Monday, July 26, 2010

All Aboard!

July 5, 2010
Marshall, NC

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Urban Whoa

July 1, 2010
Athens, GA


June 26, 2010
Sandy Creek Park, GA

Tessa turns two years old today. Happy Birthday, crazy girl!

Summer Solstice

June 21, 2010
Greene County, GA

In celebration of the longest day of the year, we braved the heat this evening and drove all the way out to Greene County, to revisit the Iron Horse which has all but disappeared in the corn now. The photo was taken at 6:30 p.m. - and everthing was still bathed in light!

Of Ducks And Gourds

June 13, 2010
Sandy Creek Park, GA

Early a.m. track and retrieve with the fake duck. I don't think she was aware of the bird-filled gourds behind her.

All the way back to the car:


June 1, 2010
Athens, GA

The Turtle

May 31, 2010
Sandy Creek Park, GA

Tessa came across her first ever turtle today, in rental park no. 3. She didn't know what to make of it, and displayed a mix of excitement, cautiousness and curiosity. Unfortunately, I was without my camera that morning, so I had to improvise.

Summer Evening Walk

May 24, 2010
Athens, GA

Friday, July 9, 2010

Vizsla Fun Day

May 22, 2010
Jersey, GA

Today, I took Tessa to the rental park first thing, then we went straight to the plantation, where the Vizsla Club of Metro Atlanta had organized a Fun Day - lots of Vizslas having lots of fun. There was some field work, an agility course, and swimming, as well as an awesome lunch spread and good company.

We mainly came to watch and mingle, but Tessa got a good run through the fields where we usually train, no birds planted for her today but she did a good job checking all the places where she would typically find some - she knows where they huddle - and at any rate, was able to further exhaust herself which is a good thing.

Who's that lady?

Fake Duck Work

May 16, 2010
Sandy Creek Park, GA

Training Day

May 15, 2010
Jersey, GA
Another training day with the NAVHDA folks. 6 quail, planted in the woods this time, which went well. Still working on steadiness and today was better than last time, although nowhere near where we need to be. Lots of running today, followed by some swimming.

Whatever works!

Tessa retrieving The Real Thing

At The Big Mack

May 9, 2010
Swannanoa, NC

Heading home from our trip to NC, we pay a brief visit to the old fire truck in Swannanoa. Tessa is obviously a little sad to leave.

At The Ropes Course

May 9, 2010
Black Mountain, NC

Take Me To The River

May 9, 2010
Swannanoa River, NC