My little dog Scruffy kept me awake last night, frightening away imaginary monsters lurking in the gale that was blustering outside the window, so in today’s sleep-deprived state I am taking my inspiration from my beloved, tiny canine companion with the bark of a dog ten times her size. How about some peppermint bark? It wouldn’t be Christmas without it.
Some delicate peeling tree bark at the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island…
…and some vibrant redwood bark in California.
Last but by no means least, the inspiration for this week’s theme, in one of her quieter moments.
She’s currently asleep on the chair beside me, I’m tempted to wake her up with a loud bark and see how she likes it, call it a lesson in woof justice. 🙂 In the meantime, are you ready to run with the big dogs and take a bite out of this week’s theme? If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:
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A living tree is a changing, sleeve shape, a wet, thin, bright green creature that survives in the thin layer between heartwood and bark. It stands waiting for light, which it catches in the close-woven sieves of its leaves. – Alice Oswald
On pavements and the bark of trees I have found whole worlds. – Mark Tobey
Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear. – Dave Barry
Adorable doggie but, you had me at peppermint bark:)
All beautiful: food, bark and Scruffy!
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Woof justice? 🙂 I hope you sleep very well tonight!
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Some would say you are barking mad… but not meee!! Wha waa.. woof woof!! 😉
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Love that photo of her on the beach. Such innocence but we know better hey?
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My response: https://smalltownfashionblogger.wordpress.com/2017/02/27/travel-theme-bark/
Check it out and leave some feedback ;). I promise you it’s cute 🙂
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Terrific barks for this week. I went with our green rainforest barks for this week.
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Treeeeees, Ailsa, beautiful treeeeees! 😀 I love this week’s challenge. And tried not to get lost in photos of dogs haha. What is peppermint bark? It looks delicious! And I remember the feeling of the redwood bark, so soft. But sweet Scruffy must feel much softer. ❤
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I hear your Woof justice Ailsa. When living on the farm and no neighbours for a quarter of a mile, our six dogs would often raise a commotion in the wee hours of the morning. Maybe it was a wandering fox, neighbours dogs barking, who knows. I soon tired of verbally trying to quieten them…I am a light sleeper…and opted for Dad’s shot gun. Sneaking out the back door, out from under the back verandah, raise the gun to eleven o’clock, and fire. The sound echoed off every pine plantation for miles and about ten seconds later the pellets would land on my wool shed roof. AND the dogs and I would sleep soundly for the rest of the night 😀 Aaaaahhhhh! The joys of country living.
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I love the textures and colours of bark. Here’s is my selection
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Ha! Well-phrased prompt.. I’m off in search of bark and barks!!!
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Your photos were delicious, in one way or another. Here are mine: https://judydykstrabrown.com/2017/02/28/hospitable-and-not-travel-theme-bark/
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Great barking! Here’s my choices…http://wp.me/p1hCI2-7Y3
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Is it bark, fire, or an ancient scroll? https://beautyalongtheroad.wordpress.com/2017/02/28/bark-on-fire/
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Nice barks. Also, check out https://travel387.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/travel-theme-bark/
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Gorgeous tree barks, Ailsa. What a sweet doggie on the beach. Love the quotes too. 🙂 Here’s my entry: https://anotherday2paradise.wordpress.com/2017/03/03/travel-theme-bark-surprise/
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