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Monday, 25 May 2009

Mono Maniacs, Pagan Rituals and Exciting News!

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Padlocked door at Burghead Well (see below)

We often see these strange but pretty stone arrangements on the beach. The one above was below the high tidemark so it will be interesting to see if it's still there next time we go to Findhorn. Just before I snapped the one below Doofus Maximus (Alfie) jumped all over it!

The collage pics were taken on Thursday.

Pictured are the lake with golf course beyond, Laburnun blossom and old caravan, all in the grounds of Cawdor Castle, Cawdor village church and graveyard and the Rodney Stone, situated at Brodie Castle.

Now some photos of the last couple of days....
We went back to Brodie on Friday only to discover....

So we went to the loch which is in the castle grounds and were treated to these guys....nono, little girl, give US your bread! Also, Mum read the castle info board....properly this time....and it seems they do allow dogs on leads within the grounds, yippee, we get to water the Royal bluebells!

Then we went to Findhorn Beach for some fun on the pillboxes and a spot of posing!
When we first turned up it was quite showery but the sun came out and it was lovely and warm!

Remember a similar photo from a while back? Well Mum thought she'd recreate it with the new camera and Alfie obliged by holding the pose for ages....seems Britain really does have talent!
Whaddya mean, "BZZZZZZ"?? (Alfie here: Not really, I was scanning the beach for Mason!)


Oooh, this looks interesting!

Hmphh, shut!

Wait a minute though....

....no answer!

We'll try another day. We had an hour or so to kill so we drove out to here again, just because.

On the way we saw this fella....seems we're not the only ones who like to roll in poop....way to go Bully!

Awwww :D

Back in Burghead time for a quick walk on the beach, the tide was out and it was raining again so these are taken with the phone camera which is still great for silly action sets.

More posing!
Watch out for some big huge exciting news in the next day or so....Petey has part one on his bloggy now!

29 sniffy tailwags:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I liked the nice pikhs!

BUT I LOVED the news on Petey's blog!



Mason Dixie said...

Alfie I was on the other side of the world looking for you =) xoxo. big news how exciting. =)

The OP Pack said...

Some very interesting things to see here today.

We heard the big news - how exciting!!!

woos, the OP Pack

Lorenza said...

I love the pictures!
I read Petey's post!
Kisses and hugs

Chester's Mom said...

Beagles with Blue sky Behind-Beautiful. Any ideas about who does the interesting shell art? Is it wrong of me to be jealous that you got to water the Royal Bluebells? Sorry-it's just always been a dream of mine. I will get over it-since I'm sure you did a superfine job of it.
I'm gonna go check out Petey's news whilest I have the time.

Woofs and watered slobbers,

Dot O said...

You always get such amazing photos!! Your hard drive space must be at a premium now!

Thanks so much for sharing all of the sites you and your furkids take in throughout the week.

Honey the Great Dane said...

Hi Beagles - beautiful pics, as usual! I especially like the ones of Alfie posing...and the one of the calf! So cute!

Honey the Great Dane

Life With Dogs said...

You packed this one so full I can't comment on everything, but your collages are a favorite for a reason. I want to know who leaves behind these stone arrangements.

TwoSpecialWires said...

We learned so much and enjoyed so much. We do every time we read your blog posts. But today was extra extra special! What special news! If we didn't love Petey so much, Jake'd be a bit jealous. Awwwww! You guys are all the greatest. We love you.

Jake and Fergi xoxox

Anne said...

Beatiful pictures in your blog, and i just loved the pictures from the beach .-))

Nice week to you from Anne in Norway.

Anonymous said...

Great post.

Regina said...

Nice shots and post.

Clive said...

Brillant photos!
We're just back from Petey's blog!

lots of woofs

Cookie and Cinnamon's Mum said...

I have become a big fan of Alfie!!

Martha Basset said...

We liked the 'posing' collage - some lovely pictures!
Congratulations to the happy couple.
Martha & Bailey xx

Suzuki said...

I heard the news on Petey's blog. Congratulations. Will you two be coming to Scooby & Lady's wedding?
Big licks to you

Ludo van Doggy said...

Very full post!
Love the monoshots, but liked the posing in a line piccures even better!!
I wonder who makes the time to make them pretty stone patterns? Maybe they needs a dog. hehe.
Yes, very, very exciting news!!
~lickies, Ludo

Vita Stunder said...

Nice post! And I really like your shots :)


Amber-Mae said...

Great photos guys! Love the rock arrangements too...

Solid Gold Dancer + Puppies

Daryl said...

Interesting ...

Sapphire said...

snoop, gabbi and rosie: kiss kiss kiss! (on the nose)

alfie: can't reach you. too high.

Stella said...

Great news! We love the historical stuff and enjoyed reading what we could about the Pagan Pool or Baptistry!

Your pics are always just great and you have sooo much to shoot!


Eric said...

Eric here..straight from Petey's blog. Wagging exciting news Rosie- congratulations on your engagement!!

Wiry wags Eric xxx

Dennis the Vizsla said...

"Key available at all reasonable hours"? What's a reasonable hour? It's too bad you weren't there at one, that looks like a very cool place to check out!

The Army of Four said...

How do those stone arrangements get there? Are they like mini-Stonehenges?
Play bows,

Dina ... UK said...

Those stones look very interesting,
Lovely pictures of the pups...:-)

Joe Stains said...

You guys have such interesting stuff around you!! Thanks for sharing it with us!

StellaStar said...

What great photos! I love the mini-stonehenge sculptures!

Kimberly said...

I wish Bell could come and run around with you dogs. I know she'd just have a BLAST chasing you dogs! Great poses dogs. High Five