Bright Eyed & Bushy Tailed

I was awakened this morning at 5:00 AM to the sound of a tail thumping by my head and my face being covered with good morning licks. Evidently Abigail was way ahead of me in the energy department and was already getting excited for their morning walk.

Romeo was still lounging at my feet stretching and groaning. “I’m with you, Romeo,” I said. I rolled over and tried to ignore Abigail but she already had her morning agenda planned and wasn’t going to put up with Romeo and I lounging around lazily. So she laid on more kisses and more tail wagging and then started to jump around on the bed…

“OK, OK, I’m up…let’s get ready to go!” So I dragged myself out of bed and whipped up a quick breakfast I could drink on the 20 minute drive.

Quick Morning Smoothie

1/4 Cup Fresh Pineapple

1 Cup Frozen Organic Mixed Berries

1 Cup Organic Almond Milk

1 Heaping Tablespoon Organic Raw Almond Butter

1/2 Cup Ice

Place all ingredients in mixer and blend until smooth.

This morning’s walk was along the river by a nearby airfield.

The water looked very inviting. Next time I’m wearing my suit!

These were right next to the boat launch where we were standing. I was trying to get a good shot of the lady bug but she wouldn’t cooperate. Then I did some further investigating and realized that half the bush was covered with wasps. EEEeek!

All smiles.

“Are you coming? I’ve got places to go and things to sniff!”

Another plane coming in for a landing. Kind of cool to watch them come and go. Notice how hazy the mountains are in the background? We have a couple of wildfires burning in our area. Not unusual for this time of year especially when we have very wet springs that allow things to overgrow and then very hot summers that dry things out.

We’re back home now and I suppose I should finish my to-do list from yesterday. I had big plans to clean and organize and run errands yesterday, but visiting with neighbors and making a Luscious Lemon Cake seemed like so much more fun.

Hope you have a great day!

8 Comments on “Bright Eyed & Bushy Tailed

  1. With that scenery and countryside waiting, is it any wonder Abigail couldn’t wait to get out there? What a nice terrific way to start the day, your smoothie adding the exclamation point. Your “kids” sure did enjoy themselves.


    • They love to be out and about. There are quite a few other people who walk their dogs around there also so sometimes they even have friends to play with. The other day they played with the Ridgeback “gang”. There’s a lady that walks 4 of them. ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. What beautiful images of your morning walk and yes, that water does look very inviting. Your dogs are beautiful and I do love the shot of one of them airborne. I bet they have a lot of energy and really need their exercise. Aren’t they blessed to be able to run around in such large open spaces and not be on a lead. And delicious morning smoothy too xx


  3. What a lovely post, April! I have never thought of putting nut butter into a smoothie before, but it makes perfect sense to put some protein in to balance out the sugars/carbs. I will have to try this soon! BTW, I have been secretly wondering where you got off to, and then remembered that I had put everyone, including you, into my reader… Oh dear.
    ~ Lynda


  4. I love the sounds of this shake.. especially almond milk and butter with the berries! I’ll be trying this one for sure.. time to get back on my fitness kick! I think your two pups keep you in great shape, April, they have boundless energy! Great photography visit this morning too:D


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