Sunday, April 29, 2012

Serene Scenes for Sunday VI

We have several gorgeous oaks here at Run*A*Round. One of them is in the front pasture, just off the driveway and cattle guard. We let its limbs drape low and heavy.
The oak's limbs sweep the ground on one side.



It provides some daytime shelter for the horses when I let them winter graze the front hay pasture (as well as a fine scratching post). And it provides a nice shady break for the dogs if they accompany me on walks/runs along the driveway.
BB takes a break.

BB
Baron investigates smells.

And sucks in his gut, trying to look svelte.
Thelma Jean chills out in a ray of sunshine (different day snapped with the cell phone).

Notice the crossed front legs - always a lady.

And not to be left out, Louise wasn't hanging out under the oak tree, but was relaxing in the back yard near the pond.
Louisiana Bella

"S'up?"


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Thank you to everyone who posted Flowers for Leontien yesterday.
It was a beautiful, touching day in Blogland. Thank you, Buttons, for envisioning this virtual bouquet and Nancy for giving it a home. The link will remain open on Nancy's page so bloggers can continue to add blooms for Leontien. Thank you to everyone who posted, linked up, commented, and helped get the word out to give this lovely and spirited young woman some support. We live in a wonderful community here in Blogland. :)
And Leontien's words: Just stunned! And gratefull AND BLESSED!!!

105 comments:

Comment1 said...

Love those big, dominant trees. They refuse to be ignored!

Charade said...

Oh, I love your old oak. So beautifully timeworn. We have so many hundreds of them here at Le Rustique that I often overlook their individual character, which you've captured so well. Love your dogs, too.

It's me said...

Love those trees...and your dogs....and you.....love love love ...xxx..

Sandra said...

thanks for letting us know Leontine saw the post. just looking at the link page made me happy for her.
your oak tree has so much character, i love the trunk shot. you already know how i feel about trees. and Louise's painted face makes me happy looking at it. she has the most beautiful markings. baby is doing great.

Giga said...

Wspaniały dąb i daje cień pieskom w upalne dni. Pozdrawiam.
Magnificent oak and gives shade to dogs on hot days. Yours.

Judy @ daily yarns said...

That tree is awesome! Thank you for letting me know about it too. I know this is one of the reasons I've been blogging so long, so many wonderful people in the blogland.

RoeH said...

Oh my gosh how I love that tree! I'm moving to Texas. Right now. But before I do I have to check out about Leontien.

Michelle said...

I love the way Thelma Jean looks so content.

ellen abbott said...

I love those old oaks.

edenhills said...

Beautiful. I love the oak trees too. That's the main type of tree I have in my yard and front pasture.

Good to know Leontien enjoyed her flowers!

Lynne said...

Loved seeing the oak, pups enjoying shade, seeing all the green. Not trying to make a rhyme here but the photos did leave me with a feeling of serene . . .

Joop Zand said...

Nice old oaks and lovely pictures...... good work Theresa

Wanda plain~N~simple said...

What an awesome tree! Oaks are my favorite, I love the smell of wet oak leaves, the smell brings back so many childhood memories of climbing huge oaks just like this one!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I am impressed with the number of responses for Flowers for Leontien. It felt good to be a part of it. Thank you. Do the hounds get ticks from the grasses at Run*A*Round?

Betty Roan said...

That is one huge oak tree. I really like the way that limb nearly touches the ground. Would be a great climbing tree for the grands.

Bob Bushell said...

Well, aren't they wonderful, sitting down beneath the Oak trees, lovely.

Lois Evensen said...

Gorgeous old oak trees. We had one here that we were so sorry to see go when it died. Love Thelma Jean with her arms crossed again - just like our Penny. Yes, very lady like for sure!

We were more than happy to participate in the Flowers for Leontien event yesterday. We hope she felt well enough to see it. I haven't seen anywhere yet that she did. Does anyone know?

But hugs,
Lois

Red said...

I always find oak trees interesting simply because we don't have them here. Great way to showcase the dogs or the tree.
Enjoy your day.

Tracy said...

Tex, that is a lovely tree and so full of possibilities! I'm glad Leontien saw the post yesterday. I posted my flowers today since I did the 'y' of the A to Z Challenge!

Debbie said...

those puppies are all so darn cute, you forget your suppose to be lookin' at the trees.

thelma jean steals the show for me, she just looks the lady part.

thanks for the ps about leontine, i am happy she felt the love. i sure did!!

Honest Abe said...

Beautiful post. I really like trees. I am especially love oak trees. I really like your photos of your oak tree. Do you have to worry about rattlesnakes? I would think they would lay under the same oak in the heat of the day.

Sally said...

Beautiful as always. I love seeing your place and the sweet dogs. :)

(Yesterday really touched me seeing so many come together for Leontien. Thank you for inviting me.)

Jill said...

A wonderful place to daydream, me thinks. I think the dogs agree. :)

bailey-road.com said...

I love the ground-sweeping limbs.
I always enjoy seeing your dogs!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Love those gnarly old limbs. Always enjoy your family photos!! Precious! ;) And, thank you again for being a part of the blooms conception and execution. Gotta love blogland. blessings ~ Tanna

Saun said...

Love your big oak tree a great place to sit and watch the world go by. Love the pic of Thelma your dogs have such great names.

FOREST SNAPPER said...

what majestic oaks,many winters have they seen. the dogs,great as ever. I hope your weather is better than here in gloucestershire

Peter

jackie said...

Ohhhh!!! Que lindas imagenes! Gracias por compartir, Un placer estar aqui! Bendiciones!!

Louise said...

Don't you just wonder, sometimes, what all old trees like that have seen during the course of their lives? What history they have witnessed? What lives they have seen lived out beneath their branches? I'm glad that you, the horses and the dogs are all adding to that beautiful oak's life story.

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Well Tex you know I love those Oaks! Nice pictures of the Pups and Oaks and it looks like Summer is in full swing there! Enjoy your Sunday!

Bob Bushell said...

Nope!!!!!!!!!!! It is not a Wallaby, he he he.

Kathy said...

Those long low branches of the mighty oaks are just beautiful! I'd like to be a kid again and go climbing on them!

Sylvia K said...

I always love the shots of Lady Thelma Jean and her crossed feet! Priceless! And what beautiful trees! Looks so inviting! Hope all of you are enjoying the weekend!

Andrew said...

It looks like lovely spot to sit in the shade..

Michaele said...

It's almost like a zen retreat around your place isn't it? I could look at photos like that all day.

Sall's Country Life said...

Beautiful, Beautiful...the trees, the dogs, the pond...what a graceful place you live in! It was a heart warming experience to be a part of the virtual flower party for Leontien. Thank you for your part in it and yes, I bet it was a soggy day:)!! p.s.(can I come down and gather me some acorns?)

Robin said...

T, wow! What a great tree! I really like those big old oak trees!
Great shots of the spread!

Patty Woodland said...

Climbin' tree.
Pricilla would love it

Candy C. said...

Love those low hanging branches! Wouldn't it be great to have a "fort" underneath them?!? :)

DJan said...

I love your doggies. They are so sweet. And I'll head on over to see how it all turned out for Leontien. I would have joined in, but I felt all shy since I didn't know her before you sent me over there. Hugs to you, my friend.

Tammy said...

Thanks for inviting my to be part of the flowers, such a lovely idea:) Your dogs look so sweet (and as trim as mine, haha)!

Angela Häring-Christen said...

I love trees and dogs:-))
Lovely pictures.

Buttons said...

I love your lane I would love to share that walk /run with you and your cute four legged family members.
That certainly was an amazing day yesterday. The words coming from Leontien herself was like icing on the cake. I love bloggerland.. B

Christian said...

There's no serenity here! Only RAIN, RAIN AND MORE RAIN!

holdingmoments said...

A lovely old oak Theresa. I bet it's home to hundreds of insects.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh how I love the big oak trees, Theresa. Love the way they are almost on the ground!!!! Beautiful!!!

We love our big shade trees and have many of them around our house. BUT--George is having to cut back some limbs --to keep the squirrels off of the top of our house....

Are you sure you won't 'loan' me one of your babies to go on Squirrel watch?????? ha ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Eva Ason said...

Lovely photos, it looks quite comfy there under the tree's. You have such beautiful dogs.
Thank you too :)
Have a lovely week ahead.

Hugs
Eva

Barbara Shallue said...

I love that tree! What a glorious oak. And thanks for sharing Leontien's reaction to the blog bouquet. I'm so glad I could take part in it!

SweetMarie said...

Yesterday was a extra beautiful day in Blogland. Thank you for everything you did Theresa!

Your pics today are so enjoyable! I love the what's up with Louise!
Have a great Sunday! xoxo!

parker said...

Peaceful place under the Oaks with the dogs. And just right down the lane from the house! Nice!

Montanagirl said...

The Oaks are impressive...love your dog photos too.

Hilary said...

Your babies are so beautiful as are their lovely surroundings. Gotta love tress.. and dogs.

Ellie said...

Those are wonderful big trees. Your lovely dogs seem to really like them too :))

Brita said...

The tree looks to be very old. It gives a nice shade for your dogs / Brita

Michael said...

The pics focused on the branches would make great Halloween pics in black and white

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Slow connection on our little mini-roadtrip -- I can see my e-mail and make comments, but get kicked out when I try to upload.

I love live oaks, as you know.
They have huge big Texas personalities!

Will try to post flowers and more when we get home....yours below are beautiful. Such a beautiful idea.

Carole M. said...

enjoyed each of the photos; the wonderful tree, your dogs lappping it all up on good weather days, and the finale to read response from Leontien; a sweet post

barbara l. hale said...

Wonderful oaks!! I love the look on Thelma Jean's face. That is one contented doggie.

Lindsjö taxar said...

I love old trees, they have so much to tell us if they could speak. Great pictures of your dogs resting in the shadow of the oaks.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

To start, THANK YOU for all you did to make the Flowers for Leontien a success--It was so inspiring to see how many participated!

I also really love your trees--I know I've said this to you before, but I just love them and the connection they give us to the past!

Tiago Braga said...

ohh so cute the doggys, so so cute! love the last one, its yours? super cute :P
Hugs

Tammy said...

Love the kids, of course, and that low branch....My inner child wants to have a climb :)

Jo's World said...

I love these trees, they are all things to all creatures. Shelter for dogs, humans and other creatures. Scratchers for horses and cows, homes for all birds. An inspiring place to visit.

Thanks for sharing your pics.

Jo, Stella, Zkhat and Ronald

Rohrerbot said...

I love our oaks here. Incredible and old trees they are. They are home to countless nests of birds and their limbs are beautiful. Soon I'll be able to appreciate them again after their done dropping pollen, leaves, and branches. They certainly are messy this time of year:)

Jan n Jer said...

We have lots of those big old oakes in Ga. the kids love climbing on the low branches! Looks like your pups love the shade it provides. Awesome turnout for Leontien...lots of folks in the blogsphere have big hearts!

Eyeliquor said...

Wonderful!

Farm Girl said...

I do think blogdom is a wonderful place. It is such a lovely community.
Thanks for the heads up.
I love your trees and your dogs are just the best. I always enjoy seeing their pictures.

mary i said...

I have a favor to ask ya'll. I don't have a blog. just comment (alot :) ) I was so moved by everything you did for your friend Leontien. All of you...Mike and Whoa-man will need a little bloggy love.. Any way to put something together for them??? Thank you. Lovely Oaks and doggies...

Mary said...

What a gnarly old oak. It is really beautiful. I hope you enjoy the remainder of the weekend. Blessings...Mary

Susan said...

I love your photos, but your words brought tears to my eyes. I feel so bad for Leontien, and anything any of us can do to help her is a privilege! Thanks Theresa!

Linda R said...

What a big beautiful tree.. And your dogs look so content posing under it..

Hugs~

Chip Allen said...

Live oaks always remind me of the beach back home. Before the developers started throwing up condos on every square inch of available land the live oaks near the dunes offered a cool respite from the broiling sun on many a summer's day.

Kay said...

Don't oak trees always have such great limbs? Your doggies are so cute.

Sandy said...

That Thelma is always a lady.

georgettesullins said...

I have more flowers, but still need to figure out this linking to whom. What a wonderful coordinated effort you made TWG. I love our blogging community.
Of course, I love the oak and your lovely, well-behaved Thelma, Louise and Baron.

Laura said...

love those gnarled branches!

sharon said...

A great tree to go and climb.

Nancy said...

Thank you for the tour of your lovely trees -- oaks are so majestic. I'm envious! :)

Ron said...

What a great place to hide out from the sun.

Catherine said...

Your green is glorious!
xo Catherine

Lui said...

I smiled reading this!
I love both animals and trees and in your place they both look happy and contented. Powerful energies that help heal, rejuvenate and make all of us whole!

BB reminded me of my late dog Bogart (my dogs are avid bloggers!) and senior ones tug at my heart ;-)

Kari in Vegas said...

Thats a really cool looking tree!

Stop on by for a visit
Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

Linda said...

What an interesting tree. I can't help wondering what motivated that limb to grow toward the ground like that, but I like the idea of a scratching post for the horses.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Big beautiful oak tree. I love them, but we don't have many around here.

Randy said...

Looks like it was a great day.

missing moments said...

I so love that Thelma Jean!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Thelma and those crossed paws made me smile. A lady indeed!

One thing I see a lot of around here are the live oaks with their long, sweeping branches. One of my favorite trees.

Looks like I missed the party for Leontien, but she will have a bouquet from me sometime tomorrow. Hopefully the party will continue. What a beautiful idea!!

Martha Z said...

I love the old gnarled oaks. We have several choices for our daily walks but oak woodland is my favorite.

Betty Manousos said...

those oaks are so beautiful!
thanks for this lovely pictorial tour.

i'm envious! lol!
xo

Rizalenio said...

Living in the city makes me miss this kind of sceneries. Thanks for providing these views. So wonderful...and refreshing.

Rizalenio said...

Living in the city makes me miss this kind of sceneries. Thanks for providing these views. So wonderful...and refreshing.

BlueShell said...

My, my...I say...I would like to be there, did you know? So peaceful...

Kisses

Stewart M said...

If ever a tree looked like it needed to be climbed it would be that one! My kids would be up it like a flash!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful, love those trees and your dogs.
I'm so glad the link is still open so I could participate in Flowers for Leontien too.

Madge Bloom said...

My first thought about the trees ad seeing your pups underneath, was a refuge from the heat of summer when it comes...

rkbsnana said...

As usual, love your photography and choices of things to photograph

NitWit1 said...

Oaks inspire strength and longevity. We finally had to cut one down on our property wit over 100 rings.

Th dogs are very comfortable and one has manners? I will send 1 year old female Luckie for training.

Breathtaking said...

Your Oak looks like ours,has'nt been pruned for years,but oh so
magnificent.Love all the photos of the dogs especially the refined one
looks so prim and proper!!

Rose said...

Oh, will have to check it out. We got Lorelei Saturday and I have barely had time to check my email...you should read about her time or actually on the way here...I just posted it at Pics and Pieces...

Rose said...

I meant to tell that I love that tree! I think I am well on the way to teaching Lo to love trees.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

That is one fantastic tree- love those twisted limbs. I am so glad Leontien liked all of her special flowers- that was such a sweet gesture- thanks so much for getting it organized!

pattisjarrett said...

Thanks for sharing Leontien's comments with us. :)
That is one gorgeous tree, that low-hanging limb really reaches out. It does look like a multi-purpose shelter, back scratcher, etc. I wouldn't mind hanging out under there for awhile. Louise must have been on vacation!

JM said...

Those tree branches are amazing!

Margaret said...

that oak ... living poetry! I adore it.

heyBJK said...

Love those trees! And the dogs are always photogenic subjects...trying to act like they don't notice.

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