra came to greet us right away and hung with us for a long time. Karen decided Sierra was ready to learn to use a camera.

She’s a smart girl, so we expect great photos from her.

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May 04, 2014

Road trip back to Edgemont today! Traveling sure makes a basset hungry. I could have eaten everything out of this McDonald’s semi.

Back in the car the food was right there in front of my nose, but did I get enough?

No way!!!

In Wheatland we stopped for lunch. I found this old tractor, but I couldn’t get the thing going.

Would have made for a nice ride at the Wild Horse Sanctuary :-)

In Guernsey, we stopped to look at the Oregon Trail wagon ruts.

And we looked at Register Cliff.

I’ll admit to you that I was somewhat bored by all the history.

But no complaints about the walking around.

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May 03, 2014

Oh wow! Is this awesome or what?!!!

Karen designed these magnetic cars signs. You can’t beat’em.

Clouds and some sun today. Karen got to ride Sota, which was great to see.

Sota, like me, is getting to be an old guy, so he’s not into the riding scene too much anymore. But you got to admit that Karen and Sota look good together.

Barking of looking good, the Pasqueflowers at Larry and Nancy’s place were pretty good.

They’re so beautiful you can taste them!

Can’t complain about the Star Lilies either.

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May 02, 2014

Bark about you complain about this!

Yup Goldenpea under a Ponderosa sky.

Did I woof you can’t complain about this?

Nope, you sure can’t! Warmer today too, but I’ve gone through enough cold weather this winter that I’m sure it can change back to winter any time.

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May 01, 2014

Yeah, I’m never gonna get the profusion of wildflowers I’m used this spring, but the fruit trees sure are numerous.

Gotta admit, they look darn nice with the sun and blue skies.

How about this? Puma Ridge?

Lol! Show me those pumas! All I see are McMansions.

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April 30, 2014

Blue skies, give me some of those blue skies!

Wildflowers, give me some of those wildflowers!

Good way to start out the day…

don’t ya think?

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April 29, 2014

Bark about a windy jog!

It isn’t exactly warm either, but woof!, there was sun.

As for wildflowers…

I’m still hunting them down. Guess there won’t be as many here as in the Elk Horn Mountains, but the sun sure is nice :-)

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April 28, 2014

Well, this is more like it.

Some sun! Arrhh-oo-oo!

Gotta admit the scenery in some spots on our jog is pretty darn spectacular on a nice morning.

That would be Pikes Peak in the background if you’re wondering.

The Goldenpea is already past peak.

Wish I would have had more time to appreciate them.

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April 27, 2014

What a miserable day to be outside! Cloudy, windy, rainy, cold…blah. So what’s a basset to do? Stay warm in the bed Karen gave to me!

Perfect place on this day.

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April 26, 2014

What a beautiful morning for a hike at Dawson’s Butte. Karen was so nice to take me!

It wasn’t just the beautiful weather either, cuz there were Pasqueflowers blooming along the trail.

Karen found some Columbine for me too!

And what’s this stuff?

Karen told me it’s called rabbit ears. Pretty cool, though I like the REAL rabbits out her front door better.

In the afternoon we went to the Great Escape Mustang Sanctuary. Yup, got to spend some time with the mustangs. I miss my buddies at the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary.

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April 25, 2014

Bet you didn’t know there are waterfalls all around here at Cutter’s Ridge. Like at the entrance where…


there are four waterfalls, two on each side of the road. I’ll woof you they’re not natural waterfalls. When it gets hot they’ll still be worth the cool down.

Dog oh dog, begging for treats all day long, chasing rabbits and prairie dogs, and getting treats from the kids around here sure does tire this Porter Basset right out. The landing on the stairs is a great place for a nap cuz I’m close to the kitchen and Karen’s office when sleeping here. Smart dog that I am!

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April 24, 2014

Can you believe this?!!! More snow!

It wasn’t around long on this beautiful day, that did turn into a spring day. The wildflowers enjoyed the moisture. I even found some Goldenpea.

In more than one spot too!

Now this is spring, right here in this photo.

May the snow stay away!

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April 23, 2014

Beautiful sky this morning with a nice breeze.

Kinda warm on our jog, but I managed.

I also managed to find some Bluebells!


Arrhhh-oo-oo-o!

Love these little guys.

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April 22, 2014

Well, this sure is a sign of spring, some blossoms on the trees.

Mind you, I find the fire hydrant far more interesting, but I do welcome the flowers.

Dog oh dog, do I ever love the dog bed Karen bought for me. Combine the dog bed with a full length door window, and I’ll woof you it’s as good as it gets without being outside!

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April 21, 2014

There are some spots close to Cutter’s Ridge where I can almost pretend I’m in the country.

Almost, but those McMansions pop up in the distance.

Believe or not the Prairie Dogs live right next to a small park with playground.

There’s one now!!!!

Sure would like to catch one!

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April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

We went for a drive to one of the lakes around Castle Rock.

Nice day for it.

Karen had her camera out.

Whoa! Gotta like this shot of a pelican in mid-flight.

And there was a Kodak moment of Karen and me.

I got down low for these wildflowers.

Still need to see more wildflowers. I’m missing them. I wonder how George’s Pasqueflower Patch is doing.

In the evening, well, how about this? A beautiful rainbow.

Nice day for this Porter Basset.

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April 19, 2014

I gotta tell you that this was treat sorta day! My favorite kind.

Yup, Karen was way generous with the treats.

Yum!

Even Sota got in on the action of treats!

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April 18, 2013

Here I am in Lulu, Karen’s car.

Lulu’s a champ at carting Porter Bassets around. And the best part of Lulu rides is the food and treats!

There it is! A rascally rabbit right in front of Karen’s house.

Alas, I didn’t catch it. I’ll keep trying.

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