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Old Oct 22, 2009, 3:34 PM   #11
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A great series of picks. Remarkable the second.
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Old Oct 23, 2009, 10:46 AM   #12
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All of these are nice shots. In the first two, I get the distinct feeling of watching two Wolves. Great effect! Excellent series!

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Dave,

You make me happy. Ever since I was a young boy (knirk, knirk; that d..... rocking chair needs some maintenance) and read Jack London's book "White Fang" I have been fascinated by wolves

I did a search,


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PART I
CHAPTER I - THE TRAIL OF THE MEAT

"Dark spruce forest frowned on either side the frozen waterway. The trees had been stripped by a recent wind of their white covering of frost, and they seemed to lean towards each other, black and ominous, in the fading light. A vast silence reigned over the land. The land itself was a desolation, lifeless, without movement, so lone and cold that the spirit of it was not even that of sadness. There was a hint in it of laughter, but of a laughter more terrible than any sadness - a laughter that was mirthless as the smile of the sphinx, a laughter cold as the frost and partaking of the grimness of infallibility. It was the masterful and incommunicable wisdom of eternity laughing at the futility of life and the effort of life. It was the Wild, the savage, frozen- hearted Northland Wild"

The book in it's entirety is, as you can see if you follow the link, published on the webb

So i bought two dogs who have been the same for 10000 years. They are Arctic Herders and we spend all the days together

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A great series of picks. Remarkable the second.
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Thank you very much for viewing and the comment. Much appreciated. Never saw it before, sky and water the same colour and strength

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Dave,

You make me happy. Ever since I was a young boy (knirk, knirk; that d..... rocking chair needs some maintenance) and read Jack London's book "White Fang" I have been fascinated by wolves

I did a search,


Launch Reading Mode


Chapter 1




PART I
CHAPTER I - THE TRAIL OF THE MEAT

"Dark spruce forest frowned on either side the frozen waterway. The trees had been stripped by a recent wind of their white covering of frost, and they seemed to lean towards each other, black and ominous, in the fading light. A vast silence reigned over the land. The land itself was a desolation, lifeless, without movement, so lone and cold that the spirit of it was not even that of sadness. There was a hint in it of laughter, but of a laughter more terrible than any sadness - a laughter that was mirthless as the smile of the sphinx, a laughter cold as the frost and partaking of the grimness of infallibility. It was the masterful and incommunicable wisdom of eternity laughing at the futility of life and the effort of life. It was the Wild, the savage, frozen- hearted Northland Wild"

The book in it's entirety is, as you can see if you follow the link, published on the webb

So i bought two dogs who have been the same for 10000 years. They are Arctic Herders and we spend all the days together

Thank you, Dave, for your kind words

Torgny
Like I said, wonderful shots. All you need to do is run them as a slide show with Robert Redford's recordings of Wolves howling (Make the audience sit outside in ten degree weather with the snow falling).

I'm a big fan of Jack London, and I believe I've read everything he's ever written, including some of his political novels, like "The Iron Heel."

So I now own a breed of dog whose DNA is the closest to a Wolf of all domestic dogs. He doesn't howl to often, but when he does he's right up there with the real Wolves.

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By the way, do you know what a "Sun Dog" is?

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Yes, Dave, I've learned that this halo phenomenon is called sun dogs in English. Always wondered why

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Dave,

Don't quite remember why I couldn't get them both on the same image. They always come in pairs, don't they. Here is the missing one

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They're called "Sun Dogs" because they follow the sun like a well trained dog...

I've only seen this twice in my life.

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