Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Oh, the joy of it all, an outing on a magnificent afternoon. The dogs reveling in the pleasure of unexpected freedom and me carrying a camera. Throughout, ours was a nearly perfect world soaked in drifting clouds, sunshine, and flowers.
My primary goal was to capture changes in the summer landscape, its emerging wildflowers and seasonal critters. It was easy to find plentiful stands of Queen Anne’s Lace, which I love, and dragonflies busy doing their work.
On outings, the dogs are joyous, funny, and rarely under my feet. I never tire of seeing my hound dog, Ranger, racing in search of rabbits with the forces of energy pushing against his floppy ears.
Sometimes, it’s possible to capture beautiful Miles. He’s very fast, always busy, enjoys tracking along by running, full-out and away on the outskirts of our travel path. He disappears behind plentiful rabbit brushes and bitterbrushes too quickly for this camera-handler.
And there’s the always photogenic Osix. She won’t let herself get too far ahead of me; but on the other hand, completely disappears upon deciding arbitrarily to return to and hang out in our vehicle (Miles shares that tendency and I leave the hatch door open for them). This photo shows all the dogs (together, not easy to capture), in typical formation with Miles leading, followed by Ranger and Louie. Osix, has broken ranks and hurries back to make sure I’m still following.
A lovely spontaneous hour or so. In a natural environment with a handful of dogs and lots of sheer pleasure.
Dear Friends: This unusually-cool late July is perfect summer weather. Diana