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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Animal Wednesday - Ocean *Creatures* and the Wonderful Mimi


Mimi with her beloved tennis ball! 


I had a lovely *mini-holiday* up North in Santa Rosa....I needed it!  Isn't it amazing how a change of scenery can help one feel better - physically and emotionally?  The weather wasn't particularly great - but it didn't storm...so I was able to walk Mimi  - a lot!  My knee is so much better....still taut, stiff....and it is hard to sit down on the floor (Mimi-level), then get up....but other than that.....I am much better!

Okay - on to AW!  I am combining two different scenarios....  first, a glorious (and warm) day at Crissy Field last week...then my Santa Rosa photos.....off we go..



Mr. Pelican felt like having his photo taken!  Here he is, all *folded up*.







About to *Unfold* and fly off.....


Then, the Seals appeared!!!!


   *Feed Me*!!!!
There actually were three Seals...but it was impossible for me to capture them all together as they kept diving under.....just like *Mermaids*...elusive, mysterious......

The Golden Gate Bridge and a Ship crossing under..


Did you ever wonder who creates the *Rock Sculptures* one sees at the seashore?  I came across this gentlemen, hard at work...


A Blue Egret landed as I was leaving....  trying to get closer..


That's as close as I could get...he was off, soaring above me....but isn't he gorgeous!

On to Santa Rosa...



Come on, Auntie Robin, time for a walk!!!








Can I have a treat?

Misty Mountains...


The Sun decided to come out at the end of my stay..look at these glorious clouds!


And....ultimately, a Rainbow!  The perfect conclusion to a beautiful five days.

HAW!!!!

Love, 

♥ Robin ♥

22 comments:

  1. Well, glad one of us was able to find a pelican home roosting. Glad you had a good time in S.R.
    how do I follow your blog? I got her via Suki's blog and your comment there!!! LOL Where theres' a will there's a way. If you send me your cell phone # I'll call you next time we go to the City.
    Would love to hook up. (lynnc66@comcast.net). HAW

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    1. I laughed when I saw your AW post today! *Great Minds*, right? My blog is at: http://robin-theviolethour.blogspot.com hope it works for you!

      I e-mailed you my cell......

      Looking forward to your next trip to SF! We can do a *joint AW post*!

      Hugs to all,

      ♥ Robin ♥

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  2. robin, i logged on usings my alternate browser, and was able to see the words to type in (word verification)., Now there seem to be TWO words you have to type, very very hard to read.

    ah well, glad your knee is better and you had a nice vacation. always so refreshing to get away as you say. ok will try to publish this.

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    1. Ah, Suki...Blogger is crazed! After I read your comment, I went in and changed my profile to not ask for Word Verification....(in fact, I never asked for it...) anyway, I hope you can comment without all those silly words!!

      Love,

      ♥ Robin ♥

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  3. oh these are just wonderful pictures - wow - I miss CA~~
    Glad your knee is better and SO glad you got to take the lovely Mimi for a walk. she looks a lovely dog, is she as fun and sweet as she looks?

    Happy Wednesday - animal, vegetable and mineral

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    1. Mim...Mimi IS as swwet as she looks....she doesn't have a mean bone in her.. she jumps on me every morning and wakes me up by *washing* my face! She loves her *Auntie Robin*...and I love her....I always feel sad when I leave....

      Knee is improving....it makes me feel re-energised..and so grateful...

      HAW!!!!!!

      Love,

      ♥ Robin ♥

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  4. I'm glad you had a good trip, Robin. When I moved from Mississippi to Oregon, the last thing I expected to see was pelicans, but there they were.

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    1. Oh Snow....I am SURE seeing Pelicans was a real surprise!!!
      A-ha-ha! I just adore them.... I love to see then flying in formation....and diving into the ocean for *lunch*! Love their faces and their eyes!

      Love,

      ♥ Robin ♥

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  5. Wonderful post here. Love Mimi. She has a bit of Annies look. You can see the border collie in her as well as the blue healer. Interesting mix. Sometimes I miss the beaches in SO CAL..I used to see all these critters. but.. I wouldnt change here for there now. We love it here so much. So keep sharing your Beaches please... :))

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    1. Cris...oh yes, their colouring may be different, but Annie and Mimi remind me of each other! I love that you know Mimi's mix.... she is a special girl....like Annie.

      I love my *Sea Creatures*....but love all the beautiful scenery and wildlife where you live too....Santa Rosa is similiar to Oregon...

      I promise to share my Beaches with you!!!

      Love to all 4,

      ♥ Robin ♥

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  6. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Mimi is so sweet.
    Love all the birds and animals you shared. Thank you.
    Hugs!

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    1. Teri, I had a fun-filled time....it WAS like taking a mini-holiday! Mimi IS wonderful.....I just love her!

      Love,

      ♥ Robin ♥

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  7. Love the photos! The pelican is one BIG BIRD...wow!
    Looks like it was a wonderful time with lots to see, and a rainbow to end the trip was just perfect.
    Mimi is a doll; I can see how one would easily be charmed into walks, play, and trying to get off the floor!
    Take care of that knee Dear!

    XXOO~~♥♥♥
    Anne

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    1. Anne....oh yes...Mr. Peli was one of the largest I have ever seen! We made eye contact - which was great! He sat and posed and posed for about 5 minutes....then he *rose up* - and zoomed up into the sky! Listening to the *swish* of his wings was fantastic!

      Santa Rosa is my little Heaven these days....quiet, filled with wildlife - and the adorable Mimi....

      My knee continues to improve...since I returned home, I have treated it *gently* - but today, Carol and I are going out for a small hike. Rain returning tomorrow! You, dear FBBBFF, are in my thoughts every day!

      Love,

      ♥ Robin ♥

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  8. Hi Robin! I do hope blogger lets me post. It has been very mean to me lately - sob. haha! What a lovely trip. I feel refreshed just looking at your pics. And Mimi is adorable. I'm glad your knee is feeling better. Take good care of yourself! xoxox Pam

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    1. Pameeee..... you found me! I know Blogger has been a raging beast as of late....

      You would love Mimi.....and N. California....beautiful hills, lots of *critters*....

      Still basking in the memory of *The Night Circus*...I can't thank you enough for the recommendation!

      Love,

      ♥ Robin ♥

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  9. Animals galore!! I loved the rainbow and the rock sculptures are impressive.

    Have a lovely weekend! Hugs from the rainy city :)

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  10. Doggies and their tennis balls: Absolute heaven!
    Beautiful post,,and I adore rock sculptures,,,so creative!
    The rainbow a perfect ending.
    Glad your knee is better. Mine is off/on,,,but I'm keeping it wrapped a lot, for stability,,,,insurance, so to speak.

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  11. Aren't these dogs the most clever?!
    Wow lucky you to see so many wonderful animals!!!
    Last day here.
    <3 M

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  12. Love that picture of the man making these sculptures!

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