I imagine most of you know where I’d be going for the most part this month.
But no matter what — getting out to play has been an important part of trying to get grounded. What’s more, on the inside aspect, I’ve actually found time to blog a little. That is hopefully also going to get me back into the rhythm of doing more than looking at other blogs — but actually leaving thoughts!
One thing is for sure … getting out and doing something fun is good for your mind and body. I’m still not quite where I need to be for health things, but I’m getting back to where I need to be a little at a time.
The weather my way hasn’t been the most perfect, but it’s been decent enough to get out and explore. Playing is also a key with having a growing puppy, that’s for sure.
So that’s where I stand this month.
I actually had the chance to attend a minor league baseball game this month, too. That was all because of how the schedule worked out this year. Who knows if I’ll ever get that chance again, so it was pretty neat to do so.
Here’s hoping you are all doing well, getting outside, smiling and trying to live life to the fullest!
Here are my five for the month!
1. Happy place
I’m starting this post out with a non-Harper shot. For the first time in two years, I had the chance to take my yearly Columbus Day weekend trip to the Jersey Shore. I spend several hours for two days on the beach, walking it, taking photos, having chats with people and just enjoying the slower side of life. Harper was boarded for the weekend, which was nice, but at the same time … I look forward to next year and hopefully being able to bring her to enjoy the beach as well!
2-3. Dock Diving
Harper did her first two lessons of dock diving! I’m hoping she’ll be able to do one more lesson this weekend before the weather really starts to turn. These two images were from her first lesson. The second one I went in the water, so the photos I have are not ones I took, so … no using them here!
4. National Fetch Day
National Fetch Day fell in October and it was nice to be able to get out and have some fun with Harper. The weather got poor in the afternoon, so I made sure she got a lot of fun play in the morning!
5. A good day of play
I have a lot of photos of Harper sleeping. This one isn’t the best, but it’s the one that makes me smile the most (at least of the ones taken this month). This was after a good day of play and she was exhausted at night. Note that she is curled up on my foot (which eventually that means my foot might go numb). Nights like this are when I know her and I are building a really strong bond.
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** CHALLENGE CHANGE **
From this point forward, I am going to do the next theme at the bottom of each linkup. Also, the posting date will now be the first of each month, thus giving you the entire month to take the photos etc.
That means it’s a one-stop shop! Hopefully this helps out with everybody.
So, below is the linkup for October. Make sure you drop your link there. The theme for November is Give thanks! Remember to come back on December 1 to link up and check out the theme for that month!
Photo Blogging Challenge: October 2021 results
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Harper is definitely starting to lose that puppy face and is now resembling a dog. When you have a dog in your life, you can’t help but get out and play from time to time.
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Mike Davis says
Can’t ever get enough of that adorable Harper!
Awesome sunset shot at Jersey Shore 🙂
I had no idea there was such a thing as “national fetch day” 😉 You probably also just learned about it this year?
Very cute how courageous Harper seems to enjoy jumping into the water!
Danielle Kempe says
Harper is adorable and I love the dock diving shots
Fantastic shots for the play theme! I knew there’d be shots of Harper, but that first shot of your happy place is stunning. I’m sorry I was not able to participate this month. Hopefully everything will be straightened out by the end of November!
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