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Sea Monster?


The slightest change of colour in foliage adds to the splendour of autumn. Here on the Similkameen River in southern British Columbia, the warmth of summer lingers as the leaves begin to change colour.dscn6480_edited-1


The clear waters allow us to see sticks and stones but they won’t break our bones … or will they? Emma sees a stick that threatens to turn into a sea monster. Will it break her bones?


Back legs ready for flight, she nevertheless lets her curiosity take over.


“What?” she asks. “You’ve never been scared by a stick before? … and I’ve got what on my face?” There’s no eggs around here.


Author: wordsfromanneli

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33 thoughts on “Sea Monster?

  1. Ha, ha! Not taking any chances. 🙂

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  2. It does look like a creature! Smart dog, very good looking dog too. ❤️😊

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  3. Beautiful photographs! And Emma is so cute!!

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  4. Beautiful! I breathed easier just admiring this post!

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  5. Emma is really a beauty!

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  6. “Fall” is my favorite color Anneli..love the photos.

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  7. Still smiling. Wonderful

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  8. Terrific photos! Emma is a sweetheart.


  9. beautiful dog! great shots. and I love her name… Emma 🙂


  10. Its better to check it out careful first than beeing sorry later – very smart Emma-klein! She is so very pretty with all “her faces”!


  11. Emma is so beautiful, Anneli! She looks like she’s really enjoying herself. Great photos!


  12. What a gorgeous day! 🙂
    Have a wonderful weekend,

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  13. Oh, she does have something on her face. Anyway, great photos. It looks like a beautiful place to walk. 😀

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  14. It’s always a joy, Anneli, to read about Emma! 🙂

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  15. Fantastic photos. And, oh how I wish I could be soaking in that scenery in person.

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  16. It was a really beautiful day.


  17. Awwww, I love Emma. This post reminds me of the time our golden Henry, when still a pup (not quite a year old) found a stick on the path we were walking. Turns out the stick was a snake!! I never knew until that moment that dogs can scream (and jump higher than a kangaroo). Henry would not play with sticks again for months….

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    • Oh, he’s lucky he didn’t get bitten. I’m hoping that if our dogs ever meet a snake (a rattler or something harmful) they will do the same – jump out of the way. My worry is that our dogs don’t mind snakes. At home we have garter snakes and the dogs like to “play” with them and bite them and roll on them. This is not good training for dogs in rattler country. I’m hoping that the cold nights have caused the snakes to den up for the winter.

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  18. Yes, for sure. I’ve heard some sad stories about dogs and snakes.


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