SOPPY SUNDAY

 

n baby or9
Morning all. I’ve gone some nice pics for you to see this week..Β .
n animals
What an odd looking animal!
n dogcar
I’m getting my first driving lesson.
n tigre petit
I’m a bad-tempered looking wee SumatranΒ Tiger.
n buff
We’re like on guard duty. Halt, who goes there? Friend or Foe?
n em
Nothing like a stroll in the countryside…
n fox
I bet you thought I was just a lump of snow…
n cabin
A room with a view. Munguin lives in style.
n grand teton wyoming
Grand Teton, Wyoming.
n new lambs
We’re new. Erm, is it always this cold?
n callanish, lewis
Callanish, Lewis.
n frog
Couldn’t find a lily pad so this will have to do for the siesta.
n cat
Hello, cat librarian here.
n norway
Norway.
n pb
Get out of my way.
n cows in Scotland
Cold? What are you? A wimp?
n humming
Humming birds.
n hollow rock MN
Hollow Rock, Minnesota.Β 
n joey
My name’s Joey, and this is my friend. I know he’s only a human, but he’s quite agreeable once you get to know him.
n t
If you go down to the woods today…
n lovely
What can you say?
n babyor0
Ah, you’re back. I was just having a little something to tide me over till tea time. Hope you enjoyed the tour. Come back next week.

 

41 thoughts on “SOPPY SUNDAY”

  1. You should number them so we can make specific comments. The book-cat literally had me LOL, but then I’m soft about pussies. The teddy looks a bit sorry and thread-bear, I empathise. Keep up the good work πŸ™‚

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      1. Then bring him in out of the cold and give him a cuddle from me πŸ™‚
        The car-dog (super cute!) reminds me of a talk I once heard on the wireless. The speaker was an American who couldn’t get used to the idea that here the driver sits on the right. He kept going into panic mode whenever the ‘driver’ of the car in front waved both arms around and/or turned right around in the seat. But, he said, “the worst time of all was when there was a dog driving!” πŸ™‚

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        1. LOL.

          My Hungarian mate always goes to the wrong side of the car. Mind, so do I when I’m in Hungary!

          Oh Aristotle says… don’t worry about him. He’s a well loved bear that only goes out in the cold when it suits his purposes. He’s almost as pampered as Munguin!

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  2. Loved the dog in the car. With an open road and time to think about staying left, I suppose I could drive in the UK. But in the rush of city traffic, I can’t imagine how I could manage to make the turns and stay in the correct lanes.

    Lovely and fun pictures! Our Mr. Trump has asked me to tell you how much he liked the Norway picture. He says he quite likes Norway and Norwegians, and the place in his opinion is not a sh………well, you get the idea. Heilan Coo (Coos?) are always nice too.

    And thanks for Wyoming. It’s not Yosemite in the public imagination I guess, but the eastern face of the Teton Range in northwestern Wyoming is quite lovely mountain scenery. Also convenient that Grand Teton National Park extends to only about 10 or 15 miles from the south gate of Yellowstone. Nice when some Bison stroll by, and the T.A. Moulton barn is said to be the most photographed old barn in America.

    Wyoming seems underappreciated for its natural beauty. It’s almost exactly the area of the UK, with a total population of 580,000 people (roughly Edinburgh City……or less than half of the Edinburgh region,) making it the second least population density of any state after Alaska.

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    1. Yes, driving on the “wrong” side of the road is a challenge. On open roads not so much so, but coming up to complex junctions is a horror.

      Fancy your Mr Trump getting something right. In fact Norway is definitely NOT a sh… oh,well, enough of Trump.

      Ane coo: twa coos! You are correct.

      https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0789/8707/products/Morning_Magic_-_T.A._Moulton_Barn_-_Dan_Sawusch_-_USScenics.com.jpg?v=1478828606

      I love the scenery of Wyoming. An immediate im pression of the USA for us Brits is usually NYC, LA or Key West, if not the White House in DC.

      It is, of course, so much more.

      Maybe we should do a Soppy America sometime.

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      1. Tris…..that would be cool.
        Another very nice view of the Moulton barn in Jackson Hole! (The T.A. Moulton homestead was among the very last parcels of private property that was deeded to the US Park Service in the formation of Grand Teton National Park.) There are several old structures remaining along “Mormon Row”……the remnants of early Mormon settlement of the area. Wyoming doesn’t have the highest peaks in North America. The seriously tall mountains are in Alaska, and the tallest in the lower 48 are in the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Ranges to the west…..plus the many 14,000 + ft peaks in the Colorado Rockies to the south. But at 13,775 ft. Grand Teton is not to be sneezed at, and the way it rises out of the relatively low altitude of Jackson Hole makes for great picture post card scenery. (BTW, Mauna Kea in Hawaii is taller by about 30 ft, and often also has a snow cap in the winter.)

        While Mauna Kea has a road that lets you drive to the top (so the astronomers can get to work at the big observatories,) the route to the top of Grand Teton is more harrowing. You can fast forward to the view at the top. (The musical accompaniment is not recommended.)

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        1. Wow, the scenery was amazing. I loved the bottom part, but I got a bit scary farther on!! I’d have been a bit worried camping right under that boulder, though I’m sure they knew what they were doing.

          The first piece of music was really bad (who told them they could sing?), but the rap was OK…

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          1. Yes Tris……I noticed that campsite under the boulder myself. The trails along the lower elevations looked pretty pleasant, but the later climbing, with your hands gripping narrow gaps along sheer rock faces looks seriously scary. Rock climbers also enjoy Devil’s Tower, over in northeastern Wyoming. (A nice day trip west from Rapid City, South Dakota, and the Mount Rushmore area……with a stop in Deadwood to see where that damnable Jack McCall shot Wild Bill Hickok in the back….at a poker table in Calamity Jane’s “No. 10” saloon.) I really don’t know how people manage to climb a vertical wall like Devil’s Tower, but a few thousand people do it every year.

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    1. It’s a statue of hares helping each other in the St Peter and St Paul fortress, St Petersburg.
      Pure fantasy. Hares are selfish bastards.

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  3. What? no black and white photos? Get a grip of your staff, Mr Munguin! Inspired by Niko’s photo of the trump I’ve sent an e-mail to the local Council complaining that the trump’s maternal house is an eye-sore which will adversely affect the value of my property and should be demolished. To date, I’ve had no reply.

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    1. Munguin has little input into the running of Munguin Enterprises at the weekend. He tends to be in one of his country retreats.

      Tris is in charge!

      Yes, the cottage looks as if it’s seen better days. Still, a least it’s not been done up in gold leaf.

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      1. Speaking of Mr. Trump’s love of all things gold, the Washington Post has reported that when the Trumps requested that New York’s Guggenheim Museum loan them a van Gogh titled “Landscape With Snow” to decorate the walls of their White House residence…..

        they offered him instead a solid 18k gold toilet……a fully functional work of art, titled “America”, that had been installed and previously used in one of their public restrooms.

        A Guggenheim curator stated that β€œIt is, of course, extremely valuable and somewhat fragile, but we would provide all the instructions for its installation and care.”

        β€œWe are sorry not to be able to accommodate your original request,” the curator concluded, β€œbut remain hopeful that this special offer may be of interest.”

        The Post reports that so far, the White House has not responded to the Guggenheim’s generous offer.

        https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/the-white-house-wanted-a-van-gogh-the-guggenheim-offered-a-used-solid-gold-toilet/2018/01/25/38d574fc-0154-11e8-bb03-722769454f82_story.html?utm_term=.a4f4cfedd686

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  4. I feel I should just cut and paste a comment saying “brilliant pictures Tris” because well they always are. The heilan coos were lovely but if they were coming towards me in real life I’d be a bit scared! I think that wee tiger is grumpy because like me he has awfa wee legs compared to the rest of his body.

    So the teddy is called Aristotle -that’s the poshest bear since Brideshead Revisited! Mine’s called Ted but then I’m rather plebian πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes Dan……..and I guess it means much the same thing in French. It’s a very early name from a time that the so-called “mountain men” were roaming the west hunting and trapping. Some of them were French or French-Canadian, and in all likelihood had not seen ladies in a long time. So the imagination runs rampant. πŸ˜‰

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