Friday, December 19, 2008

Places left behind - Les endroits qu'on quitte

The main (well really the only thing) I'm going to miss of London was taking the monsters to the Park every day. The slide show is called Hyde Park but really we almost always were on the Kensington Gardens side which is Franzi's favorite (the quite lionish looking one on the left and also the older one of the two) and actually mine too. As for Myrka on the right, I have a clear memory of slipping into the Circular Pond while trying to reach for her when she fell in as the cutest four month-old puppy you've ever seen . Luckily, it was late in June that year so I simply got up with her and walked out with a helping hand from A., completely soaked from the waist down but warm enough to just walk back to the car.

Ig & Oog aka Franzi & Myrka


Can you spot a furry creature in the middle of one of these photos? Franzi is getting old now (12) so she rarely runs after one unless she thinks he's really within reach, but Myrka...oh Myrka (3), you just make a little clicking noise with your tongue and off she runs with the folly of youth without any idea where she's headed but certain that there is a squirrel nearby making that noise.

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If it weren't so cold in the late fall and early winter season we would have spent more time there every day, but usually by mid-October it becomes a brutally windy, rainy place and since Franzi doesn't walk very quickly anymore, you get chilled quite quickly ambling around. It's still quite lovely though. That and Richmond Park where you can see all the deer. Some time I'll post some pictures from a walk we took there last summer. For now I leave you with a reflection.

Reflections

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10 comments:

ejm said...

beautiful sky shot. There's something really wonderful about being able to see the structure of the branches without the leaves in the way.

Wanna B Thin 2 said...

Great pictures!

Heather said...

The tree shot looks ethereal; that's a remarkable picture.

Stacy said...

Definitely a remarkable picture!

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous pups and gorgeous pics. London really knows how to do parks...

denie heppner said...

again with the comment for Haiti... ;)

Kat said...

Great pictures!

Sari said...

I love London parks. Hyde Park is my favourite for picnics! :)

Anonymous said...

comment comment. thanks for the good work.

Ted said...

Leaving a comment for Haiti.

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