Travel theme: Bark

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.

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Some delicate peeling tree bark at the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island…

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…and some vibrant redwood bark in California.

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Last but by no means least, the inspiration for this week’s theme, in one of her quieter moments.

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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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❤ Ailsa

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

About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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46 Responses to Travel theme: Bark

  1. munchkinontheroad says:

    Adorable doggie but, you had me at peppermint bark:)

  2. 76sanfermo says:

    All beautiful: food, bark and Scruffy!

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  4. Woof justice? 🙂 I hope you sleep very well tonight!


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  6. aj vosse says:

    Some would say you are barking mad… but not meee!! Wha waa.. woof woof!! 😉

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  8. Miriam says:

    Love that photo of her on the beach. Such innocence but we know better hey?

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  11. My response:
    Check it out and leave some feedback ;). I promise you it’s cute 🙂

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  13. Cee Neuner says:

    Terrific barks for this week. I went with our green rainforest barks for this week.

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  16. 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. ❤
    Here is my choice:

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  18. Woolly Muses says:

    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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  21. bushboy says:

    I love the textures and colours of bark. Here’s is my selection

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  26. lifelessons says:

    Ha! Well-phrased prompt.. I’m off in search of bark and barks!!!

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  30. Leya says:

    Great barking! Here’s my choices…

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  39. Gorgeous tree barks, Ailsa. What a sweet doggie on the beach. Love the quotes too. 🙂 Here’s my entry:

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