Monday, May 26, 2008

Photo album: Memorial Day weekend

We have had the rainiest weekend--severe thunderstorms, marble size hail, and rain, rain, rain. In between showers, I've gotten out to a few parks and taken along my lovely camera.

On Saturday, before the rains came, Forest Park in St. Louis was filled with Old English sheepdogs--hundreds of them. My friend Lou, who is a lovely person but a questionable driver, stopped in the middle of the road, transfixed. Here are just a few of those big boys and their people.
We had lunch at the boat house and were going to go out on a paddleboat, until the deluge. These people got drenched but looked like they were enjoying it.

The next day, after the rain and before the hail, there were a few nice hours and we went for a picnic at Laumeier Sculpture Park.

It was a small group of friends--about eight people and five dogs. This is Bruno. Bruno was bad. Bruno's in time-out. There was a small debate as to whether Bruno saw the error of his ways and was thinking, "If only I'd been nicer to those other dogs."

12 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

Ahhh...poor Bruno!

La Alicia said...

awwwwww...I love old english sheep dogs! they're adorable!

Nicole R.J. said...

I love that those folks are out in the paddle boat with umbrellas *lol* Good for them!

ChichiBoulie said...

Poor Bruno :(

Sarah McBride said...

those dogs are adorable!
poor bruno.
What did bruno do??

Nora said...

Poor Bruno! What a cutie! My dog has a time outs too! A lot of them! :D

Callooh Callay said...

Bruno is a sweetie around people, and he gets along OK with a dog or two, but he gets a little aggressive in crowds. Kind of aloner, rebel, James Dean kind of dog.

Octavine Illustration said...

i love the sheepdog party!~ looks like such a fun doggy filled weekend. my belle (a mastiff lab cross) would have had so much fun! (and probably ended up in time out with Bruno...)

BabyLyons said...

Looks to me like Bruno's plotting his revenge....(BUM Bum bum)

Rosebud Collection said...

Looks like everyone had a great time, except Bruno..Poor guy..

Nodin's Nest said...

That's a herd of dogs, I'd probably stop to look also!

littlebird said...

great photos, i like the stories each one might tell.