Friday, 5 December 2014

A Step Too Far - Sepia Saturday

A dog, a child and some steps in this week's prompt ought to be easy to match.

Golf used to one of my favourite pastimes and this picture from 1905 has steps aplenty just off the course.

The Royal and Ancient Clubhouse, St Andrews

When I was a student at St Andrews in the 1950s the 18th green looked much better than this.

My grandsons and their dogs found more steps in the woods alongside the River Severn although Alby seems to be wagging his finger at me behind the camera.

Cara, Alby, Milly and Kai (at the back) - 2001
Over the years the steps at my daughter's home in Michigan have been a spot to capture pictures of our grand dogs.

Grandmaw with Sam and Maxie
Cody and Scout
Grandpaw and Scout - 2010
In 2008 when we celebrated our golden wedding at Tresco in the Scilly Isles there were no dogs (or children) in evidence. In Tresco Abbey Gardens there was a shots of steps in the distance.

With a statue at the top of the steps
Statue of the Dorien-Smith children
This statue is said to be symbolic of the freedom of the islands.

Before we travelled to Tresco we stayed in Fowey and my daughter managed to get herself photo bombed by a dog.

King of Prussia, Fowey - 2008

And it's dogs that found a step too far.

Gem and Scout peer down the staircase to the basement - 2012
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Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Much enjoyed this traipse through time.


La Nightingail said...

Well, if you're going to get yourself 'photo bombed' by a dog, it might as well be a beautiful Irish Setter. We had one of those for several years & they are gorgeous dogs - plus ours, thanks to my husband's patient training, was a lovely, wonderfully behaved dog & always minded commands.

Postcardy said...

That's a cute picture of the dogs peering down the basement steps. It looks like they are conferring about what to do.

Kathy Morales said...

A fine collection of steps and dogs.

Jo Featherston said...

Some very enticing steps there. I guess going downstairs is rather a challenge for dogs.

boundforoz said...

You have a great eye for a photo. But I have to admit liking the verandah shots. I am a great fan of verandahs.

Wendy said...

All great photos but I'm most drawn to the one of those overgrown steps along the wooded path.

ScotSue said...

You matched the prompt so well with great pictures of steps and dogs.

Deb Gould said...

I love Cody and Scout: one with a tennis ball, the other with a stuffed animal. True retrievers, aren't they?

Rosie said...

The statue reminded me of a statue I saw in Puerto Varas, South Chile this past summer. It was all made of metal of a maiden looking out onto the lake.

Jo said...

I particularly like that statue of the 3 children, very unusual. I am so glad I don't have to climb any of those steps. Great pix.

Kristin said...

What a nice statue. I like that.

Little Nell said...

All enjoyable pictures as usual Bob and I particularly like the King of Prussia as I have happy memories of listening to live music there when we stayed in Fowey.

Teresa Wilson Rogers said...

Always love the dog shots, especially the yellow labs! A family never seems complete without a dog!

Patrica Ball Morrison said...

a very fine collection of dogs and their persons,,,,what is the King of Prussia place where your daughter poses?

Alex Daw said...

Yes, I'm with Patricia...tell us more about the King Of Prussia place. I don't know anything about it but it looks very interesting.

Bob Scotney said...

Pat and Alex - The King of Prussia in Fowey, in Cornwall, is a pub that serves great grub.
We always eat there when we visit our son who has an apartment in the town.
Now I have to find out how the pub got its name.