Thursday, July 26, 2012

Puddle Stompers & Posts of the Week

Summer rain, kidlets and a crazy little dog. Enjoy!

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The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful. ~ E. E. Cummings

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Imagine a puddle waking up and saying: 'This is an interesting hole I find myself in. Fits me rather neatly, doesn't it? In fact it fits me staggeringly well, must have been made to have me in it! ~ Douglas Adam

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"Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain." ~ Unknown

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Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain. ~ Vivian Greene

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Don't threaten me with love, baby. Let's just go walking in the rain. ~ Billie Holiday

And now, without further delay, here are the Posts of the Week. The icon below is yours for the taking if if your blog post is named as a POTW.



by Gail
at Louisiana Belle

Dog VS Owner on 34 Street
by King
at King of the New York Hacks


Go Ahead: Feel Good
by Sandy
at Writing in Faith


Baby Birdie
by June
at Aging Gratefully

by Barbara
at Confessions of a Photography Addict

by Bob
at Birds and Nature in the Forest of Dean

Day 202: Green Anole
by Laura
at Laura Delegal - 2012 Project 365 + 1


How to Photograph Lightning
by Scott
at Just Used Pixels

Remembering Sally Ride
by Crabby
at Cranky Fitness

A Towering Epiphany
 by Stephen
at The Chubby Chatterbox


Recommended by:Dianne
A Little Night Magic
by Jay
at Bailey's Buddy

Please drop by their blogs for a visit and leave a kind comment if you have the time. Also, please feel free to add your own choices (for any blog except this one) for a specific blog post in the comments section below, where others can see them.

Thank you.


Unspoken said...

i like those precious shots! now off to read :).

Cloudia said...

Watching Benny frolic with the kids is healing to my heart at this time!
Thanks so much for sharing him with us.

Aloha from Waikiki
Comfort Spiral

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Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Young children in puddle boots are a joy to observe. Ditto for Benny!
Off to enjoy this week's treasures.
Thanks, Hilary! :)

stephen Hayes said...

There are few pleasures in life greater than the unabandoned joy of stomping through a puddle, and your pictures capture this wonderfully. And thanks so much for including me on your list this week. It means a lot.

Unknown said...

Hey, just nominated you for an award! Hop over to my blog to grab it!

Zuzana said...

Lovely images that bring back to recollection my own childhood, we used to love running through rain puddles.;)
Congratulations to everyone mentioned here today, I am sure these are excellent posts.;)
Have a great weekend dear Hilary,

joeh said...

The best was riding your bike through puddles!

Brian Miller said...

smiles...that is what puddles are made for....

congrats to all the POTW....

Dawning Inspiration said...

Oh my goodness - those precious little yellow rain boots and Bennys legs running in the air!!! Toooo cute!

Nadezda said...

Hilary, you've been nominated, congratulation! I love these photos, the little girl is so sweet!

Sueann said...

I loved the photos!!! So fun

Anvilcloud said...

She's not Princess in this series, just Galoshes.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the post recommendations.

Love those kiddies in the puddles.

Maggie May said...

Wow! What lovely wellies! And Benny was in his element with all that water.
Beautiful photos.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Rob-bear said...

Those boots are made for splashing! And that's exactly what they're doing.

Benny's right in there too. Looks like all three are having fun!

Dianne said...

Benny and the kidlets!!

Sage said...

Those boots are wonderful! Lovely photos.

Daryl said...

I was multitasking as your blog opened and I saw the first photo and thought: a Wellie's ad?

Fun Fotos and Fab POTWs!

DJan said...

Oh, Benny butt pictures! My day is already complete, Hilary. I love these, filled with so much happiness.

Liz Mays said...

Love. Love. Love.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

BENNY!!!!!!!!! Boots and babies... :)

Gail Dixon said...

Any photos with Benny are guaranteed to make me smile. Love the puddle splashing behind him.

Thank you for choosing my Censored post for POTW! I see a few of my other blogging buddies made it, too! Congrats to everyone!!

messymimi said...

Yes, i enjoyed! Thank you.

ellen abbott said...

those kidlets are so cute.

Barbara said...

Thank you, Hilary! I'm glad you liked my deer photos. And thanks to those who came by to let me know since I've been busy with family and not getting much computer time!! Congrats to everyone else. And I love these puddle-jumping photos. You know how to capture the spirit of fun!

TexWisGirl said...

a happy little benny and buddies! :)

and once again you chose some wonderful posts to share in POTW!!! thanks, hilary!

Crabby McSlacker said...

Hey thanks for the POTW thing, that was sweet!

And as usual, LOVE your shots. Adorable!

Kerry said...

Great choices this week. I enjoyed all of them!

Mental P Mama said...

Absolutely love these shots! Congrats to all POTWers!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Cute pictures. Children,a dog and puddles,what a perfect combination.

Gillian Olson said...

Love the dog/kid/puddle pictures and the rainy day quotes. Thanks for POW's.

MaggieGem said...

Wonderful shots of great fun! Must go visit check out this weeks picks!

Out on the prairie said...

these shots gave me a smile, it looks fun

Bob Bushell said...

The kids are sploshed in the water and so does Ben, that's lovely.

Joanna Jenkins said...

It's official! I have got to get a pair of yellow and blue rubber boots for puddle jumping. Love this photos, HIlary.
xo jj

Wendy said...

Love, love, love those yellow rubber boots! That brings me back about 35 years ago when my eldest was a little boy. I bought a pair of yellow rubber boots for him that look exactly the same! Back in those days, they cost 50cents. Yup, and they were passed down to his little sister and two cousins. I sure got a lot for my money back then. LOL!

Thanks for setting me straight on the cormorant/loon pic. I guess I hoped it was a loon. I thought it might be a loon. I wished it was a loon. Sounds looney? Hahahaha.
Happy summer.

Oh yeah, puddle splashing is fun, no matter how old you are. LOL!

Red said...

I'm always impressed by the quotes you use. I like how all the pictures of the kids were from behind,

Dave said...

Thanks for this happy blog Hilary. In the right circumstances kids and water go well together. I loved the quotes you used - very appropriate! - Dave

Unknown said...

I'd completely forgotten how much we all enjoy the rain when we're children, but your wonderful shots have brought it all back. As someone who absolutely loathes the rain its a timely reminder that yes, once I used to actually enjoy it! Lovely shots

King of New York Hacks said...

The flow of water, the joy of children, and the wonder of animals, all make for a brilliant set of photos and an appreciation for dancing in the rain :-) LOVE all of your posts Hilary and can't thank you enough for the POTW - Congrats to all the other POTW's !! Cheers all from NYC !! :-)))

Jayne said...

Darling photos, and I love the quotes. Especially E.E. Cummings. Makes me want to go jump in the puddles! (Of which we have many lately.) :)

Barb said...

Perfect - puddles, kidlets and pooch.

Tammie Lee said...

such sweet images~
thank you for sharing everyone!

yaya said...

Nothing makes a puddle look more delicious than a little kiddo and a little doglet! Too sweet! I'm in love with rain since we've had so little this summer. It's finally finding it's way to us...Yeah!

Lisa said...

Your photos are priceless. Just love them. I did a series like this of my grandson running thought puddles while his Mom was away.
Loved the Blog. Off to see about the lightning.

suz said...

Count me among the "smitten" because I truly was smitten by the pictures, especially the puddle ones, and for the wonderful quotes. - Karen

Jo said...

Loved this set...little yellow rainboots! And "puddle-wonderful" happens to be one of my all time favorite words.

Congrats to the POTW peeps!

Suldog said...

The kid being chased by Bennie is a staggeringly good shot. I can envision that one in all sorts of places - greeting card, calendar, advertising...