Thursday, March 5, 2015

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Found another photographer at Pony Pasture!

L - R, Max, Ivory, Mackey, Roux

Only today I had my whole posse together yay! Thanks for the image Lynda! We were fortunate to run into her just as we returned to the parking lot.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

February trip to Pony Pasture - and what a trip it was

Our first post since October of last year - how embarrassing! But Ivory and I went to the river by ourselves this morning, and it was beyond spectacular. These pictures don't do it justice; I highly recommend making the trip yourself. This is Ivory and me, taken by a complete stranger - we've always depended on their kindness!:
Ivory, The Mighty James River, Pony Pasture park, and me: - Saturday, 19 February, 2011


A perfect face in a perfect frame on a perfect day!

How could we not love this?

Ivory hurt his shoulder a few weeks ago and hadn't been to the river in nearly 3 weeks! We were both having withdrawal symptoms. But boy did the Universe ever deliver a perfect day for us to return. The other dogs stayed in the back yard. Tough luck for them, but Ivory and I had the time of our lives. As you can see. 

Have a great day,


Jay and Ivory

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Lovely October morning at the river:

October is a lovely month in Richmond:
I never get tired of this. 

It sounds as beautiful as it looks.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Therapy Dog Picnic - Deep Run Park - Oct. 3, 2010

VCUHS CHAI Therapy Dog Picnic
Deep Run Park
October 3, 2010
(Ivory's on the right!)
(Click on the picture for a larger view!)

Friday, September 24, 2010


Lots of herons at the river this month 

The herons weren't the 
only ones fishing.  

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Suffused with joy

"Suffused" was the verb that struck me as I walked out my back door on this indescribable Sunday morning, July 4, 2010. I turned the corner from my back stoop to my front lawn and saw this:

How could anyone look at that and not be suffused with joy? So it was pile the dogs in the car and head for Starbucks then Pony Pasture. Where we were immediately greeted with this:

Seriously, can you even believe that? If you want a sight more beautiful than that you're just plain greedy. If heaven's even half that beautiful it will be beyond compare. 

So we wander down the riverbank for a while; it was ongoing. One more shot, although this hardly does justice to a day like this:

All of this before we were half a mile into a two mile hike. And it only got better. At the second beach my friend Betsy counted twenty-four dogs before they got too scrambled up for her to keep count. All playing together, running in and out of the water, as happy as could be. It's been an amazing start to the day. I'm eagerly anticipating the rest. Have a Happy Fourth,

Love, Jay, Ivory, Mackey, Max, Roux and our myriad 4-legged and 2-legged family.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Golden Jubilee

Golden Jubilee
Saturday, June 26, 2010
St. Mary-of-the Woods, IN

My entire family (except two brother-in-laws and one sister-in-law) at my Aunt Janet's (a.k.a. "Sister Pauline's") Golden Jubilee as a Sister of Providence. More pictures later.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Thursday morning at the river

What a way to start the day

Great to have my friends join me too
(thanks for the picture Bill!)

Sunday, May 23, 2010


To start with, a few from my backyard. May 23 in VA is a terrible time (in my view) to begin a blog entry (and photo album) called "flowers." Because I'm mainly interested in flowers that smell good and they're mostly gone for 2010. Except for honeysuckle, gardenias smell best of all and perhaps there are still some around. But I haven't found any. Yet. Hyacinths come first, they're long gone. Lilacs are also among the best smelling flowers and I've got some beauties but that will also have to wait until 2011. Peonies are gaudy and smell lovely but gone. For '10. Lily-of-the-Valley are also gone, and getting difficult to find these days. They smell very delicious. These roses smell a little bit; I just like having them in my yard. More later: