Tuesday, September 02, 2008


Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

We did lots of fun things this weekend, but the most relaxing thing we did was take the canoe out for a paddle. We stuck close to home at Green Turtle Pond. It was a beautiful morning—warm and sunny without being either too humid or too warm. The lake was calm and still. The only sound was the splash of our paddles as we made are way around the perimeter.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

It’s a nice leisurely workout. Sometimes we just sit and float, watching the sun dance on the water.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

The wooden hull of the canoe slips silently and effortlessly through the water. We always draw quite a bit of attention in our beautiful canoe. People going by in other canoes or boats always ask if we made it. We tell them, no, but a good friend did—aren’t we lucky to own such a thing of beauty?

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Just as we rounded the corner at the end of our journey we heard a great deal of splashing going on. We decided to see just what was making so much noise.

It was a dog.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

At first we couldn’t tell if he was chasing a ball that his owner was throwing out in the water or what. He was sure having fun diving and splashing.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

It soon became obvious that he wasn’t chasing anything. He was entertaining himself by diving down and creating flumes of water that he then tried catching in his mouth.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

It was the funniest thing we have ever seen. Every time he got out of the water his owner sent him back in to play some more. I could not resist taking photos.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

There’s a dog in there somewhere!

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Meet Tommy-Boy. His owner thinks he might be part pit bull and part lab. Definitely a water dog at heart.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

And so ended another enjoyable paddle around our local pond.


It’s very enjoyable to see a dog having fun in the water!  It was a great weekend weatherwise around here, too.  I am always surprised at how soon fall comes to the Rockies, though.

Yep, the Bandit is a motorcycle.  It was my B in the abc-along.

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