Hi, everybody, and a very pleasant good morning to you, wherever you may be...
I am The Mad Macedonian! Writer, Blogger, Poet, Humorist, Cyclist, Walker, Photographer, Cat Lover, Genealogist, and more!
It's day 5 of the 2011 Sit Spot Challenge, and I'm getting close to nature in middle of Huntington Beach, right in the heart of Orange County.
If you missed the start of this adventure, then check out this post, and follow the link at the end.
Yesterday was interesting. ;-D
I was intending to get up close, & personal, with some of the residents of Central Park, when...
As I was preparing I saw a Dog who thought a Stroll in the Park is just Ducky...but the Ducks...not so much. ;-D
If Victor Wooten had been a Dog, and written some thing called "The Canine Lesson", he might have written the following...
"Any Dog who can get a group of Ducks to express themselves freely is powerful...
Because he, or she, allows them to recognize their collective and individual power to ignore them...
Even as the Dog knows he, or she, is the one in charge.
This is beautiful to some and frightening to others.
Welcome to the World of the Dog." ;-D
When I encountered the very friendly, and energetic, Winslow Homer Hatfield AKA "Fireside's American Artist", and his Human, the painter/photographer Cathryn Hatfield, of Fountain Valley, all I knew was that, as she explained, He is a 10 year old Welsh Springer Spaniel with a Website, and a Blog.
When I visited the main website website I was blown away, and it was then I learned about Winslow, & Cathyrn.
As Cathryn explains on Winslow's blog, that she has kept up since Dec. 2009..."Winslow is an outdoorsman at heart, and by blood....I am an artist and knew that my Welsh Springer Spaniel would be a studio dog, keeping me company while I painted and letting me know when we needed a break."
He serves as one of her wonderful creative inspirations, and to see her paintings, and photos, of him, is to experience the joys of being a life long companion with an animal, be it Dog, or Cat, or any other animal one may live with.
Winslow's World: The Adventures of a Hunting Dog in Suburbia
Cathryn's Beach Artist Website where you can enjoy more of her cool Oil Paintings.
The Ducks were, obviously, in no mood to chat after all that excitement and, even when I return, today, and try to tell them what I learned about their visitor...I seriously doubt they would be impressed. ;-D
So, my 20 minutes more than over with...I headed home.