Thursday, April 6, 2017

three dogs, two people, one mesa









Yes, that IS an ornament. I found it in an old Navajo sheep camp!


My first watercolor. Please be kind. :)





I don't want to go home!
We almost didn't go. We almost let our fears over Durango's ability to do/not do anything strenous stop us.
But we knew, we knew, if the dogs aren't happy, nobody's happy. 
And with that in mind, we spent a glorious five days on the mesa.

22 comments:

  1. I love seeing the puppies out running, playing in the water and the mud. To cute. Looks like they had a blast. Great finds, esp on the ornament. I would probably have found a small tree to stick it on...haha. As for the watercolor. Great job, probably better than I could do, although I paint I have never used watercolors. Nice hearing from you today.

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    1. Lucky thoroughly enjoyed herself....it was her first time in the pools on the mesa.
      And thanks for your comment on the watercolor!
      I kept the ornament. It was just so sweet. I plan to put it on my own Xmas tree!

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  2. I love Pinto's watercolor! That is great! You really captured Pinto:-) Love it when you visit the mesa and we get to share in the beauty. Those mountains... just love that view. Durango looks like he had a great time. Such a handsome gentleman he is. Pinto is sooooo cute! And Lucky...I don't know how you deal with all the energy. Wonderful finds. Love the little jawbone and little ornament. Funny what you find out and about. Thank you for sharing as always!

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    1. Thanks, Sheree. From the watercolor to the energetic pup to the strange finds, we all had a good time! Durango is doing much better than we could have hoped for....I know he loves these trips to the mesa.
      xx

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  3. Wonderful post, great photos, you can see the joy and happiness in your words.
    Xo
    Dagmar

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  4. Pools!!! Better than Glenwood Springs! (Waaay better)
    Oh boy, what a time. If in doubt, ALWAYS go Sagey...you know that.
    I picture a sheepwagon strung with little ornaments at Christmas time.
    Someone got creative with that lid. EB? (Edgar Beaufort) Hehe made up shepherd name. :D
    Those are the kinds of roads I have to avoid.
    Hey, your watercolor is unique. I like deliberate brush strokes. And the colors you chose are really really pretty!
    Did you stay in a cabin somewhere or sleep in the rig or camp?
    That last picture, I'm trying to figure out that comfy "nest."
    There's a lot of love and happiness in your images, like Dagmar said. The whole post exudes "It's great to be alive and out on our mesa!"
    x

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    1. Waaaaaaay better than Glenwood. ;)
      Now you've got me thinking...I might want my own sheep wagon strung with ornaments. Maybe I could channel EB!
      And that road...it's the only way out to the mesa. We just put the truck in 4WD and plow through the mud.
      Thanks for your way too kind words on the watercolor. I'm no Grandma Moses of the mesa yet! (Maybe someday...)
      And we stayed in town this time. It was way too cold to camp. Pinto's little nest was her last ditch holdout on the day we had to leave. She bunched a sheet around herself and refused to leave the bed! (Smart dog.)
      xx

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  5. The dogs enjoying themselves on the Mesa make me smile! Happy weekend to you!!

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  6. such beautiful happy pups - and that sky! I'm in love with that sky!

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    1. I know! Sometimes I stop and look at that sky and I cannot believe it's real!

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  7. Happiness x5! Breathtaking and breath-giving at the same time.
    x

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  8. So wonderful!! And I'll bet Durango had a blast!! Love the ornament. Did you leave it or take it with you? I definitely would've taken it. : ) xo

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    1. Ye, I kept the ornament! I plan to hang it on my own Xmas tree as a reminder of our time on the mesa.
      xx

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  9. This batch of photos feels joyous and full and heavy with love. I'm so glad you went.
    A letter to you soon, at long last.
    p.s. fear not, your first water color is lovely! It's a fun medium, and I'm enjoying it as well.
    xx

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    1. These days, our lives are filled with love. (We're glad we went too.) As Durango would say--if he could talk--and he CAN talk--take it one day at a time. Live in the moment. And fill every moment with love.
      You do know now you simply have to post photos of your own watercolor masterpieces!
      xx

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  10. i love everything EVERYTHING about this post!!
    dogs! watercolour! rusty metal! shiny stuff!

    xx

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    1. The perfect recipe for an awesome week on the mesa!
      xx

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  11. your time spent on the mesa looks absolutely fabulous ~ and your 3 sweet fur babies look so content and happy xo love your watercolour!

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    1. Thanks for the watercolor comment....I can't wait to try to figure the medium out a little more!

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