AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Sunday, October 23, 2011

He walked with me...

This guy decided he was going to walk with me awhile along the Rye foreshore on the southern end of the Mornington Peninsula.
He even deigned to smile for a photo shoot!

Four legged new friend
Quietly walking with me
Surprise connection

Finally he decided to wander off into the morning shadows seeking his owner.
(Earlier, I saw his owner on the sands.
Originally the dog was romping in the surf chasing a stick.
I left the beach for this walkway and the dog followed me!)

Hosted by Tracy @ Hey Harriet


Ralph said...

This guy was looking for a travel companion, someone that enjoys the lovely spring air. The smile is genuine, hopefully you will meet up again and soon!

Sylvia K said...

What a friendly guy! And what a great smile! It's funny how they seem to pick out new friends! I've had a couple do that, too, -- well when I didn't have Sam Schnauzer with me -- he doesn't encourage to "pick up" new friends without his approval! Enjoy!


Kay L. Davies said...

What a wonderful smile he has! I just love big yellow dogs!

Kay, Alberta, Canada
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EG Wow said...

I absolutely love his smile! Very cool!

Clytie said...

What a lovely and friendly guy! His smile is contagious - it made ME smile too!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

What a treat for you (and the dog as well!!) Thanks to both of you for the great shadow today! Enjoy your day Gemma!!

forgetmenot said...

Looks like you did find a new friend--no questions, no judgements, just quiet companionship. Love your haiku. Have a great week. Mickie :)

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

What a friendly chap, he even gave us all a smile, love the shadows you captured with him.

Beverley Baird said...

What a fun shot for the week! Love his smile and your haiku!

Spadoman said...

My friend, with the utmost of respect, I will tell you I would love to walk along the shore with you. You are quite amazing. Your photos, your haiku. It would be an interesting conversation to say the least. The canine knew this instinctively and took advantage of the opportunity, just as I would have I has been there.

I put in a new link to my blog at Hey Harriet's. I screwed up the first one. Hope you have time to take a look.


CanadianGardenJoy said...

Gemma my goodness this guy took quite a liking to you and mustered that smile up especially for that shot .. I think he thought you needed some company for a bit .. so he did his best for you ? LOL
Thanks for stopping by my blog : )

Dianne said...

he's beautiful!
and he does have a wonderful smile
I'm glad he wasn't lost and was so friendly

sarayutouched said...

what a pleasant surprise for your walk. i like when those little things happen to make your heart smile. thanks for sharing gemma. he does have a winning smile.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I question a dog's loyalty if he's willing to follow just anyone! :-)

Kelly said...

Even his cute little ears are casting shadows! I love his smile. :)

Ms. Becky said...

this is such an endearing photo. he has a perpetual smile on his face!!! great shadow shot too Gemma. happy day to you.

Cassie said...

Hi Gemma! Your furry friend really looks like he is grinning. Pretty boy. Dogs sense good people, that's why he joined you. Hope you're having a good week.

BLOGitse said...

Your friend looks very friendly.
And you were happy to get perfect shots for your post :)
Have a good week!



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