Weekly Winners – January 18 – January 24th

January 25, 2009 at 10:31 am 13 comments

This week’s Weekly Winners is brought to you by the surprising beauty of decay… and a dirty beagle. We started off the week picking up both dogs from a kennel and realizing they smell… like a kennel, so they were promptly bathed. We ended the week taking the dogs out for a Saturday walk in Hetford, North Carolina at the Newbold-White House Recreation Trail. We explored a patch of bald cypress trees with the recycling effort that is typically to swamps. We found mushrooms patiently pulling nutrients from a dead tree. We saw a mussel silently sequestering carbon in its shell and then along the shore we noticed the elements trying their best to break down an automobile. Enjoy!

Henry Gets Rinsed

A clean, but cold, Henry cuddles under a wool coat

Decaying tree at a Bald Cypress Swamp

Mushrooms from above

Ridges in mussel shell, ridges in finger tips

Sand filled speedometer on the shore

More pictures of Doggie Bath Time and the Newbold-White House Recreation Trail are available on my Flickr site.

For more Weekly Winners, be sure to visit the original post with all the participants over at Sarcastic Mom.

Entry filed under: Henry, North Carolina, Weekly Winners.

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13 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mishelle  |  January 25, 2009 at 11:01 am

    That last shot is AWESOME!

  • 2. Tara R.  |  January 25, 2009 at 11:14 am

    All very nice. I wish my dogs were as calm when they are given a bath.

  • 3. Maggie's Mind  |  January 25, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    Henry is precious, especially that first shot. The detail of the ridges shot is really cool, and I love the last one. Great set!

  • 4. Vicky (Secret Mom Thoughts)  |  January 25, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    I really like the shot of the swamp.

  • 5. Christina | AmiExpat  |  January 25, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Henry’s cute when he gets a bath, Charlie just looks completely pathetic. Love the swamp photo, really awesome.

  • 6. Smoochiefrog  |  January 25, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Poor puppy. He totally didn’t look like he wanted to be there. πŸ™‚

  • 7. tiff  |  January 25, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    I love the first two – cute but WOW on the thirds one. I love it and the last one is stunning too.

  • 8. merrymishaps  |  January 25, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    I really love the decaying tree / swamp shot!

  • 9. connie  |  January 25, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Great shots this week! My faves are the swamp one & the last one. And, I ♥ the ones of Henry being bathed~he’s so calm πŸ˜‰

  • 10. tgaw  |  January 25, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Thanks ladies!!!

    P.S. Henry is so calm with the bath because he gets them pretty frequently. He has an unfortunate habit of rolling in smelly stuff. πŸ™‚

  • 11. VA  |  January 30, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    I like your pictures! You are quite the photographer. We used to chat many moons ago on the #radford channel on IRC.

    One correction on the photo of the speedometer: It’s actually a old radio. You can see the tubes in the back. It could have been in the car, as the first car radios used tubes. The dial shows the AM frequencies from 550-1600 KHz. (55-16).

  • 12. tgaw  |  January 30, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    @VA – Ooooh good call about the radio! πŸ™‚

    P.S. Who were you on #radford?

  • 13. VA  |  January 30, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    VA was my username (or whatever it was called on IRC). There was KooL, Smiles, and a few others I can’t remember. I happened to be securely wiping hard drives last week and came across some old logs from IRC. A definite blast from the past!


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