Jack’s Walk

Today Jack and I went out to the country for our walk. It was another dull and chilly day, but we found this lovely horse to talk to. He wouldn’t come closer because of Jack, but we did slowly walk the fence line together. The horse has a bit of a crook in his left back leg with a slight limp, but he wanted to keep us with us and we walked together for quite a while. It was very peaceful.

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Jack’s Walk

Our walk today was cold, wet, windy and muddy. Pretty much a typical Canadian spring day. There was one bright spot though. My neighbour has made her garden bloom by planting wine decanter and bud vase flowers. I might just copy that idea. It’s going to be awhile before the real flowers turn out.

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Jack’s Walk

We had an errand in Toronto today and it’s a long drive so we stopped at this beautiful building near the airport for a walk on the way home. I popped my head in to pick up a brochure and learned that this is the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, a Hindu temple built in 2007 with 95,000 cu. ft. of hand carved marble. There are more than 24,000 blocks fitted together puzzle style with no steel hardware or reinforcement. It’s highly ornate and more than a little imposing, but the day was sunny and warm and we had a lovely wander around. It reached a balmy 6 degrees today and actually felt like spring. Tomorrow we’re back to our usual and much more mundane stomping grounds.

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Jack’s Walk

That white stuff you see in the foreground is snow mould, not snow, and it happens every year in these parts. It comes with the snowmelt and is a fungal infection of the soil that kills grass. It puts out spores that cause allergies and poor Jack must avoid the stuff or his eyes get goopy. That means our adventure tomorrow will be in different parts.

 

Working On and Slobbery Dogs…

Lately, I’ve been working on the floor, so this is my fault, but slobbery dogs, aaaaauuuugh. One of the doors in my studio opens onto the lav, and the door was open. I go in for around 10 seconds, and Jayne promptly stands over the painting and drools. Now he’s sleeping the sleep of the innocent (What? I didn’t do anything! Why are you yelling? Can I have a treat?)

Jack’s Walk

Hi everyone.
I’m voyager and some of you may know me from the comments section. I’ve decided to take Caine up on her offer to provide a bit of content on Affinity and am starting a daily series called Jack’s Walk. Jack is my 10 year old chocolate lab and I thought it might be fun to chronicle the progress of the seasons while we go on our daily walk. I’ll post a photo or two with a comment and do my best to make it interesting.

You may be a bit curious about us, so here are a few tidbits.
We live in southwestern Ontario.
I’m a retired palliative care nurse/case manager who likes to wander and read. I playact with a local theatre troupe and would describe myself as a nerd. My screen name voyager is partly a reference to the Star Trek series of the same name. Yep, nerd.
Jack is not retired, just unemployed. His favorite things are food, swimming, food, belly rubs, food, sleeping. Did I mention food? His well-earned nickname is Mr. Heavy Bum and at 80 lbs he still likes to sit on laps.

I want to thank Caine for her trust and the new privileges. I’ll try not to break anything.

And now onto today’s walk.

Tulips! Today Jack and I found a few brave tulips poking their heads out. We also went to see the ducks and geese, but there was so much fowl poop we didn’t linger. Messy, messy birds.

Jack’s Walk.

From Voyager: Hooray! Today Jack saw the first sure sign of spring. The maples have been tapped and the sap is flowing. The weather remains cold and dreary, but Jack is contentedly dreaming of pancakes and sausage with fresh maple syrup. Click for full size!

This is Jack.

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