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Sunday, 15 March 2009

Monochrome Monday: More From Pluscarden And Roseisle

If you want to be a Mono Maniac, visit Aileni's blog for Mr Linky!

Above: The old bothy at Roseisle. Below: A Roseisle sunset in mono.

Next some more images of Pluscarden Abbey and Priory Lodge.

Finally, Pluscarden Village (Parish?) Church.

Looks like Rosie's fate is sealed....for the forseeable future anyway....this week she has twice reminded us that she is a Beagle! On Wednesday evening we went for a walk in Findhorn and she took off into the gorse after rabbits, she was on the chase for over an hour but she is not known for her skills in stealth so we knew where she was and what she was doing.

On Friday at Roseisle she was a bit more adventurous....we had the beach to ourselves, tide was out, loads of space to run but little Miss Fussy-breeks still wasn't happy....she spotted something up on the dune and took off into the woods....she was gone for three hours and only returned to us when we turned the car's ignition and lights on. Little cow, what a fright she gave us....few more grey hairs for me! Apparently she told Hamish the Westie that she was looking for her Petey....aww!

So now she is on the dreaded long line until she is taken down a peg or two!

Lots of practise recalls and attention exercises....and treats....Alfie remembers the long line too, don't you boyo?

Gabbi is scared of this little wooden bridge....what a fruitcake!

Here is a message from Alfie:

He is saying....Mason Dixie, when are you coming to play with me on the beach? And stupid camera girl, turn the camera around, you always do that! And hurry and send your Red Snooter pics in everyone!

41 sniffy tailwags:

Pamela, Kira and Scampi said...

Wooo! lots of fun running! I am always on a lead too! I hate it, but Mom says if I don't come when called.....I love to go off after things and come back in a few hours, but for some reason, Mom gets mad.
-Kira The Other One

Mason Dixie said...

I am on the next flight Alfie, I think I can fit into a garment bag and no one would even notice. =) Wow rosie gave us a scare too, 3 hours away!! my mom would have cried and called every one to come and help. Humans. =) Love and Licks Mason D

Stella said...

Wooooo, Rosie! You just gotta be a better girl than running away! We would all be worried about you.


Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Beagle or Siberian?

PeeEssWoo: Nice pikhs today...as usual!

Anonymous said...

Well..that got the cats attention. How cute and what a bad boy he was. Lovely photos and I wouldn't have thought of doing a sunset in mono, but it's lovely...

Babooshka said...

I came to see the mono and got up with those energetic dogs yet again. Monon sunrise and sunsets are so striking.

Anonymous said...

This is such a quirky blog - 4 dogs! I've never been up to Elgin way (usually only get as far as Aberdeen) but Pluscarden Abbey looks like some I'd really like to visit - I really like the close-ups of the chimneys on the roof.

Anonymous said...

Very fine monochromes.

Martha Basset said...

Liked the idea of the monchrome with the Beagle in colour! Unable to say which Beagle right enough. Loved Alfie's message - he did look as though he had a lot to say.
As for Rosie well she is her aunt's neice!! That Bailey disappears and then saunters back as if to say 'what is the problem'!
Well I suppose hounds will be hounds - perhaps it was a whiff of Petey from over the pond! (It is a worry for the humans though!)
Once Petey arrives in Scotland for rehearsals it will get easier - then they can be off, as Marvin would say, "roamin in the gloamin".
Thanks for the email surprise.
Martha & Bailey xxx

Maggie and Mitch said...

Fabulous pictures, as usual! We did Travis's book review on you guys today! You'll have to stop by when you get a chance!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Carolina said...

I'm beginning to think that Petey has a bad influence on Rosie. Stupid dog! Gosh, you must have been scared.
Lovely backward shuffle Alfie is displaying. How does he stay attached to the wall like that? Related to Spiderman? ;-)

Oh, and wonderful monochromes ;-)

Dina ... UK said...

How awful for you....
Training lead,Yep....

I love the ruins, perfect for monochrome...

Then I am partial to an old ruin...:-/

Petey said...

Ah Rosie, I still get scared when I read about your solo adventure. Although you're certainly getting about well with that red line through every photo! (Please tell Carolina that I am certainly NOT a bad influence, even though I take the command "come" more as a suggestion.)

Can't wait to get to Scotland and start filming our scenes together...

Wiry snogs,

Your Petey

Hector and Lola said...

Hi Gabbi, Rosie, Alfie, and Snoop! (We hope we spelled your names correctly!) We are Hector and Lola, the Chihuahuas! You have such an interesting blog! And great pictures, too! Looks like all of you had fun!! -Hector and Lola

The OP Pack said...

The pictures are lovely, love the church ones especially.

Rosie, woo can't do that - that is a very scary thing to have woo missing. Please be a good girl.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello beagles its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow yoo guys go to the coolest playses!!! also on the red snooters pikcher dada wuznt paying gud attenshun on akkownt of beeing 200 messadjes behind on reeding my frends blogs to me owt lowd on akkownt of i cant reed so wel and ennyway he is not shoor is he suppozd to send a pikcher of the reel red snooter wen it arrives or the dijital wun??? thanks ok bye

Daryl said...

Ah what fun .. more than I bargained for ..

Ludo van puppy said...

ut oh Rosie!
I hope the lead teaches her to be good and come back! I enjoyed your mono pics, but best was Alfie talking to MD. I has a wooden bridge here kinda like that one!

oh, my red nose pic is up.
~lickies, Ludo

Clover said...

Hi there everyone!
My name is Clover. I read about your blog at Maggie & Mitch's. They were right, this is a very fun blog, and great pictures! It's nice to meet you! :)
Love Clover xo

castle diva said...

Oh dear, three hours! That would be scary. We're glad she came back and was okay.


The Army of Four said...

Beautiful photos!
And sorry, Rosie! You shouldn't scare your mom like that! We ALWAYS have to be on lead - sometimes even in our own fenced in yard. Something about not listening to Mom. I'm not sure; I wasn't listening. HA roo roo roo!
Play bows,

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

It is funny how atmospheric black and white photos are!

Jeannie xxxxxxx

Simona,Paco e Milo said...

Rosie gave us a scare too, 3 hours away!!!!!!POOR mom....our mom would have lost all her hairs!!!!
but luckily all is finished good!!!
Rosie Please.......take care of you and don't get away more!!!!!
we love you soooooooooooo much!!!
and....thanks for sharing with us these great pictures....we love monochromatic photos!!!!!
and wonderful video with Alfie message from Mason!!!!!WAAWAAAAWAAA!!!!

have a great week dear friends!!!!
lots of love and kisses!!!!

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

It is sad for Rosie, stardom has obviously gone to her heid!

Lovely pics!

Jewels said...

Thank goodness Rosie came back! Mischievious little thing isn't she?

Dot O said...

Your heart must have been in your throat!! Three hours - I would have been a mess. The longest Freckles ever went MIA was a bit over an hour and I was dying inside over that.

I love your monochrome photos today! Amazing how dramatic it can look with the removal of color.

Thanks for sharing these glimpses of your day and of your beags!! Hopefully, Rosie will never scare you like that again.

I too have been behind on my blog reading AND MY POSTING! Even my photo blog has suffered a blip in the normal flow. Hopefully, things will get on an even keel soon. This week will be spent getting ready to entertain 45 or so people Saturday night. Boy, I'll probably have some great pictures after that!

Thanks for stopping by. You always remember to. Oh, the pups are doing well and thriving!

Eric said...

Hi DB's. Fab mono photos, Mom's fave.Now Rsie where were you for 3 hours? Having your nails and furs done and a bit of shopping? The rehearsals are going well. Don't forget when you have the snogging scenes with Petey he loves a eau de kittie breath like me. Tee hee!!!

Wiry wags, Eric.

I'll send Mom back.. she is always taking vids the wrong way, still does but found a free prog to turn them!!She'll leave a linky.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh what a fun place you have to go to.. We just go to the lake not many big trees. We love the monochrome pictures..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

The Devil Dog said...

Wow! Mom would freak if I disappeared for an hour, much less three. Glad Rosie came back to you. Mom loves your photos and history, but I suppose you know that already, huh?


Momo said...

Hi fellow beagles!

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Please feel free to come to visit us, of course. It's nice to have beagle visitors!

Also, please feel free to add us in your blog list. We would be honored to join your blog friends! May we add yours in our list as well?

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Joe Stains said...

Those first photos are a little bit creepy!! The others are very nice, we especially like the last one.

Amber and Nala said...

Poor Rosie with the long leash....can't a girl just have some fun?? ;) Don't worry Gabbi, some bridges scare me too! I like the glowing beagle picture at the top too!

Oh, we just added the Bushfire Appeal to the blog....we got the paper but forgot to add it in. OOPS! :) Thanks so much!

Nala & Amber

Life With Dogs said...

Another beautiful series. You always outdo yourself. The old bothy looks like a great destination!

Mochi and Mommy said...

Hi Dughallmor Beagles! Beautiful pics! I have to be on a lead all the time, because I love to run, run, run!


Momo said...

Thanks! I have added you in our blog list too!!

TWa76 said...

How beaglish Rosie! Is it great to keep moms and dads on their toes.

Mum sayd that escaping is not nice to do. (BUT it is fun) Have you noticed that they plame that we give gray hear and I haven't seen single gray hear in mum. But it is better not run away, becouse mummy has the treets and you can travel with out leash.

Tee said...

Thank dogness Rosie came back ... I would never run away ... who'd feed me?!? Or cuddle me? Or give me treats like the Chief does.

Understandably, Rosie's in love ... ;)

Licks and Wags,

TUffy of Dog WOods

Stanislaw said...

That wooden bridge would scare me too! I won't walk on any of those wooden planks they put down in the city during construction. Too spooky!

I need some serious recall work too, and I'm also stuck on a lead. Good luck with your training! I have a feeling I'll be wearing this dang lead for life.

Anonymous said...

What a loud voice you have Alfie!! :)

If its any consolation to Rosie we alls be on long lines, unless we be in enclosed fields, cos we alls be so naughty!! Mummy say me and Hazel soon be ready for no lines, but Sophie Sis be very naughty so she will be a while yet!! These silly hoomans just don't get that us doggies need to go off and explore sometimes! They say they be worried about us when we go off, but I say they just wants to get home to puts the kettle on...silly hoomans!!

Thor said...

Wonderful pictures, as usual!


vincibene said...

Wonderful series! I love the collage and the fantastic second picture!