Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Cold and sunny day

walking-in-snow, originally uploaded by phaird.

Sunday at the park was really cold and sunny but not too windy. It ended up being a really nice day but I was worried I wouldn't even get past the parking lot. Toby isn't a fan of the cold and I had him wearing a sweater because it was in the teens. I figured he'd hate it and not even get out of the car. He did though and once he started running around, he seemed to enjoy himself. Many of the regulars were out and even a new Aussie puppy that everyone was fawning over.

I avoided the park for the past weekends because of the crazy weather that Toby isn't wild about but when I do go out I always like the photos I come back with. With the bare trees and snow on the ground, I am often really happy with the pictures I come back with. I brought out my new video camera too but editing and uploading those take a lot more work but I hope to have some great stuff soon.

For those of you who come to the park and read this, I'd be really interested in recording some of your best memories of the park any given day so when you see me at the park shooting, just strike up a conversation and let me record it. It's great to share memories.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Local Dog sledding

I didn't make it to the park this weekend but I did get Toby out a little bit.  Most know Toby isn't a cold weather dog.  I did see though this short little story on WBZ about sled dog sprint races.  It's not the long drawn out race like in Alaska Iditarod but more of a sprint race around a track in a park. This is something I'm going to have to find out more about.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Blog gets a makeover

It's a new year and with that new opportunities and more chances to spend at the park, taking pictures, and enjoying each day.  It is also a good time to look at all my on line work and see what is out of date.  Using bloggers new templates, I decided to give my blog a face lift.  It is a whole new look but I think it is for the better.  I'm also hoping to continue to make more updates and expand my blog even more.  Keep connected and let me know what more you'd like to see on my blog.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Mini Pin on ice

Mini Pin on ice, originally uploaded by phaird.

it was a cold and icy day here at the park. Kids were skating on the pond which I always love. I grew up on CA and never had to deal with snow till I moved to MA. I've been here a while now so I'm use to it.

This little guy needed that sweater though because it was a cold morning and the wind was blowing. Toby and I started the morning by going for a walk in the woods before coming down to the open park. We needed to get our blood flowing and after that, it wasn't so bad.

Winter is always a little quieter at the park. I knew it would be too. Last week was warm and all the snow was melting and slushy. Now that it's cold, it's all frozen and icy. Makes for walking kinda tricky. Even the dogs were slipping around on the ice. That never stops them though. Might slow a few of them down but not the young ones. They still want to run, chase and play. That's a dogs life.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A foggy rainy beautiful day

_MG_6239.jpg, originally uploaded by phaird.

Happy new year to all my fellow dog park fans. Sundays weather was warm which caused the snow to raise up into a thick cloud of fog. As the fog was lifting, it started to rain so I didn't stay at the park very long.

It is a new year so a new chance for new beginnings. I got a video camera and plan on bringing it to the park on a weekly basis. I'm really eager to start collecting stories from people at the Acton park as well as some other area parks. I've been meeting people at other parks and want to go back and meet some new people and get their stories.

This year will offer some great opportunities and I'm really excited for them.