Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Day is Golden

Our annual Arizona monsoons are here. Almost every evening this week we've seen rain and thunderstorms, and our days are very muggy! The mugginess brings out all manners of creatures, including this dragonfly. They really enjoy this weather!

I've had the opportunity this week to work at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. If you are ever passing through Phoenix, this is a great place to detour to!

This morning I'm back to my normal work place. I took this picture on the way to work:

Mornings here are truly GOLDEN, are they not?

Speaking of golden, here are a couple of pictures of Sam and Monty. They are still practicing hard to perfect their "Synchronzied Napping" routine. Here they are performing the "Waking Up" portion.

Sam is on the left, Monty is on the right. Look at how perfect they are matched!

I'm not sure how this picture will come out for you - to me it is sideways, but I have it saved right way up...


  1. Well I don't know how you tell one from the other! :)

  2. Goodness! The boys are GOOD at Synchronzied Waking Up! We couldn't tell who's who either!

    Sam & June

  3. Beautiful scenery, beautiful doggies.

  4. Barbara tooks the words right out of my mouth!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

    PeeS Gold medal performance of the Synchronzied Napping, waking up!

  5. Scenery and synchronicity fabulous together no matter the weather.

    A mirror image of one another and a golden mornin like no other.

    Ridiculously rhymin Roo bids you adieu :)

  6. Wow - they ARE good at that synchronization. And we agree, how DO you tell them apart?

    Woos ~ the OP Pack

  7. I love how they match. Our dogs started imitating eachother also; we call them the twins.

  8. Aw... I see two Sams or two Montys?

  9. You guys are so good at synchronization! =)

  10. OMG, you guys really are synchronized!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  11. Excellent synching! You must practice a lot.

  12. Beautiful state, beautiful doggies :)

  13. I don't think Khousin Merdie and I khan khwite pull that off!

    GReat pikhs!


  14. Woof! Woof! How CUTE!!! Golden TWINS. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  15. Well that is great synchronization you two! If I could have smellablog, I'd know which was Sam and which Monty! And if you didn't tell me, I might not have known - too uncool!
    Big Hugs xoxoxo

  16. Sam and Monty sure do a pawesome synchronized job!
    I love those pictures!
    Kisses and hugs

  17. Love the pictures!! That is perfect! It's really hard to see who is who!! Beautiful! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

  18. Uh-oh! The heat must really be getting to me, I'm seeing double!
    Hugs and belly rubs to Sam and Monty,

  19. The dreaded dragonfly!! It was hard for me to keep reading after that ;-) But I'm glad I did, because I got to see the fabulous Sam and Monty!

  20. Wow, that is a golden morning.

    I think I am seeing double cuteness. ;)

  21. I bet Sophie could be a part of that synchronized napping and not skip a beat! LOL! Very cute pics of the boys

  22. Oh, your mornings are truly golden!!! How beautiful!
    Sam and Monty, you two are perfect brothers! So in synch!

  23. Beautiful photographs. I love the matched pair.

  24. I love your photos... I hope that your monsoons start soon. Ours have become as regular as clockwork in the mountains of Colorado.

    We once had two dogs who always seemed to nap in sync... they were littermates. We've never had another pair who seemed so connected. Your photos reminded me of our pair. Great photos - thanks for sharing!

  25. Oh what a sweet picture of you 2..
    We love the golden sun...

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  26. Hi Sam and Monty! We are nearly neighbors! Quinn and I live in Albuquerque, NM! Thanks for stopping by my blog and extending a paw of friendship! I look forward to getting to know you better as we share adventures. You two certainly seem to have the tandem thing mastered! Please visit me again soon.

  27. Synchronized anything means a bond is there - my brothers mirror eachother all the time.

  28. That's an amazing dragonfly pic! (And the pups are gorgeous too, of course!)

    Happy blog hop! :)

  29. Aw! Most awesome photos of Sam and Monte :) And a wonderful place to work at the Casa Grande Ruins. Have not traveled through.
    Stay cools my friends :)

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose