Sunday, January 2, 2011

Expedition "Ice and more on Furuboda beach"

Because I had to work on New Year's Day we went for a New Year's Walk on the beach today.
The weather couldn't have been more gorgeous.

We didn't bring Cleo this time, but I had walked a nice neighborhood - round with her in the morning though.

Since we walk the dogs separately so often during the week, Aaron seemed to enjoy the fact that I was coming along this time. He kept circling and inviting me to play with him.
Unfortunately he has problems with his right front leg, seems to have injured himself while playing in the snow about a week ago, or so.
Although it doesn't keep him from doing all the things he loves to do, we try to protect him a little by keeping him on the leash.
Aaron, just 8 more days until his 1st birthday! :)

The scenery along the shoreline was just gorgeous and fascinating at the same time.
Sea water, sand, snow and ice.
Beautifully shaped by the changing tides, temperatures below zero and gusting winds.

Already on the way back we spotted a group of Swans (Mute Swan/Höckerschwan/Cygnus olor) flying by. Two adults leading the way for their 4 kids...

Another dream couple (also Mute Swans) came by just before we left the beach, as a New Year's FIRST BONUS! :)

I named this last photograph "the dream couple".

May they fly together in harmony forever!

(click on image to enlarge)


A thought on New Year's Eve fireworks

We (humans) love nature.

We go "green" to protect her.

We love to watch the wildlife that lives around us in the woods and fields.

We put out bird feeders in the winter to provide our birds with food.

We love our animals, the ones that live in our houses, in our stables.

We care for them every day, make sure they feel secure and safe.

But only for one day of the year, for one night


We start a big, noisy FIREWORK!

Because it is something everyone else does.

For a few hours of the year it's okay to think

only about US,

waste money,

pollute the environment


scare the shit out of every precious living being around us.


You wanna know how we (me and Hasi and our animals) spent the first few minutes of 2011?

We were in laying in bed, listening to worried, barking dogs for 15 minutes....

Cleo was a bit scared, and Aaron was barking, trying to protect his family, trying desperately to scare "them" off!

And I am sure that our cats (which we kept inside that night) had worried faces as well as they were hiding under the sofa.