March 23, 2012

Saturday Pet Blogger Hop - Spring Has Sprung!

Lexi, Nitro, Tallulah, Bailey, and I are excited to participate in this weeks Saturday Pet Blogger Hop. Special thanks goes out to our Pet Blog Hop hosts, Life With DogsTwo Little Cavaliers, and Confessions of the Plume! If you would like to read some entertaining pet blogger posts in the Saturday Pet Blogger Hop, just click on one of the host links above or click on the purple Pet Blogger Hop button on the right side of our homepage.   

I finally had some time to go out and about with my deaf dog Nitro and shoot some photos around town to catch some "Spring Has Sprung" shots. The following photo gallery is a mix of photos from Nitro and I going to the dog park, going downtown, Bluebird Farm, and the last set of shots is with us coming home to set up the doggy pool. I never thought we would be setting up the doggy pool in March because it is usually to chilly to go swimming. However, for the past couple of week the temps have been in the low 80's here so we thought it would be the perfect time to have some fun in the sun.

I hope you enjoy our little photo gallery from our world. Have an awesome weekend and thanks for stopping by on the Saturday Pet Blogger Hop!  Lexi, Tallulah, Nitro, Bailey and Christina

A Spring Sunrise on Bluebird Farm 


Here is a photo of Lexi getting ready to go to work with her daddy. She goes to Roanoke College everyday (for the past 10 years) to hang out with her daddy and visit with his students. Look at the way she looks at her daddy. She adores him and why not, he is pretty handsome and he spoils her rotten.

This is our "Welcome Friends" sign on our front porch as the sunlight reflects off the house first thing in the morning. 

 My sweet Tallulah doing her "business" outside first thing in the morning. She has the face of an angel!

 This is a shot of the house at sunrise as I was walking up the driveway after taking some photos. So pretty!

Nitro Playing With Trixie at the Salem Dog Park

This week was the first week Nitro and I started going to the Salem Rotary dog park in the morning before it got to hot by noon. The following photos are of Nitro having a morning play date with his friend Trixie at the dog park. 






Spring Has Sprung In Salem! 

             Spring has sprung, the grass has ris’,
I wonder where the birdie is?


                                          There he is up in the sky,
                                           He dropped some whitewash in my eye!

                                           I‘m alright, I won't cry,
                                           I'm just glad that cows can't fly!



The following photos were taking around Salem, Virginia on Wednesday of this week. Spring is finally here in Salem, Virginia and I could not be happier! 

 The White Bradford Pear Trees have bloomed all over town. Everything is white and green!

 A church steeple in downtown Salem, VA

 Bradford Pear trees in downtown Salem, VA.

This is a photo taken of Main Street in Salem and across the street is our Salem Farmer's Market which will be busy in just a few weeks.



The Cumulus clouds were absolutely stunning this week with the high temps in the region moving in huge masses of clouds over the Blue Ridge Mountains.




Check out the layers of Cumulus clouds over the mountains. 

This is the Roanoke College President's residence. Isn't it just beautiful? I love all the landscaping and flowers in the Spring.

 Flowers...flowers...flowers everywhere!






 It's time for me to go shopping to fill in the empty areas of my garden with colorful flowers. I love SPRING!

 Bright colors in every direction!

 These are the bulbs I planted last year and they are all blooming this week. I love my beautiful tulips!


Sunset on Bluebird Farm

The next 5 photos are from the most beautiful sunset on Wednesday evening here on the farm. I was shooting the sun going behind the big dark storm clouds down near the barn. Our horses were starting to show up at the barn for their nightly feeding. The photo of Nitro barking at me is when he was standing behind me on the upper back deck trying to get my attention (while I was trying to take pictures). Deaf dogs have a very unique bark when they try to get someone's attention. It can be very loud but also has a special sound that I love because it is his very own unique sound. He can be very bossy with me sometimes because he is usually with me 24/7.
 Meet Montana my 7 year old Appaloosa gelding.

Here is my Montana with my 12 year old Quarter Horse Skippy watching me take pictures and probably wondering why I was just standing there up on the hill instead of down in the barn getting them dinner.

 Bossy...bossy...bossy....

 Dark storm clouds moving in while the sun was setting. So amazing!


Pool Day! 

Today was Pool Day here on Bluebird Farm. What that means, is it is time to break out Nitro's doggy pool for him to splash around in and have some fun. In the following photos he is trying to help our little dog Tallulah get her ball out of the freezing cold well water in the pool. She finally went in the pool but for only 30 seconds because the water was so cold. Nitro sure had fun teasing her by pushing around the ball she wanted. He likes to entertain himself at her expense...he is such a boy! It was 83 degrees when I broke out the pool and took these photos. I love Spring....have I mentioned how much I love Spring?






 Burrrrr...maybe this isn't so bad after all...it tastes good...

 Snuggle...snuggle...

 She is like "come on dude...pick the ball up and give it to me!"

 She is seriously considering going in again after that darn old ball.

 Party animal!

 He is really a surfer dude...




 Look at Nitro looking at me as if to say "thank you mommy for making today pool day"...such a sweet boy!

 WhaaaHoooo!

Have a great weekend!                 THE END

22 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful pictures. Spring is definitely in the air
    Benny & Lily

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    1. Thank you...when is your mommy getting your pool ready for you to play in?

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  2. My mom used to say that poem to me too when I was young. I love spring, such a beautiful season.

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    1. It is so beautiful now that the red bud is budding everywhere in the last 24 hours. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Wow, you're a very good photographer! Great to see how your dogs enjoy playing in the kiddy pool.

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    1. Thank you! Thanks for "hopping" by. Happy Springtime!

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  4. Once again, amazingly beautiful photos. Be careful,,,you're in danger of giving away your secret paradise you have found to live. Everyone will want to move there. Thanks for sharing !

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    1. Thank you. I moved here in 1988 to be a fashion designer for a clothing company and I have never left because it is such a wonderful place to live and the cost of living is very low. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Wow, those are some great pics. What kind of camera do you have? I was never into photography until I started pet blogging, but am now what you would call a "budding amateur".
    Is Tallulah a Chug?

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    1. Tallulah is a Chug! She is so amazing and I totally adore here as does Nitro. I use a Nikon Coolpix P500 ($399 at Best Buy). It is the perfect camera for pet photography because of the pull out screen plus it is made for low lighting situation (the camera adds light to the shot) so it is also perfect when the light is low and you don't want to use a flash. I have a big camera but it is way over my head as far as the settings (I really should take a class). Thanks for stopping by today!

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  6. Spectacular photos! Your farm is just breath taking as well. Love all the animals. My youngest son was admitted to Roanoke College in 2005, but decided to not attend. (He did graduate from ODU.)

    Enjoy spring.

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie and Mack and Hu-mom, Kathy

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    1. Thank you! I saw you were at the PetExpo last week in Chantilly. I was thinking of going but it would have been a very long day driving 4 hours each way. My brother in law teaches Russian History at ODU and my husband teaches Math at Roanoke College. Thanks for stopping by today!

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  7. It's hard to imagine how warm it's been there (as we shiver here). Gorgeous pictures--my husband is from Bluefield--it brings back fond memories!

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    1. It is crazy because we had such a mild winter that Jan-Feb were more like Spring and now we are going straight into summer. Very weird. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Beautiful photos! You should enter a photo contest.

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  9. Gorgeous photos! I would LOVE to live on a piece of property like that. It has long been a dream. Such beautiful shots. Thanks you for sharing!

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  10. I really enjoyed the photos! I think it's cool that Lexi gets to go to work.

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  11. So glad I didn't miss these wonderful spring photos - you even captured the beauty of gardening cages :-) Nicely done! And wonderful pool action shot - a mid air jump!

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  12. You can set up your very own DIY pet monitoring system by using any simple, off-the-shelf webcam. Even old, unused ones that you may have lying around will work. Decide on the number of cameras you wish to set-up (usually - one in every room that your pet may walk around in, with a maximum of 4 cameras). Once you're done with this, use a webcam software like GotoCamera that's easily available on the internet. Some of them even offer a basic version of this service for free. By paying a bit more ( usually, not more than $4 a month), you will get a whole bunch of added benefits such as motion detection, email alerts, mobile alerts, etc.

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