Tag Archives: Water

Sparky at the River

Today my father invited me to go down to the Chemung River with him and his dog Sparky and hang out. I always enjoy a chance to hang out with my dad. Things only get better when you add the opportunity to be out in nature and to be around a dog.

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Sparky in the Chemung River

Sparky really loves the water. He was pretty eager to be out in the water the whole time. He went right out and wadded through water and swam around the whole time we were down at the river.

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Sparky swimming in the Chemung River

I just sat back and watched him have fun. He is such a fun dog. Photographing him is a joy.

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Sparky in the Chemung River. He loves his toy.

It Is Possible

It is only impossible until you do it.

This is the lesson I have been learning throughout my life both personally and professionally.

The biggest obstacle to my success and accomplishing things I never thought I could is my own mindset. If I think I can’t do it I can’t. If I decide to do it I can do it.

I love to hike and frequently hike locations like Watkins Glen State Park. I sometimes see people running the trails there and I think I could never do that. Well guess what? Today I did it. I went on a group run hosted by the Southern Tier Running Club. We ran the south rim trail at Watkins Glen State Park. I never thought I could and now I know I can.

Never thought I’d run for fun and exercise: Now I run regularly and have run 5k’s, 10k’s, a trail run, and a half marathon.

Never thought I could be a vegetarian: Now I have been meat free for over a year.

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Watkins Glen State Park: A view from the gorge trail.

I never thought I could sell my photography in a gallery: Done.

I never thought I could be a published photographer and writer: Done.

I never thought I would have my own gallery show: Done.

These are just a few of the things I have accomplished that at one point in my life I thought I could never do. Once I changed my mindset about each individual goal and decided to do it I was able to succeed. Now I am trying to push myself to accomplish even more that I never dreamed of.

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Watkins Glen State Park: The view at the entrance to the gorge trail.

A Dog’s Love of Water

This is what it looks like when a shelter dog who never had a proper doggy life prior to his rescue discovers for the first time that he loves water.

Scrambling around on the shore.
Scrambling around on the shore.
Splashing Around.
Splashing Around.
Trying to catch a wave.
Trying to catch a wave.
Shake it off.
Shake it off.
Get back to playing.
Get back to playing.
Out for a swim.
Out for a swim.
I'll surely catch a wave now.
I’ll surely catch a wave now.
Climbing out of the water.
Climbing out of the water.
Can I go with you guys?
Can I go with you guys?

Adironadack Trip

We recently took a trip up to the Adirondacks and 1000 Island Regions of New York. I just wanted to take a moment to share a few photos from that trip. I will likely have a longer post with more photos to share soon. Enjoy these photos until then.

Paxton springs from the water.
Paxton springs from the water.
The view of the side of the cliff atop Castle Rock.
The view of the side of the cliff atop Castle Rock.
Shoreline of Higley Flow State Park
Shoreline of Higley Flow State Park
The View, CR
The View, CR
Evening on the river
Evening on the river
Across the lake.
Across the lake.