Tina’s challenge this week is a wet one. See her fantastic bear shots at Travels and Trifles!
My first thought for All Wet, was of Galapagos and its many water living animals. So, two of them are playing in the opener.
These are some of my favorite ”wets” – all from the archives.
A wet forest in Sweden
A hot hot day (42 degrees C) in Bilbao, Spain
A disappearing building in Barcelona
Autumn rain in my garden
I like girls who like the countryside, put on walking boots and can bend with the wind a bit. If you’re going to live with me, you need to be able to embrace the countryside and wet dogs.
And I will end this short, wet story with my favorite dog, my first lagotto romagnolo – the legendary Mille. Why ”legendary”? Well, for eleven summers in a row, he was standing, running or walking in the sea, at our summer house, from early morning until late evening. Chasing bubbles. This was his kingdom. (From the beginning these dogs were water dogs in Romagna, Italy, but the area was drained and the dogs were taught to dig for truffles instead.) Every man and woman in our little village knew him, every tourist, every child patted him and played with him.
We lost Mille in 2014, but people out there still (2019) remember him, and tell their own memories of him. My children planned to make a statue to sit on ”his” beach, so he would forever be watching the sea. But that dream was not realized. I have had many dogs and cats in my life – but nothing and no one compares to him. Also, he was always All Wet.
Thank you for last week’s peeks at Amy’s At home – a challenged I think more than I enjoyed very much. Hope to see you next week again, for Patti’s Challenge #96.
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Beautiful images … and wonderful memories of Mille. He sounds very special
Thank you, Julie – he was one of a kind.
Hi, A-C. The week got away from me! I’m so sorry it’s taken me a while to comment on your wonderful post. As always, your shots are terrific. You won’t be surprised that my favorite is Mille. He sounds like a wonderful dog. I wish I could have known him. I have a feeling that your Mille and my Max would have had fun in the water together.
Thank you, Patti – they would have made a giant splash together!
Stunning images – and I love your sweet at-one-with-the-sea dog Mille. Such treasured memories – and photos 🙂
So glad you enjoyed them – and my lovely Mille. Our new dog, Milo, looks just like Mille, but they are all personalities, animals and children alike.
Mille is a handsome guy. It’s a shame they don’t stay with us longer but we are so lucky to have them while they are here. This picture is a wonderful memory. ❤
Thank you Steve, you are so right. We are lucky to have them and love them throughout ❤
Wow. GREAT shots. I love dogs, always. And water drops. And wet forests. And Seal Love. Superb.
Thank you thank you, John – I’m glad they pleased you!
Beautiful photos… beautiful story!
Thank you so much, Lisa!
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Beautiful – love the playing seals and the water drops.
Thank you – they seem to be the most popular ones.
Splendid pictures for this challenge, Ann-Christine! The images of the seals and the raindrops are amazing!
Beautiful photographs Ann-Christine and a lovely tribute to sweet Mille 💖 xxx
♥ Thank you, Xenia!
Love that Autumn Rain image! I tried to view enlarged to see what might be reflected in the water drops. Too small to tell for sure. 🙂
Thank you, John – I guess it has to be my house reflected, or the rest of the bushes!
I really enjoyed your beautiful photos and I love the story of Mille.
Glad to share – and Mille is in my heart. Thank you!
Lovely gallery …. nice to see the boys. The seal image is my favourite… so adorable.
Mmm, boys will be boys…and seals are lovely creatures!
Very hard to forget the company of a good dog.
Yes, I know you wrote about yours as well – they will never be forgotten.
Beautiful, as always. Love the water droplets. And the building in the clouds.
Thanks, Marie – My favorites too!
Those seal are adorable! And Mille is beautiful!
Nora – thank you! I bet their water time was about the same…
I love those photos. I wish we hadn’t had to cancel our summer plans to visit our friends in Sweden. They are older than us, and I hope we do meet them again for a sail in the Baltic, and mushroom hunting in the woods.
I like your garden water image, Ann Christine, looks like gems.
Thank you, Teresa!
Ann-Christine, the wet garden image is amazing – now I”M the envious one! And a lovely testimonial to your beautiful Mille. You may have struggled but one would never guess so based on your beautiful post.
Always so positive, Tina, thank you. Happy my struggle does not show… ;-D
We’re all struggling a bit these days A-C, don’t feel alone in that my friend
Thanks- I guess there will be these ups and downs.
I especially liked the picture of the raindrops on branches. I was touched by your story of Millie. I lost two favorite pets in the past couple of years. You always remember them.
Glad you found something in my Mille too – sorry for your two losses – and yes, you always remember, never forget.
Mille and the photo of the two dogs with one shaking the water off are so nice. The water droplets in your garden are also lovely.
Glad you liked them, Anne. Always happy dogs! The first shaking photo – I still remember how the rain was pouring. And those raindrops in my garden were really heavy.
hi a. c. a good selection of pictures that present us here.
I like you very much.
Thank you so much, Robert!
Wonderful selection of photos, and story.
Some lovely photos. And lovely to read the memories about Mille, your dog. He looks very handsome.
Happy to share them – and glad you liked my boy too – Mille memories are precious to me.
amazing photos…but…the doggy stole the show.
Haha, yes, in real life he always did too!
Great shots. I loved the sea lions and the droplets. But all are awesome.
Thank you so much!
Mille is very special, A-C. Beautiful wet series. I love the various selections, the rain drops are beautifully captured.
Thank you, Amy – he was so special…And, I seldom see such heavy raindrops as those.
great memories of Mille and his love for the sea. 🙂 all your images are beautiful and the water drops look like diamonds! fantastic! 🙂
Glad you liked the memories – and the diamonds!
Wonderful memories of Mille. He was definitely waterproof. 😍
Haha, Yes, he was!
Lovely set of photos Ann Christine!. I love the one with the rain drops!
glad you liked them, Aletta – and that morning was filled with heavy raindrops.
What a wonderful response, A-C! Your Milo sounds very special. 🥰
Drat! Mille not Milo.
He was, thank you.