Monday, September 25, 2006

Worth A Second Look

A wonderful weekend in Gloucester, VA at the RDOC Agility Trial. A special thanks to Nelson and Emily for hosting the event. I saw something I haven't seen before - a bulldog running agility! Definately worth a second look!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Monday, September 18, 2006

Faster Than A Speeding Bullet

Had a great weekend in Warrenton. Thanks to the PVBSC and Warrenton Clubs for having us. Border Collies always amaze me in terms of their superhuman (supercanine) speed and agility. Here's one of supercanine taking a tire jump. Awesome!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Bigger Is Not Always Better

We were up in PA a couple of weekes ago doing hunt tests with Spinner. We spent a couple of days at Bushkill Falls on the eastern end of the state. Very pretty place and some great hiking. Although there are some very big falls here, I really liked the smaller pools along the river that fed the bigger falls. I guess sometimes bigger is not always better.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Thanks To The Agility Club Of Chatham VA

Well another excellent weekend of agility in Chatham VA. The weather co-operated for the most part. A bit warm in the afternoons but no rain other than a short downpour Friday night when we pulled in to Peter's field. We finally got Zinger back in shape and Karen ended up pulling a muscle - oh well comes with the territory I guess. Some great runs from the dogs during the two days of trials. There was lots of cool pictures to choose from but here is one of my favorites from the weekend.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Yahoo! Espresso Tomorrow

I can't believe I've missed three weeks of Friday morning visits to Counter Culture Coffee. This is were the local coffee geeks hang out on Friday morning. A great roaster with people who share as much passion for coffee as I do. They just get to work with it every day! Here's a shot, "no pun intended", of a double shot of Forte in progress, one of CCC's great espresso blends.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Aiming At A Distant Past

In between hunt tests last week Karen and I managed to get in some site seeing. One stop that we will definately repeat was Gettysburg. The National Militay Park is huge, covering well over 5,7000 acres and containing 1,000 monuments and cannon and over 40 miles of scenic avenues and drives. You can feel a presence there when you hike through it. Over 51,000 soldiers lost their lives there in one of the nation's bloodiest battles. The picture above is one of the cannons still pointed at some unseen foe.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Nature Red In Tooth and Claw

A well known quote from Lord Tennyson on nature's survival of the fittest, this brought home more than ever yesterday with the death of Steve Irwin. Karen and I have spent much of our waking hours underwater with these placid creatures. All creatures of the sea have the ability to protect themselves. It is a shame that such a freak accident will undoubtably lead to characterizing the stingray with the same fears as subscribed to the shark.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

YaHoo - Spinner Gets Her Junior Hunter

A week well spent. Spinner and Karen finish off their Junior Hunter in four straight tests! A shot of Spinner bringing home the bacon!

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Hersey - More Than Chocolate

Spending the week in PA between hunt tests on the weekends. We spent a day in Hersey and of course visited the chocolate factory. Also took a tour through Hersey Gardens. These are wonderful gardens with a really cool butterfly house. Could of spent the whole day shooting in there. The picture here is of a white peacock butterfly.