Due to popular demand, I will try and keep the world abreast of:
1. When Sophie is standing in a field
2. What she looks like doing it
I’ll make my selections based on an attempt to showcase general majesty and variety (we often visit the same fields, but in different seasons, sometimes she is gleeful, sometimes dignified, sometimes rain is getting in her eyes etc.) and will omit any photographs of Sophie standing in other places where she is often found, such as roads, trails, groves of trees, sidewalks or patios. I might include rivers when her legs are submerged up to the approximate area of a “knee,” due to the similarities in plane and expanse.
DOG STANDING IN FIELDS
1. Date: Some time last winter (note snow).
Location: Top secret
Mood of Photo: Thoughtful
2. Date: December, 2011
Location: Field at top of Joryville Park
Mood of Photo: Inquisitive
3. Date: Approx. February (or March?) , 2013
Location: Dodge County Park
Mood of photo: imperialistic
4. Date: April?? March?? 2013
Location: John Day County Park
Mood of photo: bombastic
5. Date: Last fall
Location: Back yard
Mood of photo: rainy
6. Date: July, 2013
Location: Mt. Jefferson
7. Date: July, 2013
Location: Spong’s Landing county park
8. Date: October 9th, 2013 (That was Wednesday!)
Location: Bomb shelter
9. Date: Early December, 2013
Location: Clear cut (counts as field), Mt. Hood National Forest, near Forest Road 36
10. Date: Thanksgiving, 2013
Location: Turner City Park
11. Location: Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, Bird Track Springs Campground
Date: November 30th, 2013
(Note: I debated the inclusion of this photo and I admit that its Field Status is arguable at best. I may have been swayed by the location, a bit further east than Sophie and I had traveled in a while and a very nice campground [to which I’ve included the link], and the occasion, which was directly after I had taken a very long computerized test. Please advise if you believe this photo to be an inappropriate addition to the catalog).
12. Date: January 24th, 2014
Location: Mountain View Cemetery, Community of Corbett, extraordinarily accurately named. (Note: if you look up this green space using Google Maps, you’ll observe a confusing inconsistency that marks the cemetery as existing concurrently in two places, almost adjacent but on opposite sides of both Smith and Evans Roads. This is false. If you travel this way, heed the hill of purple cabbage to the west and turn toward it, not looking back).
13. Location: Turner City Park
Date: December maybe 8th, 2013
14. Location: Bonesteele Park
Date: October 13th, 2013
15. Location: Hopewell Cemetery (Note: This is not certain! It could also be the Aurora Cemetery, the Aurora Loof Cemetery, or maybe the Gervais Masonic Cemetery. I’ll have to look into the issue).
Date: October 11th, 2013
16. Location: Field in forest near Breitenbush (I wasn’t there, Sophie did this while I was out of town somewhere else. She did not take these two photos herself, they were taken by Sophie-fan Bob Fanshier).
Date: February 1st, 2014
Mood: OH BOY!
17. Again; same details.
Mood: Oft upon the horizon . . .
18. Location: Butteville Cemetery, near some big ol’ mushrooms.
Date: October 11th, 2013
19. Location: The Bunker, the butte
Location: The shore of Boulder Lake, Mt. Hood National Forest (lake shores: field enough? This editor says yes).
Location: Clearcut, Santiam State Forest
Date: June? Early June? We were with Caitlin maybe she knows.
Location: The shores of Rhody Lake
Date: The same as above. We ate jerky, we saw bees, we did not contract poison oak poisoning.
Mood: satisfyingly lost
Location: Bonesteele ❤
Date: I don’t know
Mood: I wasn’t there actually so I can’t exactly say?!?
Location: Mt. Hood National Forest near Estacada, close off the 224, above 2,000 ft.
Date: Early March I believe
Mood: Quizzical (the tarps fell down when it snowed and we were sleeping under them)
Date: approximately 30 minutes later, having had coffee (sophie had not had coffee, I had)
Location: Clearcut, Mt. Hood National Forest. It was before Zig Zag and I went south off the 26 and then cut into the forest. I can show you on a map where it was but it was, as evidenced here, mainly clear cuts.
Date: This must have been in March. I drove here and thought about if I should move to Montana. I did not.
Location: Camp Creek Campground, Mt. Hood.
Date: April, the day before me and Carol performed in the Monkeys Variety Show. I was hungover because I had slept in my truck the night before. Me and sophie took a nap in this camp ground and drove up a steep road chocked with puddles I could not see the bottom of.
Location: Butte Creek, Santiam State Forest
Location: I actually do NOT KNOW WHERE THIS IS
Date: Duh!!! No Clue!!
Location: Our yard ❤ , near the Frank Gehry inspired bamboo raised bed, can you see her?
Date: Last week, middle July
Location: Bull Run River
Date: Probably the second Wednesday in July
Mood: Like an Elk