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Friday, May 7, 2021

Nature Friday: Hosted by my nephew Pup

Hosted by LLB Gang

Dearest Auntie HiC

It is I, Pup, your ace reporter, reporting from New Mexico.  Where we are currently set up at:

Fun facts to know and tell:
Did you know Ponderosa pines smell like butterscotch and vanilla? The peeps learned this the first time they visited Grand  Canyon. There are several smaller Ponderosas in our new campground in NM.  

 There’s a beautiful Ponderosa is located on our campsite, and Mom headed straight for it

I told her I may or may not have “watered” that tree earlier, but it didn’t dissuade her.
You’ve heard of tree huggers; Mom is a tree sniffer!!!

Volume up!

After Mom finished sniffing the tree we did a little birdwatching.  We saw lots of Scrub Jays, they are beautiful but too fast for a photo.  Below borrowed from Wikipedia.

Mom says a great birdwatching companion. I never say a word. 😝
Dearest Pup,
Ohhhhh my word butterscotch, That is my kinda of tree. Now you have me watered the giant tree.  I bet it  grew a few inches overnight.  The bird is gorgeous it matches the beautiful sky!  I want a top that color.  
Love to you and the entire pack your auntie HiC


  1. wow we love that tree... and we often ponder about the time as such a mighty tree was just a little stick... we wish they could talk....

  2. That is a lovely tree and it must smell wonderful. The first video link wouldn't load for me.

  3. Oh how I wish we had those ponderosa pines in Scotland.
    Gail says that I am NOT the ideal bird-watching companion as after I've sat there for a minute or two I always want to wander off and investigate some interesting smell.
    Toodle pip!

  4. Hari OM
    Thanks, Pup, for taking is on your hike with mum and sharing the Ponderosa birdy with us; I swear I can smell butterscotch right now... hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  5. My mom would have her nose against the tree's bark too and sniffing away!

  6. Gorgeous park... I love and and have sniffed Ponderosa Pines! When we lived in El Paso we visited friends in Albuquerque and we found the sniff worthy Pines on our travels. New Mexico is one of my favorite places. I am glad you like to bird watch with your Mom, Pup.

  7. Beautiful bird. lol...I've smelled a few flowers in my time.

  8. How cool that the trees smell like butterscotch!

    The Florida Furkids

  9. i have never sniffed a tree, but if i were there I would and I love that video, looking up up up to the top. wow. I did not know they have a smell at all, much less like butterscotch and vanilla...

  10. OMD butterscotch & vanilla ! That is amazing.

  11. Oh how fun and mom says you're a great bird watching companion too. What a cute shot of the two of you.

    I chuckled about you watering that tree.

    Have a woof woof day and weekend. My best to your Auntie C. ♥

  12. That's a really pawesome tree. I would've watered it too!

  13. That was fun pup, we'd pretty much be tree sniffers too!

  14. It sounds like Pup and his pack are having a great time out in New Mexico.

  15. I did not know they smelled like that. XO

  16. What a great report Pup!! New Mexico is such a beautiful place. Oooo, mny best gal Mabel's Mom and Dad taught us all about the delicious smelling Ponderosa's!! Mama loves not only the smell, but the way the bark looks!!
    Arty and the Gang

  17. Thank you for sharing your beautiful surroundings.

    1. WoW! We have some huge pine trees around here. Poderosas make them look small. Pup, we are impressed you are such a great bird watcher! Cinnamon gets excited and barks at them. Thanks so much for visiting us!

  18. We have ponderosa pines here. When the sun warms them up, they smell SO good. But, I would've said that they smell like vanilla. No matter - butterscotch is great too!

  19. Oh, Ma has smelled one of those! They smell FABulous! When you gets a whole bunch in the summer heat, the forest smells DIVINE! Pup, I would have peed on it too....🤣
    You are the bestest reporter! Maybe you and Chester should start your own paper!
    Ruby ♥

  20. Another Ace Reporter pup! Yay! I was afraid I was alone in this profession as a dog. You do a wonderful job, Pup. You will have to get an official Ace Reporter picture made. Good job on reporting on the tree, too. XOX and *wags* Lucy

  21. We love the smell of trees! You're a top notch doggie reporter (just like Chester L. W. Spaniel) Pup! Keep up the good work!


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